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 Post subject: Rivet Problem
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:57 pm 
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I installed a fitting for a spin pole on my front crossbar, in front of the mast step and had a problem with one rivet/hole. When I pulled on the mandrel, instead of feeling tension like the other 3, it immediately broke off completely, leaving the rivet slightly loose. I figured, no problem, it was a bad rivet. I drilled out and replaced with another one, and the exact same thing happened again.

It seems if it is a problem with the hole, wouldn't the mandrel just keep pulling, and the rivet pull out? Is it possible I just had a couple bad rivets?
I don't want to keep trying over and over possibly making the situation worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Rivet Problem
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:33 am 
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Maybe something underneath is causing the rivet to pull at an angle. I've had problems with cheap Chinese rivets too, the kind sold at home stores.


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 Post subject: Re: Rivet Problem
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:07 pm 
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I had this problem too, the 4th rivet was the charm. IKD why the others did not take.


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