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Rivets

Rivets should have a minimum diameter of 4 mm.

Use aluminium rivets for galvanised sheets and aluminium/zinc-coated steel products; monel rivets are incompatible with aluminium and zinc products.

Sealed rivets are preferred over unsealed rivets, as they do not require adding sealant on the face to achieve weatherproofing.

 

Rivet Setting

Blind rivets are placed through a pre-drilled hole then are set by rivet tool withdrawing the mandrel. This expands the rivet pin, clamping the material between the rivet pin and the rivet head. The pin eventually snaps free.
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Revision Category: 
3 - Substantial change to recommendation
Revision Detail: 

This clause has been reviewed as part of a substantial revision of COP Clause 14. Installation.

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