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UDS rack bolts

buckscent

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What are you using for bolts to hold the racks? I was trying to find SS 1/4-20 3” hex bolts but I can’t seem to find any that are threaded
 

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1/4-20 is what I used. I will have to measure them to be sure but I think 2.5 inches.

Lowe's or home Depot has them.
 

ironhorse07

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I went from the inside with a jam nut then a washer and acorn nut on the outside.
 

hardcookin

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1/4-20 is what I used. I will have to measure them to be sure but I think 2.5 inches.

Lowe's or home Depot has them.
What Adam said I have a Surplus city close by me and they sell them by the lb.
 

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I'm using (non-threaded) round stock and welding it :) It's probably the length and the hex head that is getting you. You can get them in screws --Phillips, flat head, maybe allen or even square/robertson, etc.) but a proper hex cap bolt will usually have a non-threaded shank at 3". Just use a machine screw. Or go to a good hardware store. You can also buy one length of threaded rod and cut it.
 

buckscent

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Thanks all!! Ended up going with threaded studs and on the outside I used acorn nuts. Regular washer/nut inside
 

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I used SS 3/8-16 I think 1.5 inch long with a washer and nut on the inside. The setup was perfect for holding the Weber kettle grating on the threads of the bolt and nut keeps it from sliding around since the drum is a couple inches bigger diameter than the grating.
 

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