Dan's FAQs

Three Radial Lines on a Hex Bolt

I am replacing old 1-3/4” diameter hex bolts that are marked with 3 radial lines. What grade are these bolts?

The SAE J429 Grade 5 specification used to share the same head marking requirement as ASTM A449. A449 and Grade 5 are virtually identical both chemically and mechanically, but where the Grade 5 specification stops at 1-1/2” diameter, A449 continues up to 3”. They shared the three radial line head marking that Grade 5 still... Read more

Removing Barrier Pins

How are Portland Bolt barrier pins removed?

Portland Bolt manufactures both median barrier connecting pins and base stabilization pins for precast barriers used in many different states throughout the country. Although most states use a unique design for their pins, we have worked with several Departments of Transportation to approve our unique barrier pin. We designed the head of the pin to be... Read more

International Shipments

Does Portland Bolt ship internationally?

Yes!  Typically, we prefer that overseas customers arrange their own freight, but we have the resources to handle the shipping process for you. We can ship to an airport where your company or a freight forwarder will transport the bolts to their destination, or we can arrange a door-to-door shipment. What goes into arranging your... Read more

Clevis Pin Options

What options are available for different configurations of clevis pins?

A tie rod assembly, used to brace steel columns, large timbers or canopies, often comes with clevises which are attached to mounting plates by a pin. These pins typically come in three configurations: headed pins with cotter, straight pins with cotters, and A325 structural bolts with a nut. Headed or ‘vertical’ pins possess a small... Read more