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post #31 of 69
You need to tap a new thread?
To the next size bolt up.
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post #32 of 69
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Originally Posted by Old Hippie View Post
You sure not not thinking about a tap?

You'll probably need to tap the hole to the next larger size and screw in the appropriate connector (screw, bolt, whatever).
yes a tap is what i was thinking. its been a while since ive used those kinds of tools and i forget the names.
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post #33 of 69
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post
How would I go about doing that?
You're asking how to use a tap?

Check this out.
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post #34 of 69
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Quote:
Originally Posted by newphase View Post
You need to tap a new thread?
To the next size bolt up.
Oh man, I'm terrible with these types of things.
I couldn't tell a bolt from a nut if my life depended on it.

But still, +rep to everybody for being patient with me.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 1/7/11 at 1:23pm
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its been a while since ive used those kinds of tools and i forget the names.
I was a Millright in a steel mill for 31 yrs and have used taps on more occasions than I care to remember.
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post #36 of 69
Wouldnt it be easier to just get a self tapping screw with the next thread size up, of a shorter overall length and running that in?
post #37 of 69
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Originally Posted by Mattb2e View Post
Wouldnt it be easier to just get a self tapping screw with the next thread size up, of a shorter overall length and running that in?
that would have to be a pretty big self tapping screw and usually those are only good for wood?

and by the explanation so far, there is still a piece of the bolt still lodged in the chair, so frickfrock would have to get that out some how before any sort of plans go forward with tapping.
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post #38 of 69
looks like an m10 bolt or a 3/8" best option would be the next size like an m12 or 1/2" but make sure of the size and redrill the hole ,or if you want to get fancy and keep the bolt the same size you can by a recoiler kit for that specific size hole
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post #39 of 69
Just cut your left arm off problem solved no need for an arm rest.

Lol but this is what you do if you just need a quick perma fix.

1 pencil or wooden dowel or even a stick the size of the hole
1 hammer
1 wood screw smaller than the bolt but heafty enough to take the weight
1 screw driver

Take a pencil and hammer it into the hole then break it off flush or cut it off flush with the hole and take a wood screw (the kind with the pointy end) and screw it into your wooden filled hole spot and presto fixed.

Just be sure what ever you are hammering into doesn't split from teh pressure of being jammed full of pencil wood.
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post #40 of 69
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Originally Posted by Maxxa View Post
Just cut your left arm off problem solved no need for an arm rest.

Lol but this is what you do if you just need a quick perma fix.

1 pencil or wooden dowel or even a stick the size of the hole
1 hammer
1 wood screw smaller than the bolt but heafty enough to take the weight
1 screw driver

Take a pencil and hammer it into the hole then break it off flush or cut it off flush with the hole and take a wood screw (the kind with the pointy end) and screw it into your wooden filled hole spot and presto fixed.

Just be sure what ever you are hammering into doesn't split from teh pressure of being jammed full of pencil wood.
that could work, or you could get a wood adhesive to patch the hole and fill it up. and then when it cures, use a wood screw to tap into the patch to make a good fit.
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