Captive nuts

  1. Snowy90

    Snowy90 Member

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    My first post and its a silly one so be kind please!

    I have a hinge bolted to a stainless steel table leg. see attached.

    Problem is these will be pretty much permanently covered and so i want to be able to remove the door so i am thinking of welding the nuts in place.

    I dont mind if the plastic locking thread gets fried but will the nut fuse to the bolt?

    I will remove the wood before trying.

    I just want to tack it in place so if i ever (unlikely) need to remove the door i have half a chance on putting it back on.

    If its worth a go, the Leg is stainless grade unknown, nut is steel. So stainless wire or just steel wire?

    Welder is a clarke 135Turbo with CO2 and argon mix gas.

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  2. I wouldn’t use those nuts myself the melting plastic will make life much harder for you
    Just get 1/2 dozen s/s nuts off eBay they are not too much money

    Regular steel wire would probably work
     
  3. Craig-SM

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    Have a look at blind nuts or T nuts
     
  4. Snowy90

    Snowy90 Member

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    Great suggestions, silly question but if i leave the bolt in place when welding would it fuse to the nut? I am just thinking very light tacks around the nut?
     
  5. Craig-SM

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    Shouldn’t do unless you really over do it with the amps
     
  6. Snowy90

    Snowy90 Member

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    Unless sheet metal I usually start with min 2 on the welder would that be too much?
     
  7. slimjim Member

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    I would use flange nuts, and weld at the flange
     
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  8. daedalusminos Member

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    Make sure none of the bolt protrudes through the nut, or if it does wrap it in masking tape - this will prevent spatter going in the threads and causing problems removing the bolt.
     
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  9. Craig-SM

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    Probably want it done on 1 min for sheet metal
     
  10. Snowy90

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    Great Thanks Guys, i think i will try and get some flange nuts that seems a sensible way forward. Great forum so far thanks. Anyone tell me how to change my display name! Should have spent more time when registering!
     
  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Pop a mod a pm re name change mate.
     
  12. Snowy90

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    Many thanks
     
  13. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    I've 'reported' your post, which will draw the attention of a Mod to your request.

    :doh: Just read @eLuSiVeMiTe's post :ashamed:
     
  14. Ton-up

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    Use steel bolts to clamp the nuts up when welding. If you're using stainless bolts as well, lube them on assembly.
     
  15. Snowy90

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    Great so my first post and now ive been reported!!! Ha Ha thanks much apreciated.
     
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  16. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    :thumbup: and forgive my poor manners, I ought to have welcomed you to the forum. :ashamed: :waving:
     
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  17. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Make that reported twice lol.
     
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  18. Paul.

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    Drop me a PM with your new name, and subject to it being available I'll sort it for you.
     
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  20. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    My wife calls the village we live in roysten vasey
    We don't fit with the long term residents ideals.
     
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