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Old 01-29-2004, 03:03 PM   #1
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Rivet spacing

What is the "correct" rivet spacing for a patch? I have to place a few on the outside skin of my trailer. Is there a good source for figuring it out by size of patch?? I could always use a good book for my "reading" time......
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Old 01-29-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
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My standard is typically 2"-3" on center, but Airstream may be different. I also start on one corner and work both ways one rivet at a time to avoid puckering of the patch.

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Old 01-29-2004, 03:24 PM   #3
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This isn't a book, but has lots of good information on rivets, including MIL-specs RIVETs
(rivet spacing should be Minumum 3D and Maximum 12D, where D is the rivet diameter)
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