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    Discussion in 'Sheet metal' started by GarethW, Jul 16, 2012.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      The image below shows the usual blind standoff that's commonly available:
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      I want a similar blind standoff, but with the thread coming from the other direction, like in my 3D view below. Do they exist? Where can I get them?
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    3. Erich

      Erich Well-Known Member

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    4. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Thanks! What's your opinion on using these on a watertight enclosure? I've managed to use the standoffs (the type in my pic above) effectively before.
       
    5. steve@innovation laser

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      We use them and they seal well when powdercoated. Is your project powdercoated?
       
    6. steve@innovation laser

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      We get ours from either dbroberts company or sw Anderson
       
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      SCIYER Well-Known Member

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      You might want to look at this link. Post installation, the nut seals well. The nut can be installed before or after pdr coating. Only care should be taken to insert plugs to prevent powder ingress on to the threads.
      http://www.filrox.com.tw/e/p06-products.htm
      The above link refers to a Taiwanese manufacturer. I have dealt with them before and are quite prompt in their delivery. You may also try AVDEL. http://www.avdel-global.com/en/products/speed-fasteners.html.
      This one seems to be more appropriate for your application. http://www.kenlon.com.tw/
       
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    8. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Thanks all for the help and links!

      No not powdercoated. Do you think that wil be a problem?
       
    9. Dave B

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      I would caution the tension a fastener may exert on this style of insert if it is pulling the hex through the sheet metal it will have a good retention. But if the fastener side is the same side as the install side then it may pull out easily. This may not be an issue for the application, but worth considering.
       
    10. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Good point. That's a good reason to go with the nut style that Erich linked to
      (http://selfclinchdirect.com/self-clinch-blind-nuts.html)
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