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RE: Rivets

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Yes, rivets may be replaced with bolts.  However you might want to specify
that the hole be reamed and a larger bolt installed if there is any visible
damage to the material surrounding the hole.  Note that the twist-off type
bolts discussed in a recent thread have a button head which appears very
similar to that of a rivet.

Chris Serroels

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	RJConley(--nospam--at) [SMTP:RJConley(--nospam--at)]
> Sent:	Thursday, January 28, 1999 7:23 AM
> To:	seaint(--nospam--at)
> Subject:	Rivets
> I am looking at disassembling an old riveted joint bridge truss and
> reassembling at another site.  My question is can rivets be replaced with
> bolts?
> Thanks
> Bob Conley, P.E.