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LOST NUTS !

FOR https://goo.gl/I4oUmF

group have experience rethreading switch bolt with a die ? for a nylon nut ?

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has brought this to us :
LOST NUTS !


FOR
https://goo.gl/I4oUmF

group have experience rethreading switch bolt with a die ? for a nylon nut
?


Wots Yur REAL Problem?

Please try and write a little story about whot your are asking about.
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On Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:03:30 -0800 (PST), wrote:

LOST NUTS !


You have two. One is a spare.

FOR
https://goo.gl/I4oUmF
group have experience rethreading switch bolt with a die ? for a nylon nut ?


Most electrical/electronic switch nuts are fairly common and easy to
replace.
https://www.google.com/search?q=switch+nut+replacement&tbm=isch
Just look in any junk box full of old switches and potentiometers.
However, the plastic switches use a somewhat coarser thread pitch. I'm
not sure how well standardized those are.

If you're desperate, wrap some baling around the threads a few times
and twist tight. If it holds, you can leave it alone. If not, loosen
slightly and screw the wire until it's tight onto the mounting plate.
I've done this a few times in situations where things just have to
work, not look good.

If that's not good enough, duct tape.



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awwwww Lieb that is soooo sloppy.

isn't there a fine thread die abt .5 inch or 7/16th's in your drawers ?

incroyable ! never rethreaded a switch bolt ? XXXXX the bolts are just waiting there for rethreading....

Get this...there are 7 here nutless. Collected them this afternoon. 3 are hella's for expletive deleted.

there is a question of fine thread nylon nuts but I'll look now....wait one....

http://www.mcmaster.com/#nylon-nuts/=10nmern

asks more questions....Hella would be metric, I assume not proprietary as that would be a potential loser. I could ask but Hella is short handed.....wuhwuhwuh

I can ask Practical Machinist

I'll drag one down to the Universal Hardware Store n ask the Wizard.
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On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:50:09 PM UTC-5, wrote:
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awwwww Lieb that is soooo sloppy.

isn't there a fine thread die abt .5 inch or 7/16th's in your drawers ?

incroyable ! never rethreaded a switch bolt ? XXXXX the bolts are just waiting there for rethreading....

Get this...there are 7 here nutless. Collected them this afternoon. 3 are hella's for expletive deleted.

there is a question of fine thread nylon nuts but I'll look now....wait one....

http://www.mcmaster.com/#nylon-nuts/=10nmern

asks more questions....Hella would be metric, I assume not proprietary as that would be a potential loser. I could ask but Hella is short handed.....wuhwuhwuh

I can ask Practical Machinist

I'll drag one down to the Universal Hardware Store n ask the Wizard.


nnnnnnnnnnnn


switch bolts here measure abt .5 inch fine thread....how does this translate into a metric sizing ?


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On Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:50:05 -0800 (PST), wrote:

awwwww Lieb that is soooo sloppy.


Yep. Think of it as a temporary fix until you can find the proper
nut.

Wrap the threads in electrical tape and secure the switch with a small
hose clamp?

Sugru? Make you own plastic nuts?
https://sugru.com
https://sugru.com/gallery/replace-a-lost-screw-on-cap

isn't there a fine thread die abt .5 inch or 7/16th's in your drawers ?


Measure again. I don't think there are any switches with a 0.5 inch
pitch diameter.

incroyable ! never rethreaded a switch bolt ?


Nope. At a former employer, I got fed up with looking for spare nuts
of the variety of pots and switches. So, I ordered about 1000 each of
various sizes that we commonly used including the decorative nuts.
When I left about 9 years later, the bins were about half full. That's
about 50 nuts lost each year, which isn't too horrible.

XXXXX the bolts are just waiting there for rethreading....


Hint: To get maximum strength from the nut or bolt, you'll need at
least 3 or 4 mating threads. If you rethread it with something too
coarse, it will probably strip out because of the lack of mating
threads.

Get this...there are 7 here nutless. Collected them this afternoon.
3 are hella's for expletive deleted.


Got a thread gauge?
http://hosewarehouse.com/image/cache/data/Aeroquip/Accessories/ft1341-3-2%20%28640x387%29-500x500.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/813OTUmdvZL._SL1500_.jpg
http://www.4custom.com/e/Bolt%20Gauge%20Blue%20Front.jpg
If not, go shopping.

there is a question of fine thread nylon nuts but I'll look now....wait one....
http://www.mcmaster.com/#nylon-nuts/=10nmern

Identify the switch maker and model number.
Identify the threads.
Then go Googling for replacements.

asks more questions....Hella would be metric, I assume not proprietary
as that would be a potential loser. I could ask but Hella is short
handed.....wuhwuhwuh


The only difference between coarse, fine, US standard, metric, and
various proprietary plastic thread standards is how much force you
need apply to make it fit.

I can ask Practical Machinist


He'll say use the baling wire.

I'll drag one down to the Universal Hardware Store n ask the Wizard.


Wizard? Anyone that knows what they're doing is not doing retail
customer support. You're more likely to get some clueless part time
high skool graduate with zero experience. Have him figure out the
thread size and get out of there before he sells you something.

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On Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 4:50:09 PM UTC-8, wrote:

[about ring nuts that retain a switch in a panel]
Get this...there are 7 here nutless. Collected them this afternoon. 3 are hella's for expletive deleted.



Well, you can order seven new switches, they'll come with the hardware. And
you can start collecting these parts from all the discarded appliances you see.

Or you can ask an elderly coworker if he/she has a jar of these at home.

Some (not all) might be available commercially; mcmaster.com calls them 'panel nuts'
but I see only inch sizes and threads.
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no gauge as yet....I'm planning finding an SAE fine die will butcher a metric into submission for a EUREKA !!! a panel nut.

One of the years great terminology locations...ace Dude .

As it worked in, the current project required 2 switches and there were 2 nuts.

so far right....with few threads. 3 layer plywood panel. Maybe use aluminum ...

No, the Hardware Wizard is alive and .....at work here in S. Florida with a reservoir of Liebermenn and Muzi's on hand supplementing SSA. Experts standing around bored waiting for Gyro's arrival with a puzzle.

The project is a success. Next hooking in a LED flasher relay to the Mother Ship LED installation on the roof rack side's n rear. complete with a Spanish rendition of: El Coache is backing up...and a standard truck beep beeper for exits from Mac's parking lot..

But great relief app roaching the Standard Western Interstate 3 Mile Stalled traffic Lineup at 75 mph ...just over the rise. The one past O'Neils goldmine hole ....road where the ambulance crew is onsite.


https://goo.gl/L7d8WX

the 550 mounted low as designed with 10 ga wiring from batt does the job LeMans style. One 550. The 550 pair was meant for lighting the right berm as the 550 has a tight narrow beam.

Roof mounted 550's suffer the same problem as corn grown in winter.

See al the roof mounted macho lighting setups right ? I dunno. I have't found a light ...not looking in off road tho...that flacks BEAM DESIGNED FOR ROOF MOUNTS..

Clearly the 550 was designed as a bumper level mount.

Hella fogs were tired from the roof n that was a complete loss. No go there at all.



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Roof mounted 550's suffer the same problem as corn grown in winter.
all.

the opposite.



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