Portland Bolt FAQs

Published Prices

Why doesn’t Portland Bolt advertise prices on the website?

Due to the fact that Portland Bolt is a manufacturer of nonstandard anchor bolts and construction fasteners, the vast majority of the product that we manufacture and sell to our customers is custom and is manufactured to the specific requirements of the job they are being used on. Portland Bolt is not a large scale,... Read more

Cargo Containers

Does Portland Bolt load containers?

Portland Bolt does not have the ability to load cargo containers for ocean freight. We have no experience in securing the contents inside so this will have to be done by a freight forwarder. We routinely load our shipments on a truck at our facility where they are sent to be loaded in a container... Read more

Conflict Mineral List Compliance

Is Portland Bolt in compliance with the Conflict Mineral List?

In order to answer this question, we must first define what conflict minerals are. Any natural resource that is mined in a conflict zone and sold to perpetuate fighting is defined as a conflict resource.  The conflict minerals that are most commonly extracted are cassiterite (used for tin), wolframite (used for tungsten), coltan (used for... Read more

Body Bound Bolts

Does Portland Bolt make body bound bolts?

Portland Bolt cannot manufacture a body bound type bolt. An example of a body bound or tight-fitting bolt is one in which precision is required in order to hold together parts of machinery or similar applications to prevent the slightest change of position of one part on another. This type of bolt must be supplied... Read more

Portland Bolt Business Hours

What are the business hours at Portland Bolt?

Portland Bolt is open from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. To be able to accommodate the needs of our customers across the country, we stagger the work day between our salespeople. Below is a map showing the various destination concentrations Portland Bolt shipped to in 2013. Our Interactive Shipment Destination... Read more

Custom Submittal Drawings

Does Portland Bolt provide submittal drawings?

Yes we do. Our quoting program is designed to automatically send drawings with all items we quote. We can also create any other drawings you may need. Drawings minimize the possibility of both verbal miscommunication and written misinterpretation. Our drawings will define exactly what we are planning to supply and give you the ability to... Read more

Hex Lag Screw

Gimlet Points on Lag Screws

Are gimlet points (threaded points) required on large diameter lag screws?

A lag screw, also referred to as a lag bolt, is a heavy wood screw with a spiral thread and a hex or square head used for driving it into wood. Large diameter lag screws typically do not require gimlet points because of the need for a pilot hole to lower the torque required to... Read more

Damaged or Lost Shipments

What should I do if a shipping company damages or loses my order and whose responsibility is it to file a claim against the carrier?

Let’s begin by addressing responsibility for filing a claim. When Portland Bolt ships product collect on a carrier of our customer’s choosing, ownership of the material changes hands the moment the carrier leaves our loading dock. Therefore, if a shipment is damaged or lost, it is our customer’s responsibility to file a claim against the... Read more

Shipping to Canada

Does Portland Bolt ship to Canada?

Yes! Portland Bolt ships to Canada on a regular basis. Our strengths of product expertise, on-time shipping and familiarity with customs documentation make us an excellent option for Canadian companies.  Please visit our Interactive Destination Map to see a map of the locations in Canada to which we have shipped recently. Our knowledgeable shipping department will... Read more

Contect anchor sleeve

Metric Anchor Bolt Sleeves

Does Portland Bolt sell metric anchor bolt sleeves?

Portland Bolt does not sell metric anchor sleeves but we do provide them all the time using a soft imperial conversion. We round up to the closest imperial (inch) size to make sure they are large enough to fit on the bolt. If the fit is too big, we recommend taping the neck of the... Read more