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    I like big bolts (and I cannot lie)

    Sorry for the corny title, couldn't resist! Anyways, I found these old things near a creek in our neighborhood. I've found three or four of the "T" shaped ones. And I know that the second bolt is an eye bolt, but (1) anyone know what they might have been used for? and (2) any idea of age? The only clue I can offer is that the area where I found them *may* have been a road at some point in the past. They are HEAVY, and as you can see from the picture of them on the piece of letter paper, pretty big.

    Thanks in advance!

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    This might help with one of them: https://gtbolt.en.made-in-china.com/...aped-Bolt.html

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    the First looks like a form bolt. Big construction concrete forms or a bolt to hold a bridge together.
    Old wooden grain bins use these to hold themself together. Connected with cable or piece of sucker rod between.
    The second is a common style in turnbuckles from power lines with bigger cable.
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    The "T" bolt might be an old VW microbus seat hold-down bolt.


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    The shape of the bottom (top of T) doesn't look quite right though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubter in MD View Post
    The "T" bolt might be an old VW microbus seat hold-down bolt.


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    Hahaa, his bolt would be axle size? Steering linkage maybe. if a vw, a lot more would be attached?
    Last edited by Fat; Apr 06, 2021 at 02:43 PM. Reason: Cow?
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    T bolt for water ductile iron pipe connections, pipes, joints, hydrants
    bolts pull 2 pipe flanges together to seal pipe connection.
    I think they were called tie bolts?
    Brady
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    T bolt for water ductile iron pipe connections, pipes, joints, hydrants<br>bolts pull&nbsp; 2 pipe flanges together to seal pipe connection.<br>I think they were called tie bolts?<br>Brady<br><br><br>
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    I am not sure about the eye bolt but the other one is a T bolt for a mechanical joint pipe fitting.

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    Brady got it right , the eye bolt is also used in the restraint of ductile pipe.Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat View Post
    Hahaa, his bolt would be axle size? Steering linkage maybe. if a vw, a lot more would be attached?
    Yup. Too big for my guess. I think bradyboy got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradyboy View Post
    T bolt for water ductile iron pipe connections, pipes, joints, hydrants
    bolts pull 2 pipe flanges together to seal pipe connection.
    I think they were called tie bolts?
    Brady
    I think you hit the nail on the head. I find pieces of iron pipe by it so it makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doubter in MD View Post
    Yup. Too big for my guess. I think bradyboy got it.
    Yep. Marking it solved. Thanks y'all.

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ID:	1916544The one on the right is a gland fitting bolt for a cast iron water main.
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    Very good research, I have a rather large bolt and a couple of matching nuts that I have carried around in my pouch for a lot of years now.

 

 

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