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carridge bolt replacement

What metal is best for replacing the carridge bolts if in a bind? 

Stores here carry zinc,stainless and galvinized bolts.Does any tolerate the heat better or does it not matter.Galvinized seem to thick to fit square hole of bands from what i remember.

thanks.
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Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,412
    stainless and I keep a couple of extras
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Anything with a grade 5 rating or stainless which is normally very close to grade 5 should work just fine. If you use stainless bolts with stainless nuts be sure to use some anti-sneeze to avoid binding which is common on stainless.
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  • pswarren said:
    Anything with a grade 5 rating or stainless which is normally very close to grade 5 should work just fine. If you use stainless bolts with stainless nuts be sure to use some anti-sneeze to avoid binding which is common on stainless.
    Anti-sneeze? Accursed auto correct
    :D

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,292


    pswarren said:

    Anything with a grade 5 rating or stainless which is normally very close to grade 5 should work just fine. If you use stainless bolts with stainless nuts be sure to use some anti-sneeze to avoid binding which is common on stainless.

    Anti-sneeze? Accursed auto correct
    :D

    Around these parts we call it benadryl or claritin. :)
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  • Oops, just shove a bolt in each nostril and your good to go.
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  • Maybe a bit overkill, but I like Grade 8 bolts.  I have a little more confidence in the yield and tension capabilities in the Grade 8 compared to a Grade 5.
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    What are the markings that show grade on cartridge bolts ?
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  • Fireman_JoeFireman_Joe Posts: 296
    edited September 2013
    Key Largo,Florida  
    2-LBGE, High Que grates, Kick Ash Baskets, SmokeWear Caps, Adjustable Rig, Woo, Stoker II, Amaz-n-smoker, Thermapen, Rockwood charcoal
    Mini Max, No accessories yet !

    Gambrills,Maryland
    2-LBGE, same accessories as in Florida
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    Thanks for the info,if I go with SS how impt is this anti seeze or no bind spray?
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    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • I think we are over-thinking this my son. Never heard of a bolt shearing in a band. If you want stainless carriage bolts e-mail me and I'll get you some

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • I would use it for stainless, they have a natural ability to bind easily.
    Key Largo,Florida  
    2-LBGE, High Que grates, Kick Ash Baskets, SmokeWear Caps, Adjustable Rig, Woo, Stoker II, Amaz-n-smoker, Thermapen, Rockwood charcoal
    Mini Max, No accessories yet !

    Gambrills,Maryland
    2-LBGE, same accessories as in Florida
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  •   I would use stainless since it is a more malleable than a grade 8 which would be brittle in comparison and you actually want the bolts to bend. The stainless would also be rust resistant. I'd pass on the never-seize since it's nasty stuff that gets on everything and wouldn't want it around food. After you torque the bolts to spec their bent and you can't reuse them anyway. Last time I went to take some off they just stripped because when they bend it distorts the threads so I just cut it with some bolt cutters. You don't want to try cutting grade 8s with bolt cutters. Just my 2 cents.   
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    td66snrf said:

      I would use stainless since it is a more malleable than a grade 8 which would be brittle in comparison and you actually want the bolts to bend. The stainless would also be rust resistant. I'd pass on the never-seize since it's nasty stuff that gets on everything and wouldn't want it around food. After you torque the bolts to spec their bent and you can't reuse them anyway. Last time I went to take some off they just stripped because when they bend it distorts the threads so I just cut it with some bolt cutters. You don't want to try cutting grade 8s with bolt cutters. Just my 2 cents.   

    Interesting... I have always managed to reuse my bolts after an band adjustment even though the bolts were bent!

    Maybe that's my problem ...strpped bolts/nuts?
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    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,034
    edited September 2013
    Like my Clarendon cousin, I think you might be over thinking this. A grade 5 bolt, carriage or otherwise is pretty much coasting at 120" pounds of torque. Chances are the unrated bolts and nuts on your daughter's bicycle are torqued tighter. 
    The reason these things bend is because the bands are soft steel. They do not hold their shape and provide a solid surface allowing the force of the bolt/nut to be applied across a surface that stays perpendicular to the center line of the bolt. Once you have this unstable condition the grade of the bolt really does not matter, you are not using it as it is intended to be used. These look a lot like the OEM bolts on most eggs I've seen, full thread and black. 
    Torque to spec and you will be fine. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 932
    edited September 2013
    The old mechanics rule of thumb is to add 2 to the number of radial lines on the head of the bolt to establish the grade.  i.e. a bolt with 3 lines is a grade 5.  The sometime exception to this is stainless bolts which may be marked differently or not at all and of course metrics as can be seen on the chart above.  I just went out to my Egg and the carriage bolts have 3 lines and are dull silver colored so I would say they are grade 5 mild steel with zinc plating.   Higher tensile strength bolts are not always the best in every application, for this I would stay with grade 5.  I am quite sure the grade 8 bolts would not bend as recommended so might easily be over torqued if you are not using a torque wrench.
    See der Rabbits, Iowa
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  • Is there a rule of thumb for how many pounds of torque they should be tightened?

    New Brunswick, Canada

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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    10 ft/lbs
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