What size screws and bolts are required for Jardine crib model DA832BC? I've misplaced them.
I suggest you measure the holes the screws have to go through. Where nuts and bolts are used the hole will be slightly bigger to give clearance and similarly where a hole is threaded for a bolt or setscrew, sometimes called a machine screw.
If the hole is 5.5mm or thereabouts the bolt will be a 5mm and if it is 6.5mm the bolt will be 6mm and so forth.
Common sizes of bolts for furniture and appliances are 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10mm and your local hardware store should be able to provide you with small quantities of those you need though there will be a limited number of different lengths available. It is usual practice to buy a little longer than you need and shorten them to suit by using a hacksaw and cleaning with a file or grinder or a dedicated shear.
There are three sorts of nuts in common use and although plain nuts are commonly used with plain and/or locking washers, anything that moves or if kids are around a stiff-nut such as a Nyloc nut should be used.
If the end of a bolt is exposed and might snag the clothes or flesh of a passerby it is customary to fit a domed nut to cover the sharp exposed end.
Self-tapping and wood screws are a different matter. If you need information about these then please come back and ask again.
Feb 04, 2015 |