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Re: Grade 8 bolts in place of A325 bolts

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I don't have the spec you are asking for handy, but Grade 5 is the spec that
is closest to A325 Bolts.  In fact I purposely avoid Grade 8 and A490 bolts
in tension unless they are pretensioned because of their low tolerance to

Paul Martin
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From: AnandNene(--nospam--at) <AnandNene(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 10:43 AM
Subject: Grade 8 bolts in place of A325 bolts

>Can someone give me reference to the properties of Grade 8 bolts?
>Shop has requested for use of Grade 8 bolts in place of A325 bolts.  These
>are 1/2" dia. bolts for equipment attachment.
>Anand Nene
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