Hex nuts are for general applications and are used with bolts and washers of the same finish. The most commonly used nut, they are often found in deck and fence building. The called out size is the inner diameter and the number of threads per inch or thread pitch. They contain a zinc coating for a corrosion resistant finish and are best suited for use with a 5/16″ bolt.
- USS coarse nuts for coarse threaded bolts
- Be sure not to strip your nuts by over tightening
- Use a nut that is consistent with your other fasteners