Hardware Thread, 6x Very small nuts wanted in Technical; Does anyone know where i can get 2mm (diameter) nuts from?
They are to secure VGA connections onto a metal ...
29th November 2010, 06:13 PM #1
6x Very small nuts wanted
Does anyone know where i can get 2mm (diameter) nuts from?
They are to secure VGA connections onto a metal plate for a projector break out box. The nut is to fit a thumb screw securer (i have no idea what they are called but they are hexaganol and are placed next to each port on back of the machine, i suppose securing screws).
I have attached a pic of what it looks like and basically i need a nut for one of these.
Can anyone help? Like i said, i think they are 2mm.
29th November 2010, 06:24 PM #2
I've a feeling that they are BA rather than metric. I've always called them "bail posts" but don't know where that comes from. Upon some research, it looks more like a No4 UNC. Close to a M2.5 (might fit) that you should be able to get from a D&T dept.
Last edited by Andrew_C; 29th November 2010 at 06:42 PM.
29th November 2010, 06:33 PM #3
29th November 2010, 06:45 PM #4
ahhh, I/O screwnuts... so i need some nuts for screwnuts lol...
29th November 2010, 06:49 PM #5
If you get stuck and have spares of those I'm pretty sure they screw into themselves
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timbo343 (29th November 2010)
29th November 2010, 06:52 PM #6
Ahha, you have just hit the nail on the head... screw them into them selves... At the end of the day all they are doing is holding vga ports in place.
Originally Posted by Jamman960
30th November 2010, 11:00 AM #7
I think i may have some in the bottom of my tool kit somewhere.
30th November 2010, 11:14 AM #8
The only thing with joining them together is that the thread will only go down so far, thats why originally there was a nut ont he threaded end...
30th November 2010, 11:16 AM #9
misco sell them:
LINDY VGA Face Plate Holding Posts & Nuts, Pack of - Misco.co.uk
described as "Face Plate Holding Posts and Nuts"
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timbo343 (30th November 2010)
30th November 2010, 11:18 AM #10
I may have some of those will check my av spares box in a bit.
30th November 2010, 12:34 PM #11
30th November 2010, 12:56 PM #12
Ok I've got pack of 2. 2 nuts 2 spring washers and 2 posts.
How many packs would you like?
PM your address.
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timbo343 (30th November 2010)
30th November 2010, 01:21 PM #13
I have a bunch of those, may be a bit far away though If you get stuck I'm sure I could post you some though.
30th November 2010, 01:37 PM #14
Can you not re-use them off old kit? We've got loads of old VGA cards with those on. If I need a pair of nuts in a hurry i just whip them off an old card. Oo-er missus, I say, etc.
30th November 2010, 02:14 PM #15
I need normal nuts not the things in the picture. I need a nut (a normal nut) to fit these.
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