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[wxsig] Screw Sizes

John Koster w9ddd at tapr.org
Sun Dec 30 04:47:53 UTC 2007


My earlier message was wrong, they are 2-56 not 2-60 or 6-60.  And as I 
said there should have been enough in the kit.  Let me know if not.  If I 
recall correctly they were a black finished screw.

On Tue, 25 Dec 2007, 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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John, W9DDD





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