Specially made Askew Head Bolts for use with 5/8 Wedge Inserts.
The Askew Head Bolt is primarily used in conjunction with Embedded Wedge Inserts. The purpose is to secure relieving angles (also known as Shelf Angles.)
Presently, and for the last approximately 20 years, Wedge Inserts require a 3/4" diameter Askew Head Bolt. As far as we know all new construction calling for Wedge Inserts (Relieving Angle Inserts, Shelf Inserts) specifies 3/4" diameter bolts. This is true of both the regular insert (3-3/16" long) and the Long Wedge Insert (5-1/2" long).
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The 5/8" Askew Head Bolt will only be required on renovation projects where earlier model 5/8" Wedge Inserts are already embedded.
It is important to note:
5/8 Askew Head Bolts are a regular stock item. Almost opposite from the 3/4 Askew Head Bolt, these are not manufactured in bulk. Should a project require a large quantity it would be best to verify stock is available and/or allow enough time to manufacture the quantity you require.
The stock 5/8" Askew Head Bolt is 6" long. These can be cut to size and re-chamfered.
This part is manufactured domestically in very small lots. They are significantly more expensive than the mass produced 3/4 Askew Head Bolts. When estimating a job that may require 5/8 Askew Head Bolts, it is advisable to get a firm price quote.