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Offline tallpaul

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2020, 18:50:59 »
I get the feeling that will need drilling out. With a threaded sleeve on the plate it doesn't give much room for tapping it out. A good pillar drill with a bolted down vice is what you need. Failing that, grind off the threaded insert and have a nut welded to the plate instead.
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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2020, 19:42:27 »
Thanks all, TLP you have a PM awaiting

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2020, 00:03:42 »
A new replacement bracket is £51 which is a bit steep for a bit of pressed steel but not the end of the world.

I would have given up after 10-15 mins of attempting to extract the remaining section.
Got the grinder out and welded on a new nut.
Even my shitty welding skills are capable of a couple of tack welds with an arc welder.

(The mrs only recently told me she learnt to weld in year 9 D&T.
They didn't let us near anything like that in my school- the teachers knew us too well.  lol
That may be why she's got a degree and a career and I'm the thick one running a shop and setting peoples garden furniture on fire  :shrug: )



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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2020, 00:52:17 »
 lol
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
As fast as you possibly can.
Because .........
Nothing travels faster than the speed of time.

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2020, 12:28:24 »
Sorted. I simply welded on a flange nut and it came straight out.
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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2020, 12:37:24 »
Fantastic! Not having either a flange nut or welding equipment that would have taken me ages...

You're a true gent TLP!

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2020, 12:54:21 »
He does have his moments  :whistle:
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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2020, 15:15:50 »
 :clap:  :bow-blue:
Look at the clock and the calendar.
It'll never be now again.
So just get out and do it.
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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2020, 15:25:26 »
Nice one  :thumb:

What was the problem then? Rust? Dodgy bolt?

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2020, 16:02:19 »
No corrosion at all, not even a speck of rust anywhere. I suspect the bolt had been seriously over tightened at some point, either pulling the female threads too close together or galling them.
To be happy, I don't need private helicopters,a Florida house or a yacht. I'm fine with my motorcycle,a trip to a forest in Bavaria and some lunch money.

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2020, 16:07:42 »
well done mr power, I'll keep u in mind next time I make a balls of something  :whistle:


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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #51 on: May 22, 2020, 19:51:15 »
TLPOWER!!!  What a star!  :bow-blue: :bow-blue: :bow-blue:
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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #52 on: May 22, 2020, 21:01:25 »
TLP well done mate  :clap: :clap:

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #53 on: May 22, 2020, 21:20:26 »
Nice work TL ..  :thumb:

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2020, 21:37:25 »
That's enough, now. Don't encourage him. Back on community service tomorrow.

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Re: Another DIY disaster
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2020, 06:00:10 »
True dat. :roll:
To be happy, I don't need private helicopters,a Florida house or a yacht. I'm fine with my motorcycle,a trip to a forest in Bavaria and some lunch money.

Walter Rohrl.