Pop Rivets

Submitted: Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:16
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Hi Folks i need some help some rivets need replacing where the anti flaps hook on are all pop the same i have heard that some are water proof (true or false?)
thanks for your help
Bj
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Reply By: andrew t - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:33

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:33
there are all sorts of pop rivets, the type you are refering to are called blind rivets check out this link for some more information on what you may need for your particular job
http://www.ajaxfast.com.au/downloads/AjaxRivetsHandbook.pdf
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Follow Up By: andrew t - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:37

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:37
http://www.hi-tensilebolt.com.au/Front%20Page.html
also check out this link as sealed rivets may be a better option for you
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Follow Up By: tonysmc - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:09

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:09
Hi,

Blind rivets are just the ordinary rivet that are not sealed. I think the term "blind" refers to you not needing to see the other side to fasten it. Before the good old “pop” rivet, were the solid rivet which you needed pressure from both sides to fasten a rivet, usually 2 people able to see the rivet.
You will need to specify a closed end sealed rivet.
Cheers
Tony
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Reply By: BJ & Reen - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:53

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 12:53
Thanks Andrew that is very helpfull
Regards Bj
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Follow Up By: Member - Lynton B (QLD) - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 19:12

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 19:12
Hi BJ Have always silicone sealed my blind rivets in. But will check out the sealed rivets for future use.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 20:01

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 at 20:01
Speaking of rivets.

I needed some Rivnuts for a particular job and, after failing to beg, borrow or steal, I bought a drill attachment from these people in Victoria.

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If you scroll down to the second item, DRNCA-4210 CXordless Rivnut Adapter, I got one of those.

Works a treat.
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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 15:29

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 15:29
Just an extra comment.

My cordless drill, a Ryobi One+, didn't have enough torque to scrunch the rivnut down but my 240v drill was perfect.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 15:37

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 15:37
GB, I also have a job requiring the use of Rivnuts coming up and was just going to start looking for a tool rather than the old manual way of nut and bolt screwing the things up by hand so the post was useful :)

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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Mar 01, 2013 at 21:19

Friday, Mar 01, 2013 at 21:19
Thanks for the link, GB.

We are having an aluminium camper body built at the moment, and am sure these will be handy for any add-ons we may need.

It's funny, while I've seen these advertised, have never seen them "in the flesh". Happened to notice on a truck I was re-fuelling had a number of Rivnuts used on the tank mounting straps, to mount the fastening bolts.

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Follow Up By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Mar 01, 2013 at 21:33

Friday, Mar 01, 2013 at 21:33
Bob, talk to them on the phone.

They are very helpful. I was going to order a particular type of rivnut but they pointed out the correct ones for me.

I got a selection of about 4 different sizes, and the tool, all for $215,

Credit card over the phone. Painless.

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