Anthony's FAQs

Machine for rotational capacity testing.

Portland Bolt vs. the other guys

What Separates Portland Bolt from Other Suppliers?

With Portland Bolt and Manufacturing Company located in the Northwestern part of the United States, you may ask yourself why Portland Bolt would be the best source for your fastener requirement versus a multitude of companies that deal in the fastener industry. Although geographic location is a factor when choosing a fastener supplier, Portland Bolt... Read more

Heading being done on hex headed bolts.

Type 304 vs. Type 316 Stainless Steel

What is the Difference Between 304 and 316 Stainless Steel?

When stainless steel fasteners are specified in the construction industry, 304 and 316 stainless steel are by far the most common. Although 304 and 316 are simply the type of stainless raw materials used to produce a finished fastener to an ASTM specification, it is also common for the finished fastener to be specified as... Read more

Post-installed anchor rods by Portland Bolt.

Anchor Rods & Bolts

How are Threaded Anchor Rods Used in Concrete?

There are a variety of configurations of anchor bolts and anchor rods, such as headed anchor bolts, bent anchor bolts, thread each-end rods, and fully threaded rods. When an anchor rod is specified, it is most likely a rod with threads on each end or a fully threaded rod. If the rod has threads on... Read more

Timber bolts and other fasteners used in marine construction.

Know Your Marine Fasteners

What Makes Marine Fasteners Different From Other Fasteners?

The purpose of using a marine fastener versus other fasteners is to withstand corrosive saltwater and other harsh marine environments. Marine fasteners are commonly made from stainless steel or carbon steel which has a corrosion-resistant coating applied to it. The reason that these materials would be preferred over other common fasteners is that they offer... Read more

Cast-in-Place vs. Post-Installed Anchors

What is the difference between cast-in-place anchors and post-installed anchors?

Anchor bolts come in several different configurations, such as 90-degree bent, headed, rods with threads on each end, or fully threaded rods to name a few. Anchor bolts can be made in many grades. shapes and sizes, however, there are two distinct categories of anchor bolts: post-installed anchors and cast-in-place anchors. Although both types essentially... Read more

12′ Galvanized All Thread Rod Cut into Studs

Can 12 foot lengths of galvanized all thread rod be cut into studs?

Yes, 12’ sticks of hot-dip galvanized all thread rod can not only be cut to smaller lengths, but it is often preferred. Depending on the application, all thread rod studs vary in length. For this reason, it is most common for all thread rod to be stocked in 12’ sticks, which can then be cut... Read more

Restocking Fees at Portland Bolt

Why does Portland Bolt assess a restocking fee for returned materials?

If a Portland Bolt customer requests to return product, it is company policy to implement a 25% restocking fee. The reason for this charge is to cover the initial costs involved with processing the order. These costs include the salesperson’s time to quote and write the order, labor to pull and package the product, and... Read more

Economy Bolt

What is an Economy Bolt?

Economy bolt is an alternative name for what is most commonly referred to as a timber bolt. Some other names for this part are dome head, fender head, safety head, and mushroom head bolt. The economy bolt name is most common in the Pacific Northwest. This style of bolt is used in marine and wood... Read more

Standards for Stainless Steel Flat Washers

What dimensional standards do stainless steel flat washers meet?

Stainless flat washers fall under the same ASME dimensional standards as your typical plain steel flat washer, which is ASME B18.21.1. Under ASME B18.21.1, dimensional tolerances for plain washers, there are two types specified, type A and type B. Type A has two series sizes to consider which include narrow and wide, while Type B... Read more

Pricing Validity

How long will Portland Bolt hold pricing?

To answer simply, as long as we possibly can. At the time of quoting, our pricing reflects the current costs for material and labor. With increases in cost, such as steel, always being a possibility, we can only guarantee pricing at the time of quoting. Our quotes include the following statement: “All quotations are for... Read more