[DML] Re: M5 Rivnuts (Fiberglass filler for installing new?)
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[DML] Re: M5 Rivnuts (Fiberglass filler for installing new?)



OK, I know what you are describing. The "ribbed" riv-nuts are not as sensitive to the hole size and "bite" into the fiberglass. The jack-nuts are not as weak as you might expect and instead of spinning when they "freeze" to the bolt, they break apart making removal easier than the riv-nuts. Every fastener is specifically designed for it's purpose, some work better in certain places than others. Jack nuts can be very useful for replacing where a riv-nut has messed up the hole in the fiberglass and is less sensitive to hole size. In fact in some instances where the hole was very enlarged I just use washers over the jack nut. This way I can keep the fastener in the same location and I don't have to do any fiberglass repair! I don't think you could do that with a ribbed riv-nut.
David Teitelbaum

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, <rob@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Dave,
> 
>  
> 
> Actually Dave what I'm calling a "ribbed aluminum Riv-nut" is exactly that.
> It has a solid body but ribbed sides that provide more grip. These are
> stronger than either "jack-nuts" or "well-nuts" which "Mr. G" correctly
> identifies as such. Jack-nuts have four open ribs quite like, as you said,
> an expansion nut but are therefore WEAKER than Riv-nuts. Well-nuts are
> rubber except for the threads and are the weakest of all. Whoever told you
> that Riv-nuts are not intended for fiberglass must not have been talking to
> t



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