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Looking for a unique adjustment nut #205028 01/28/12 09:59 PM
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I am looking for a unique nut that I have seen before but cant find. I have seen them in older panels, not sure the brand. they looked like throwing stars for a lack of better terms that were on the studs in a panel tub that could be spun with a screw driver to bring the guts flush to the front. Im building a custom control panel where the mounting plate needs to be adjusted after the install. Any thoughts of where I could find this type of a nut?


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Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205029 01/28/12 10:46 PM
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Junk panel, or maybe McMaster-Carr, they have a lot of odd stuff.

www.mcmaster.com

Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205032 01/28/12 11:53 PM
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Sounds like a larger Zinsco panel

Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205034 01/29/12 12:26 AM
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Can you use a nylock on the underside of the panel and just a regular hex nut on the topside of the panel?

Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205043 01/29/12 02:29 PM
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Thanx for the suggestions. Mcmacter Carr was the first place I looked. I'm not sure what a nylock is. Thanx for the info. Any other suggestions,I'm all ears


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Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205047 01/29/12 05:19 PM
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nylock is the name for the nut with the nylon insert for it that acts as a locknut.

Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205048 01/29/12 05:36 PM
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Just thinking would a hardware retailer like Fastenal have the hardware your looking for.

Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205057 01/29/12 08:45 PM
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sparkyinak Offline OP
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The nylocks won't work because the mounting plate will be in the way and it has to be adjusted after wiring and installation. Something got tweaked on my last one despite careful measuring and it wont be an easy fix


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Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205070 01/30/12 02:47 AM
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Jerry,
This is a rather "ball-park" guess, but you aren't looking for these are you?

[color:#3333FF][b]Star Nut[/b][/color]

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Re: Looking for a unique adjustment nut [Re: sparkyinak] #205072 01/30/12 03:18 AM
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I got that google hit too but those are the nuts you drive into the end of a pipe or tube to screw a foot or other widget into. A common use is the foot on a steel table leg.


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