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Discussion: Bolt

in: biggins; biggins > 2017-12-01

Dec 2, 2017 4:07 PM # 
kadley:
Get a sharp cornered file and chase the threads. Or put both nuts on from the same end. Or buy a real bolt. Or sit the whole thing on a cinder block...
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Dec 2, 2017 4:57 PM # 
biggins:
I had tried the file, and it worked. That wasn't the problem though. There isn't any spiral to the threads at all, all along it. It's not actually a bolt. I'm not sure how they made one to look exactly like the others but without spiraling threads, but it's unfixable.

Fortunately the garage has endless piles of long lag bolts of exactly the right size and pitch that I sawed off for a replacement.

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