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DIY sex bolts

Discussion in 'Making your own Gear' started by couv, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. HenrikBP

    HenrikBP Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Mexico
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    866
    I used SS flat head screws and a set of the DSS Delrin nuts:

    https://www.deepseasupply.com/index.php?product=51

    The flat head screws fit nicely into the grommets of my Oxycheq Mach V wing so the tank doesn't "ride" on top of the screws.

    I may have more of the screws as I bought a batch from McMaster. If I do I'd be happy send you a set.

    I'll chime back in tonight when I've had a chance to look.

    I've also used Zeagle "assembly" screws, which is basically plastic book screws. They're a little pricy for what they are though. I think about $2.60 per set from Scubatoys.

    Henrik
     
  2. Mike Boswell

    Mike Boswell ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: San Diego
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    To hold the wing on the plate I use two 3/8" x 3/4" SS Carriage bolts with SS wing nuts, they sell them at Lowes - overkill but works great.

    Note: For your own safety, DO NOT walk into a harware store, approach a young woman clerk, and ask for "Sex Bolts".
     
  3. Brewone0to

    Brewone0to Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tampa, Florida
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    At 10=12 USD per set, the cost of a few of them doesn't even come to mind when I look at set=up cost for a new rig.
    Basically, what I'm saying is that if I want SexBolts, I'll have them.(and I do)
    This same rule applies to any new fins I aquire, in that they will not touch water until they have spring straps on them.
     
  4. HenrikBP

    HenrikBP Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Mexico
    5,163
    866
    Couv; I only have one of those bolts. They're 5/16-18 x 3/4" Flat socket cap screw 316 stainless.

    McMaster Part Number: 90585A581

    I'd be happy to send you the one I have.

    Henrik
     
  5. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
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    That is very kind of you, Henrik; but it was the info I needed; I'm up here in an office away from my gear and hardware trying to sort out what parts I'll need. The info you gave me is exactly what I was looking for.

    Thank you,

    Couv
     
  6. couv

    couv Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: 13th floor of the Ivory Tower
    5,900
    3,707

    But that's why you can't afford a mask. :D

    Brewone, this is the DIY section, and I just had to say that. :wink:

    Couv
     
  7. wes_wall

    wes_wall Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Charlotte NC
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    Also search the term "Chicago Screws."
     
  8. wes_wall

    wes_wall Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Charlotte NC
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    Also known as Barrel bolts, Chicago Screws, and many other names.
     
  9. zahgurim

    zahgurim Divemaster Candidate

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    I use bicycle chainring bolts. They work very well.

    You get a set of 5 for about $10-25, depending on their material and bike shop you hit.
    Be sure to get titanium, stainless steel or anodized alu, instead of cheap steel that'll rust.
     
  10. cmburch

    cmburch Solo Diver

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    Location: Suisun Bay
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