scrapyarddog

When the hole on the back plate is bigger than the rivet

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Bought this lock and was about the install the hasp, but found out that the rivet (1/16" dia) is a lot smaller than the hole. The hole can fit a 3/32" dia rivet no problem and works well, but the supplier says in their experience 1/16" works ok too.

Can anyone teach me how to set this rivet or is the rivet just too small for it's hole? Or is there a tool I need to use other than a hammer or mallet?

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Looks very difficult to get this rivet to spread enough to hold.  Looks too short as well to add a bur.  Need to get larger diameter rivets.

Tom

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I concur.

Jeff

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Use a ready-rivet? Post diameter is usually 1/8" [about 3mm] and vary in length and can be cut shorter if necessary. Head diameter from about 4mm upwards. Looks like a double-head rivet of 8mm diameter heads would do the job.

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