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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 06:09 AM

Last Saturday, a neighbor to the shop building asked if I needed some large bolts. So I went over to his tandem axle trailer to see what he had. Once I looked, I grabbed a small bucket and proceeded to fill it up:
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The wooden box he had on the trailer was about 7' long X 4' wide X 30" deep and just about 2/3 full of these. Yesterday, I finally had a chance to sort out what I got.
5/8" bolts & washers
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1/2" bolts & washers
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3/8" bolts and washers
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odds & ends
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The 5/8" washers are about .130+/- thick, 1/2" are .100+/-, and 3/8" are about .80+/- thick.
Nice batch of goodies. Most are galvanized, but usable.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 06:13 AM

Nice haul Kenny. Looks like so of it is grade 5 or 8.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 06:33 AM

I grabbed a few larger plates, but forgot to get a pic of them. Just some goodies to 'play' with.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 08:09 AM

I'm sure they will come in handy. I don't think you can never have to many extra bolts, washers, nuts, & brackets. Nice haul Kenny.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 09:04 AM

That looks like a good haul. As Bill just said, extra nuts and bolts and plates come in handy. You never know what you will need. Did he give them to you or did he sell them to you? Just being nosey there.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 10:27 AM

Nice kenny. I find the more bolts I have the more I seem to need. I never seem to have the right length. I've noticed that all the hardware stores like HD etc have put big price increases on hardware in the last couple years. You can see it coming. They switched hardware suppliers and reformatted the displays and Bing prices doubled for some stuff. I still have Princess Auto where you can buy grade 8 bolts for less than grade 5 at HD. The selection is basic but prices are much lower.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 01:22 PM

That looks like a good bucket! Like said, can never have to much hardware!

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 03:40 PM

I'll stop and pick up a washer in a parking lot, let alone accept an offer like that one.

Good Haul Kenny! Never have to many.

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 04:50 PM

The best part is they were FREE! I used a few washers today!

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Congrats on the Free hardware! Can't beat that! :thumbs:

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Good haul Kenny, and they were free to top it off. Way to go!! :thumbs:

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Posted May 16, 2012 - 11:18 PM

Nice kenny. I find the more bolts I have the more I seem to need. I never seem to have the right length.


Sounds like me, so when I go to get some I usually buy extras. The problem is that someone sneaks into my garage at night and hides them from me and I don't find them for a couple of weeks when I'm looking for something else. I'm quite sure it's not "Old Age" or "CRS".

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 04:48 AM

Ronnie, I have the same problem. I just haven't figured out how they get in there! :bigrofl:

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Posted May 17, 2012 - 05:54 AM

Nice haul Kenny ,Good for those outside projects . If you weld those galv. brackets be careful of the fumes , very bad for you , you also have to grind it pretty good to get all the coating off the welding area. At least that's what I do , maybe a stick welder isn't as fussy as the mig , IDK , Al
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Posted May 17, 2012 - 06:10 AM

I know about the fumes. No inside welding of those and I clean them pretty good before using.




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