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Old 03-17-2015, 08:01 PM   #81
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M5's are super popular in the rack-mount server equipment crowd in high-tech. If you look for "rack mount screws" you can find a lot of pan-head and hex-head bolts, and other things in M5 sizes.

Also, McMaster-Carr has EVERYTHING hardware-wise. They may be a buck or two more than cheaper options, but at least you know you can find whatever you want...
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Old 03-17-2015, 08:20 PM   #82
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I think I've typed this response 3 times already and each time, tapatalk has deleted it! People just don't understand when I laugh at computers and say hang the internet and hang email - just go and bash on somebody's door to get a response.

Ive ordered an M5 adaptor for my Harbor Freight rivnut tool. I'm hoping it'll fit. I have some M5 bolts from Lowes at shocking prices. I had to sit down with a large glass of whiskey after seeing their prices - quite unnerving!

Up to now Ive been using self- drilling screws but when my rivnuts are onstream, the screws will be replaced with rivnuts
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:18 PM   #83
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I have 2 arbors 10-32 and 1/4-20, do it old skool with Allen wrench and crescent wrench.

I get inserts thru mcmastercarr also, my tools and work inserts /tools and helicoils I use s.w.Anderson
I also buy helicoils like 5000 every month

Then I hit up Lowes hardware for 1/4-20 eyebolts and am set

I used rivnuts to attach table and anything high stress, and they don't loosen easily

For over head shelves I used a rivnut in ceiling, then screw all-thread into nut, snug up a nut to hold all thread, slide a PC of 1/2 painted EMT tubing over it and then push shelf up and secure with a nut and fender washers

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Old 03-21-2015, 10:24 AM   #84
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Yay. My $7 ebay m5 adapter for my $20 harbor freight rivnut tool arrived.

Best drill I could find was 17/64 and its almost big enough. I'm enlarging holes with a round file. Works well.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:54 AM   #85
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You don't need any kind of fancy tool for rivnuts, just a piece of steel with a hole in it and a bolt and nut that fits the rivnut.

I've done this plenty of times, works great.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:56 AM   #86
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Ahh... My rivnuts came from China and have no nut on them. They're round. Otherwise I'd be using a spanner
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Thx somewhereinusa

That's the kind of stuff I like to see.

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Old 03-22-2015, 11:34 AM   #88
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My harbor freight tool came with grip less rivnuts too. I've ordered some more M5 bolts. Waiting for them to arrive from hong Kong. I ordered 40mm. Lowes only carries 30mm.
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Progress yesterday was one bedroom wall. Progress today was part of another wall, a toilet and a USB socket wired via a switch into the console. I'll fuse it later.
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Nice, glad to see your still at it.

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