L Bolt Overview and Application

Updated:2021-09-24
Summary: L Bolts, also known as bolt anchors or screw bol...

L Bolts, also known as bolt anchors or screw bolts are primarily used when securing an anchor to wooden post foundations and supporting lightweight architectural posts. Typical applications consist of anchoring heavy steel or concrete beams, light posts, structural column supports and signage supporting either temporary construction or permanent exhibits. They are often applied to reinforce existing structures to provide added strength and to reduce the possibility of collapse or damage from natural disasters.
The key differences between a regular bolt and all Bolt are its key and locking bolt system. L Bolts utilize a specially designed key which is inserted into the key hole of the bolt to be used as an effective securing mechanism. It is commonly made of brass or stainless steel in order to meet different building and construction standards.
L Bolts are commonly found in different types of buildings and are widely used due to their excellent strength. While L Bolts provide an effective method of securing a structure, their advantages also make them a popular choice. L Bolts are designed with a keyed and keyless design, providing security for both the structure and the individual who will be using it. In addition to the keyed and keyless design, L Bolts utilize a threaded fastening feature that provides a firm grip on the bolt. Due to this grip feature, L bolts are commonly found in residential buildings as well as commercial structures.
L bolts have an open threading and have a large head. These characteristics make them ideal for use in applications where a secure fastening method is necessary. Because of the size and shape of the head, however, they can also lead to a weaker holding power than other types of bolts, particularly stainless steel bolts. In order to compensate for the lower holding power of the L bolt, manufacturers make special threaded inserts that will give the bolt the ability to grip the anchor better and hold the anchor in place with more force.
The three most common bolt types are described below: Stainless Steel Bolt - A bolt that uses a stainless steel sleeve over a carbon steel alloy steel bolt. This type of bolt is considered to be the most versatile because it can be used to fasten a variety of fasteners including nails, screws and plates. It is important to note that this type of bolt is often called by different names such as riveting or rivetied. Some may even refer to this type of bolt as a sleeve or cap, which is incorrect. In order to determine the best one for the application, consumers must inspect the bolt and determine if it possesses all the benefits described above.
Cast Iron Bolt - This is a bolt that uses a cast iron sleeve over a carbon steel type foundation bolt. These types of bolts are frequently used in situations where weight and strength are an issue. Consumers should note that this type of bolt is commonly referred to by various names including riveted. These types of bolts are often incorporated with other types of fastening hardware such as ball bearings or special dies to provide increased strength and reliability. Many consumers use this type of bolt on projects that require additional strength and durability.
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