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Old 10-24-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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rivet thickness

How thick do the rivets need to be to hold things securely in place?

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by BanjoPicker View Post
How thick do the rivets need to be to hold things securely in place?
Some questions don't have one single answer. Rivets are like that. There are several styles, diameters, and lengths, and you haven't indicates the thickness you're putting the rivet through, or the diameter of the drilled hole you're putting the rivet into.

So, in an attempt to answer your question, I am providing the following link, that may help you decide:

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Excellent link, thank you,
I also have just recently had to start dealing with rivets and frankly I am pretty stupid on the subject. I think it is a necessary skill for all Airstream owners. This link should be on a sticky.
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Agreed! A super link; thank you.
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