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Nuts and Bolts: The Lowdown

They may be small but you would be hard pressed to find any machine structure that didn't have them. Bolts may seem like they were invented at the dawn of time. However the functionality bolts provide as one of the most used fasteners is unparalleled.

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The Benefits of Stainless Steel Fasteners

Stainless steel fasteners are made of steel that has been mixed with at least a ten percent compound of chromium, and possibly other metals, so that the steel doesn't rust or corrode. This makes stainless steel fasteners great for outdoor conditions, where there is a lot of water or moisture. Especially if you are building something that supports a substantial amount of weight, such as humans, you will need to use stainless steel fasteners. Steel all by itself can rust until it breaks, and nobody wants that.

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5 Types of Deck Fasteners

In the construction of your deck the nails, screws, bolts and other kinds of deck fasteners are the glue that will hold your project together making it strong and stable for years to come. Some of these choices such as the size of lag screws or carriage bolts are regulated by local building codes for strength and safety issues. Others choices such as whether to use nails or screws depend more upon personal homeowner preferences than local building codes.

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