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Working With Elevator Bolts to Improve Safety

December 2, 2022

Elevator bolts are a type of fastener used to secure two pieces of material together. They are named after their use in elevators, where they securely mount the car to the track. Elevator bolts feature a flat, countersunk head with a smooth shank and sharp point. This makes them easy to drive into place without damaging the material that is being attached. In addition, they can be used with either nuts or pre-tapped holes for quick installation and removal.

Strength Should Be Greater Than Application Requirements

When choosing this kind of bolt for a project, it is important to make sure it has been rated for the job at hand. The size of the bolt should match the thickness of the material you are attaching, and its strength should be greater than your application requirements. Elevator bolts are available in a variety of head styles, thread sizes, and diameters.

Joining Metal Components Together

In addition to their use in elevators, they can also be used for a variety of other applications such as: attaching metal brackets to wood frames, mounting solar panels to roofs, securing signs onto poles or walls, joining metal components together, and more. They are an essential part of any DIY project that requires secure fastening solutions. 

A Clean and Easy Installation

When installing elevator bolts into material like wood or drywall it is important to use the proper drill bit size for a clean and easy installation. You should always check local building codes before starting any project involving these bolts and ensure you follow all safety guidelines when handling them. Using the correct size fastener and following installation instructions will ensure your project is done correctly and safely. 

Quick And Secure Fastening Solutions

Elevator style bolts are a great way to quickly and securely attach two pieces of material together. With the available sizes, head styles, and strength ratings they can be used in a variety of applications. Whether you’re building an elevator or mounting a sign onto a wall, they provide quick and secure fastening solutions. Be sure to follow all safety guidelines when using them for the best results. Contact Coburn Myers today to learn more!