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Carriage bolts are designed for through-bolting where the bolt's square neck is used to keep the bolt from turning as a nut is tightened on the other end. Using a carriage bolt will really clean up the appearance of your outdoor projects-like deck furniture, decks and docks. Available in marine grade Hot-Dipped Galvanized for corrosion resistance.
Carriage bolts were originally designed to attach the wheels to the axles of carriages during the 17th and 18th centuries. The best way to install a carriage bolt is to insert it into the pre-drilled hole and tap the bolt so the head is flush with the surface. Fasten with a flat washer, a lock washer, and a nut. The lock washer stops the bolt from loosening, but you can also add an additional nut and tighten the two nuts together.
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do the washers and nuts come with this? if not can you show me where to get them?
No they don't. if you scroll down the page a bit you should see both the nuts and washers.
Nuts yes, washers no. They can be bought from Jamestown as well.
No. My project didn't need them. If Jamestown Dost doesn't sell them, I assume Home Depot does.
Is this 7-inch carriage bolt (3/8-16 thread) fully threaded (e.g., no shank), like a Shaker Screen Bolt?thanks.
I bought these bolts a while ago. My recollection is that they were all threads as shown in the picture.
Hard to find bolt at a good price!
Hey, its a carriage bolt! But the nuts did thread smoothly!
Definite Savings [...]
FGLCBE38X8 CARR BOLT GALV 3/8-16 X 8 FGLCBE38X6 CARR BOLT GALV 3/8-16 X 6 FGLHN38 HEX NUT GALV 3/8-16 FGLFW38 FLAT WASHER GALV 3/8 67/LB 50lb/bx I went purchase bolts for a deck I was rebuilding and found the prices quite high at a national hardware store. Searched the internet and was directed to this site. Purchased the bolts for a very reasonable price [...] Bolts were just what I ordered and great quality. Would buy again if the need arises.Paul