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Xeroid
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ZEQ25 CW Safety Screw Thread Size?
      #6136843 - 10/14/13 12:25 PM

Hi,
Does anyone know the thread size of the ZEQ25 mount Counterweight Safety Screw (also known as a toe saver)? Its the little button at the end of the counterweight shaft. LOOKS like 6-13 but could it be a metric thread?

Thanks!


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Astronewb
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Re: ZEQ25 CW Safety Screw Thread Size? new [Re: Xeroid]
      #6137381 - 10/14/13 04:18 PM

All the fasteners are metric. Looks like a 12 x 1.75 coarse metric thread.

Paul


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gfeulner
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Re: ZEQ25 CW Safety Screw Thread Size? new [Re: Xeroid]
      #6137447 - 10/14/13 04:47 PM

I somehow managed to lose mine awhile back for my EQ45. Ordered one from IOPTRON and had it in 3 days. I think it was about $15.00. Gerry

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Re: ZEQ25 CW Safety Screw Thread Size? new [Re: gfeulner]
      #6137833 - 10/14/13 08:51 PM

You can buy a short bolt that fits at any good hardware store. I bought a longer one with a nut to make a "bigtoe" (an extended counter-weight shaft + weight).

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Xeroid
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Re: ZEQ25 CW Safety Screw Thread Size? new [Re: rkayakr]
      #6138829 - 10/15/13 11:22 AM

Thanks to all for answering my question, most helpful!!

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