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what size tape do i need for my rad (6-32 screws0
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post #2 of 11
They have metric taps, one of which is marked 6-32. So you need a 6-32 tap.
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would help if you told us which radiator
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post #4 of 11
6-32 for the tap and a #36 drill bit.

EDIT: I forgot the chart..Tap Drill Sizes
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post #6 of 11
almost all the rads today come pre tapped..... idk why you would need that

btw which radiator? most of them have different threads
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by LiquidForce View Post
almost all the rads today come pre tapped..... idk why you would need that

btw which radiator? most of them have different threads
Some of the high end ones dont. My Primochill 120.3 didnt come with threaded mounting holes.
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post #8 of 11
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bix 360.
it had holes but no threading
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post #9 of 11
why? that is just the company being cheap. really, i know "some people" want to tap for their own screw size but it is just the company being cheap not sending you pre tapped holes.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
bix 360.
it had holes but no threading
It might just look like that. Use one of the self-tapping screws that it comes with and run it in the hole and then back it out. If you don't have any of the self tappers that came with it just make one out of any 6-32 bolt. Just use a flat file and bevel the end in for a couple of threads, I just make it 4 sided. Then run that in each hole. Its brass so the steel screws will tap it. Don't run it to far down and hit a rad tube or you might spring a leak.
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