(1) Installation. (figure 3-4)
When installing new rivet in same location as a rivet that has been removed, if diameter
of hole in structure has been enlarged during removal of rivet, use next larger diameter
rivet for replacement.
Clean rivets with solvent before installing.
Figure 3-4. Installing Blind Rivets.
(a) Determine type, size and grip range of rivet to be used. Grip length equals combined thickness of
materials being riveted together. Grip range of rivet must encompass grip length.
Drilling creates metal chips which may enter eyes and cause serious injury. Eye
protection is required.
Drill hole size must match size of rivet being used.
Quantities of sheets maybe drilled at the same time when held together with sheet
(b) Drill hole in structure.
(c) Remove all metal chips and remove burrs from drilled holes.