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Looking for threaded weld on bosses

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by 621_Rocker, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. 621_Rocker

    621_Rocker Well-Known Member

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    I have been to a couple of fastener/hardware stores looking for threaded weld on bosses. The workers keep drawing a blank when I try to explain to them what I am looking for. I am sure that this is something that they can order for me. They are not difficult to make myself, only time consuming. Is there another name that I can call them where they will say, "Oh, that's what your looking for".

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  2. bobb

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    equipment dealers should have them. they install plumbing on machines that dont have them. i dont think a harware store would carry them unless they are a big industrial store.
     
  3. PAcattech

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    Hi ,621_Rocker if you give me thread size and the lenght your looking for I can get you Cat part number if you like
     
  4. leisureexpress

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    High nuts might work for you. They typically come un coated (no cad or zinc plating) and that is better for welding on.

    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products.ex?N=999600079

    If that does not work, using a spiral flute tap and the correct id tubing in a lathe can give you a level of customization that you may be looking for. That would be quick and easy.
     
  5. jrtraderny

    jrtraderny Well-Known Member

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    What you want are coupling nuts. You should be able to get them from a large hardware or bolt supplier.
    Try here.http://www1.mscdirect.com/eCommerce...al&Nty=1&rawInput=coupling+nuts¬Ęcoupling+nuts
    Or here.http://www.fastenal.com/web/search/...All&searchValue=coupling+nut&Ntt=coupling+nut
    jr
     
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  8. 621_Rocker

    621_Rocker Well-Known Member

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    Fastenel was one of the fastener stores that I want to along with another similar store. I am looking for bosses that are threaded for a 3/8" bolt. I am looking for depths of 3/4" to 2" in 1/4" increments. I thought that these would be something that would be commonly used among fabricators that install plumbing on equipment. I have seen a couple of the sizes in my Caterpillar parts book but thought that I could get these through a fastener store without paying the Cat premium. These must be available as a mass produced item from someone other than Cat.

    leisureexpress: High nuts at about a 1/2" are just a little bit shallow yet. I wished I had a lathe to use spiral flute tap.

    PAcattech: What do you have for Cat part numbers for 3/8" threads in depths of 3/4"-2" in 1/4" increments?

    jrtraderny: The coupling nut: http://www.fastenal.com/web/products/detail.ex?sku=37847&ucst=t for $17.48 I can do my own manufacturing.
     
  9. jrtraderny

    jrtraderny Well-Known Member

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