I came across this funny things called rivnut.

In what case would you use these ?

I can think of a few ideas but maybe there are typical usage.

For those new to this, see this Youtube video showing how it works.


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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this appears to be a promotion of a product rather than a request for expert advice. Even if it is not promotional, it is too broad and opinion based. – bib Feb 27 '17 at 23:48
  • why close it, the question has been answered. – d.george Feb 28 '17 at 18:14
  • what the hell... closing for the sake of closing. Thanks for such unproductive attitude – Adrien Be Feb 28 '17 at 21:51
  • related: Plusnut vs Rivnut diy.stackexchange.com/questions/109458/… – Adrien Be Feb 28 '17 at 22:05

You can use them in place of rivets. Properly installed, you can unbolt the pieces of metal that are joined by rivnuts if you ever need to. With rivets, although you can separate the pieces of metal joined by rivets, it is more labor intensive (e.g., drilling out rivets).

They are frequently used in automotive work. For example, I used them to install aftermarket fenders to the body of my Jeep Wrangler. I also used them when I was an automotive tech to install accessories on vehicles.


The ones with the small washer on the one end are used with a certain type of pipe hanger called a "clevis hanger".

  • You mean this I suppose goo.gl/vbhofj . Do you mean that you put the rivnut in the clevis hanger to then be able to screw it to anything else ? – Adrien Be Feb 28 '17 at 11:10
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    yes, just as some of the pictures show. After you hang the pipe you can level the pipe by turning the nut in or out on the threaded rod. (have used thousands) – d.george Feb 28 '17 at 18:13

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