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[wxsig] Screw Sizes

John Koster w9ddd at tapr.org
Sun Dec 30 05:32:07 UTC 2007


Well, if I hadn't gone on a week's holiday, this would have been settled
earlier without all the guesses.
  
I'm still interested to know if the kit was shorted the 8 screws or not.  

Kent, can you tell me what page the 6-60 reference is on so we can fix
that and avoid further confusion.  

On Sat, 29 Dec 2007, Gary R. Schenaman wrote:

> 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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John, W9DDD






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