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Author Topic: Hot Dipped Galvanized U-Bolts Now Available at McMaster-Carr  (Read 14187 times)
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« on: August 21, 2006, 02:57:24 PM »

Type "u-bolts" into their search box.

Over the years I've wondered why McMaster-Carr never offered galvanized U-bolts. They have plain, zinc plated and stainless steel, etc.

But now they have galvanized for a reasonable price. Great for antenna work. For example, one small 1/4" thread U-bolt costs 46 cents for zinc, 63 cents for galavanized and $2.06 for stainless.   The galvanized will last for many years, while the zinc rusts in less that two. The stainless is good forever, but expensive unless you only need a few.

I just put in an order for a second batch of the galvanized. I was so pleased with the first batch I thought I'd post this info. Some of the guys said that they didn't have a source for galvanized these days.


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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2006, 07:20:18 PM »

stainless steel, baby....  hamfest --> boxes under tables full o' crap --> fistful for a buck

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