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[wxsig] Screw Sizes

Gary R. Schenaman garysch at radiks.net
Sun Dec 30 04:54:15 UTC 2007


All this over some screws.  Go to Menards, Lowes Home Depot.  Give it a break guys.  KB0VMZ

-----Original Message-----
>From: John Koster <w9ddd at tapr.org>
>Sent: Dec 29, 2007 10:47 PM
>To: TAPR Weather Station SIG Mailing List <wxsig at lists.tapr.org>
>Subject: RE: [wxsig] Screw Sizes
>
>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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>73,
>John, W9DDD
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