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post #1 of 17
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I have been to about 15 stores already and everything is a no-go.

I guess the holes I made to run cables through are extremely small or something because everything I have tried is just too hard and will not fit and usually kinks or bends out of the hole because its just too small of a hole.

The irony is that even though they are small holes, they are still too large for the grommets I have been able to find, and the only grommets I have been able to find are automotive grommets that are extremely bulky and have a lot of excess rubber up top and down below.

I am in real need of this stuff because my project is on a complete hold.
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post #2 of 17
Something like this maybe?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1877

For small holes though you might need a grommet still. Find a grommet that fits whatever you're trying to put through it, then drill the hole size accordingly.
Edited by losttsol - 7/6/08 at 11:42am
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Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
Something like this maybe?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...oducts_id=1877

For small holes though you might need a grommet still. Find a grommet that fits whatever you're trying to put through it, then drill the hole size accordingly.
have you(or anyone else that replies) by any chance used that before, I just need the confidence of knowing I could bend this stuff in half If I wanted to without having to worry about it resisting.

Well I needed holes for my 8-pin cpu cable as well as 2 6-pin pci-e cables and so they had to be bigger than the largest grommets I could find.
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What is the thickness of the panel that you have?
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post #5 of 17
How big is the hole?

I've molded this into these holes before.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/neruedtrmo.html

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post #6 of 17
Get some screen door molding. It is perfect for small holes.
I will try to find link of it being used.
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post #7 of 17
Maybe for a temporary solution you could just use some silicone caulking, it does the job remarkably well actually. At least that way you could finish up your project.
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Quote:
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How big is the hole?

I've molded this into these holes before.

http://www.petrastechshop.com/neruedtrmo.html
Where can I find something like this as McMaster-Carr?
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post #9 of 17
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The smallest is 22mm(diameter) which is about 7/8.

That petrasshop stuff looks like it would do as well, but it seems like its kind of thick.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bacon_Is_Good View Post
Where can I find something like this as McMaster-Carr?
search mcmaster for edge trim
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