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I couldn't find anything on this a bit ago and i couldn't now. I recently got 2 radiators. both of them have a few stripped screw holes and i was wondering if anyone knew how this could be fixed. I have some of that thread tape for plumbing wrapped around the screws right now but that is not such a a tight fit like it should be. any ideas?
Thanks in advanced.
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post #2 of 8
You could initially try re-tapping them at the same size (although if you can't do it with a screw then there may be no material left to do it) and if that doesn't work then tap them to the next size.
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when i first did it i taped them to the size up. are there any shrouds or anything that i can buy?
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post #4 of 8
You'd still need threads to hold the screws.

There is a product called the rivnut which might work, but it depends on how the fitting tool works as to whether you can get behind the hole to fix it in place. However the installation tools cost so much it's probably cheaper to buy a new rad rather than use them.
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post #5 of 8
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hmmm. thanks for the help man +rep I have been tossing around the idea of a new rad... maybe a 2x140 fan rad so i can have it all internal. instead of how it is now.
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post #7 of 8
I've just had a thought and I don't know what the proper name of these is or whether they'll work but a sort of spring clip nut might slide on and do it http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/48...pring_nut.html

I just posted that link as an example of what they look like.
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post #8 of 8
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Minimum Order Quantity:
8000 Piece/Pieces

HAHAHA. def a bulk site. and i will have to look into this. It may work.
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