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[wxsig] Screw Sizes

Sid Ashen-Brenner sashen at swbell.net
Wed Dec 26 04:21:58 UTC 2007


See the following for American Standard (ANSI) Screw threads:

http://www.sizes.com/tools/thread_american.htm   OR, go to 
McMaster-Carr's web site and search through their Screw selections.

If it makes any difference, the hardware used in the T-238 (non-Plus 
model) was 4-40.

    Sid  N0OBM

William Beals wrote:
> Folks:
>
> I am pretty sure they are indeed 6-60.  The size was dictated by the LCD
> module.  The mounting holes for it are really small.  John K found them for
> me when we were putting the kit together.  Hopefully he will check the
> reflector shortly.
>
> Happy Holidays to all!
>
> will
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:wxsig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On
> Behalf Of Ken.A.Brown at noaa.gov
> Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 7:09 PM
> To: TAPR Weather Station SIG Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [wxsig] Screw Sizes
>
>
> These screws are much smaller than #6, and I tried known #4-40
> which are also too large.  Some known #2 screws fit but I don't 
> know for sure the threads per inch.  I suspect, as stated below,
> they are #2-56.  My usual solution to this kind of problem is 
> to take one fastener to Ace Hardware for a match but I'm not
> sure they carry #2 size.
>
> Ken 
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Lutz <aa6av at sonic.net>
> Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 11:55 pm
> Subject: [wxsig] Screw Sizes
>
>   
>> I believe size 2 screws often have 56 threads / inch and
>> size 3 screws have 48 threads / inch.
>>
>> Kent Ochs wrote:
>>     
>>>> The 238+ Assembly Guide lists the screws used in this project 
>>>>         
>> as 
>> 6-60.  I'm wondering if this is a typo as I am unable to locate any 
>> suppliers of this size screw.  Could someone in the group clarify 
>> the 
>> screw size used in this project and possibly point me in the 
>> direction 
>> of a supplier if the size is indeed 6.60.
>>     
>>>> Many thanks and happy holidays.
>>>>
>>>> Kent
>>>> W9KAO
>>>>         
>> Peter
>> -- 
>> Peter Lutz AA6AV
>> Meaning is homemade.
>>
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