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galvanized ?????

Discussion in 'Home Brew' started by BOOTY MONSTER, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Beetle

    Beetle Sr. Member

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    Nuts!


     

  2. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    good old hot dip, like a sore you know what, can't beat it.
     
  3. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    Actually stainless is not brittle at all, it's exactly the opposite and tends to be "gummy". And yes, when "armstrong" gets a wrench in his hand it will stretch and gall. But that's because it's fairly soft, lacks sulphur and phosphorus and work hardens easily.
     
  4. towerdog

    towerdog one-niner-seven

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    on 5/16 stanless like they use for alot of antennas, i cant compress the lock washers without it seizing and becoming a !@$!@$ to loosen up.
     
  5. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    If I found myself in that position, I'd probably chuck the lock washer. When you torque a bolt, you stretch it, that's what keeps it tight. With a steel bolt, you might need the lockwasher because stretching the bolt may be too much torque for the application (aluminum antenna). With a stainless bolt, you can stretch it much easier and could most likely get away without a lockwasher altogether.

    Personally, I'm not a big fan of split type lockwashers anyway.
     
  6. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    I use a second nut commonly referred too as double nutting or jam nutting which requires much less torquing of the first nut without the use of a split locking washer.
     
  7. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    Jam nuts are a way better solution than any sort of lockwasher.
     
  8. ONAWHIM

    ONAWHIM Active Member

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    :p
    I got a "double nut" once. I was young then, but I digress...

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  9. GLR

    GLR Keeping It Good Natured

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    I use these:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    Those scare me
     
  11. ONAWHIM

    ONAWHIM Active Member

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    Nylon stop nuts perhaps?
     

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  12. GnG8d

    GnG8d Well-Known Member

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    I like those better than the serrated flange nuts.
     
  13. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    Yes nyloc nuts are a good choice and offer a moisture barrier to the threads.
     
  14. GLR

    GLR Keeping It Good Natured

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    Whiz nuts = kick ass
     
  15. mackmobile43

    mackmobile43 Jock Supporter

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    You shouldn't use the words nuts and ass in the same sentence, doh! now you have me doing it.
     

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