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Re: Nylon nuts and bolts
Original poster: "" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
For at least one project I purchased round nylon stock (about 3/8"
threaded it. Put it in a vise and go at it. Then cut to size and get the
proper size nylon nuts. A fairly short and straight forward procedure. One
source is Paragon Plastics out of Santa Ana, Ca - you'll have to look up their
phone number, shouldn't be a problem. For nylon nuts & bolts don't forget Home
Depot, et. al.
Quoting Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>:
> Original poster: "Bill Wilson" <wtw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> you can order fiberglass all thread rod and fiberglass nuts thru a
> plumbing supply house. i have some of the rod but no nuts. if anyone
> is interested i could check in to it for you. i know the rod runs
> about $3.00 and change per foot. not sure about the nuts
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 18, 2006 1:10 PM
> Subject: Re: Nylon nuts and bolts
> >Original poster: "Dr. Resonance" <resonance@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >Use standard 1/4-20 nylon fasteners x 1 inch long. 4-8 pcs. Drill
> >and tap a pice of 3/4 inch plywood endcap fitting flush into the end
> >of the tube. Drill with a #7 drill, then tap with a 1/4-20 NC tap
> >being careful not to overtorque the tap and damage the
> >threads. Back the tap out and thread in the nylon fastener. Use
> >either 4 for a small coil or 8 fasteners for a larger coil. Easy,
> >fast, and cheap.
> >Nylon & fiberglass fasteners from McMaster-Carr, Chicago (check them
> >out online & request their excellent catalog).
> >Sec is attached to base with a standard 1/4-20 brass rod or 1/2-13
> >brass rod for larger coils. Interior is covered with generous
> >amount of GE Silicone II (Home Depot or hardware store) --- be sure
> >to use the clear not the black version.
> >Dr. Resonance
> >>Hi, I've been to all the local places I can think of, and even
> >>looked at some mail order places, but I cant find a source for
> >>decent sized nylon components for attaching my secondary. Id not
> >>been worrying about it, but as I'm just finishing coating the
> >>secondary, its getting to the stage that I need to be thinking of
> >>mounting it and attaching my top load somehow. I'm in AU by the
> >>way, so if anyone out there can give me a decent source, or even an
> >>alternative method for doing the job, id much appreciate it.