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Missing Telrad Dew Shield Bolt. HELP!

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#1 mfoose

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 05:06 PM

I thought I would post this here before I go scrounging around hardware stores or the internet looking for a replacement. A small bolt and accompanying washer got loose and fell off my Telrad dew shield and cannot find it. Has anyone been through this and found a replacement?

 

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#2 Mike G.

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Posted 25 October 2021 - 05:22 PM

probably either an 8-32 or 6-32, 1/4".  just pop the other one off and head down to your local hardware store and match it up if you can't find a spare around the house.  the slotted heads are a bit out of date; I would replace them both with Phillips heads or allen heads.  when you replace it, use some low strength thread locker so that when the hood goes up and down, the screw stays locked in location and doesn't work itself out again.  whatever you do, don't use high strength!


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Posted 27 October 2021 - 09:20 AM

probably either an 8-32 or 6-32, 1/4".  just pop the other one off and head down to your local hardware store and match it up if you can't find a spare around the house.  the slotted heads are a bit out of date; I would replace them both with Phillips heads or allen heads.  when you replace it, use some low strength thread locker so that when the hood goes up and down, the screw stays locked in location and doesn't work itself out again.  whatever you do, don't use high strength!

Thanks, I was thinking the same thing with a low strength loctite. Great idea with replacing them with a different head.



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Posted 27 October 2021 - 11:21 AM

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The last one isn't very clear - I measured it at 1/4 inch long 32TPI size 6


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Posted 27 October 2021 - 12:51 PM

6-32x1/4.  easy to find in any hardware store, Lowes, Home Depot, whatever. you could even splurge for stainless steel.  probably cost $0.50 for both.


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Posted 31 October 2021 - 11:15 AM

Thanks! I will pick some up this week and some weak loctite.




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