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MrsREV bought a bed for one of the kids off eBay but it has 4 bolts missing. They're described as M6 x 20 but the thread is a lot courser than any of the M6 x 20 bolts I can get locally. I don't really want to have to tap a new thread.

I've tried local hardware shops, Screwfix and even a specialist fastener trade place. The bed manufacturer doesn't seem to want to help because we didn't buy new :roll:

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If you can't get from those places tap one..

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A yellow loltus

Maybe they're a metric fine or superfine pitch thread?

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Speed holes.

Could be m6x1.25, but going to be tricky to find

Could you drill out the threads and use nutserts/ rivnuts to put a normal m6x1 thread in?

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Harry

Too many old sheds.

I'm amazed no one has made a comment about a second hand bed.

Rev, is it one of those bolts that goes into a T-piece?

Get the welder out.

Especially if the bed is a wooden frame.8)

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Orange Cola said...

I'm amazed no one has made a comment about a second hand bed.

Rev, is it one of those bolts that goes into a T-piece?

Not in this case but the whole frame uses 24 of them for various things. The last 4 are missing and hold on 2 structurally important cross braces :roll:
It's a kids bunk bed that has only been used twice before the kid decided he didn't like heights. We have bought a new matress, in case anyone is bothered.

The bolt is a button head allen bolt. I could probably TIG weld it if I had a TIG welder and could TIG weld.

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integrale_evo said...

Could be m6x1.25, but going to be tricky to find

Could you drill out the threads and use nutserts/ rivnuts to put a normal m6x1 thread in?

Are you asking if it's possible to or whether *I* could do it? ;)

I'll probably end up doing that.

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Lock yourself in the room with the bed, your toolbox and a 6-pack. I guarantee inspiration will hit at some point.

Tried that. I stripped the thread off 3 "alternative" bolts.

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NotoriousREV said...

MrsREV bought a bed for one of the kids off eBay but it has 4 bolts missing. They're described as M6 x 20 but the thread is a lot courser than any of the M6 x 20 bolts I can get locally. I don't really want to have to tap a new thread.

I've tried local hardware shops, Screwfix and even a specialist fastener trade place. The bed manufacturer doesn't seem to want to help because we didn't buy new :roll:

The was an EBay shop called boltemup or something - I've bought the odd bit from them now and again.

I'll see if I have the link.

HERE IT IS

Updated November 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Used these lots, usually when ive broken something on the car.

http://www.modern-screws.co.uk/

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Find a local engineering shop. Get them to measure it properly and supply you with the proper bits.

Might cost a few quid but it'll actually get the job done, unlike any attempts you try to make at retapping etc.

Import one from Jamaica, they do some usain ones.

Beany said...

Find a local engineering shop. Get them to measure it properly and supply you with the proper bits.

Might cost a few quid but it'll actually get the job done, unlike any attempts you try to make at retapping etc.

Drilling out and retapping to a new thread with appropriate bolts will work absolutely fine, is a legitimate engineering solution and is cheaper than having a set of custom bolts made :lol:

Anyway, we got in touch with the manufacturers. They wouldn't send replacements unless we had an invoice number from them. So, we got in touch with the people we bought the bed off, had them dig out the details, then convinced the manufacturer we were them but had moved house. We now have a full set of nuts and bolts for the bed.

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NotoriousREV said...

Beany said...

Find a local engineering shop. Get them to measure it properly and supply you with the proper bits.

Might cost a few quid but it'll actually get the job done, unlike any attempts you try to make at retapping etc.

Drilling out and retapping to a new thread with appropriate bolts will work absolutely fine, is a legitimate engineering solution and is cheaper than having a set of custom bolts made :lol:

"Are you asking if it's possible to or whether *I* could do it?"

Was my point ;)

I don't know why they don't just flog a sets of spares, or at least have a mail order option on a website or something.

It's always the smallest items that turn into complete PITA.

Beany said...

NotoriousREV said...

Beany said...

Find a local engineering shop. Get them to measure it properly and supply you with the proper bits.

Might cost a few quid but it'll actually get the job done, unlike any attempts you try to make at retapping etc.

Drilling out and retapping to a new thread with appropriate bolts will work absolutely fine, is a legitimate engineering solution and is cheaper than having a set of custom bolts made :lol:

"Are you asking if it's possible to or whether *I* could do it?"

Was my point ;)

I have an OND in General Engineering, I'll have you know!

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