Quite a number of people are usually very keen on doing various forms of domestic repairs such as renovation on their own. Most of the time, this is usually beneficial when one needs to save some money, or when they do this as a means of passing time. Either way, it’s usually desired that the […]

Quite a number of people are usually very keen on doing various forms of domestic repairs such as renovation on their own. Most of the time, this is usually beneficial when one needs to save some money, or when they do this as a means of passing time. Either way, it’s usually desired that the outcome of the project be of a high quality. If you are keen on this, you will find that there are a few important issues that would need to be sorted out in order to ensure that you have the job well done. One of the most critical of these is ensuring that you use the right fasteners for the project.


How this will help you get the work done on time
One of the benefits of using high quality fasteners for the renovation is the fact that you are likely to end up getting the job done on time. For instance, if you opted to use U bolts of high quality, you would find them a lot easier to use, and also less likely to break during application as well. The latter can be very frustrating especially if you intend to be as economical as possible.
Choosing the right fasteners
When you need to use fasteners such as different types of eye bolts for various aspects of renovation, it would be wise for you to first figure out which type to get. Just using any bolt where you think one would be needed is not enough; you need to go the extra mile to ensure that the one you pick is especially suited to that application. This guarantees the longevity of your workmanship.
Some of the most reliable ways of getting ideas on which types of fasteners to use include:

  • From the manufacturers of the materials you are using. For instance, if you are thinking of installing a bath tub, you should find out the specifications of the bolts they need you to use for the installation if they don’t provide them. This can be found on the documentation you receive with the equipment.
  • From the store: When you go to buy the fasteners, you could opt to buy them from a store with a good reputation. This way, you can ask the salespeople for guidance d4on which particular fasteners to use depending on the type of work you want to do. If you buy from a quality source, you will get very reliable information.
  • Use some of the DIY guides out there: There is a lot of literature that is used to provide all sorts of information regarding how a DIY project should be done. You should refer to some of these for more information on how to pick the right fasteners for such a job.

In summary, the one thing you need to remember is that when doing such a job, you should never neglect the concept of using the right fasteners for the job. This will make the project much easier for you, and will also make the results last longer as well.

About the Author

Larry Melone
By Larry Melone
President

Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.

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