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Looking for specific screws
« on: October 28, 2018, 01:11:26 AM »
I've been encountering a certain kind of screw that Spectrum cable is using that appear to be the best thing since sliced bread.  They are coarse-thread, yellow chromate finish, with a 1/4" washered hex head and combination Phillips/slotted drive.  Talk about a dream come true.  I've been hoping to find some that are 1" X #8 diameter, but I'm not having much luck finding them anywhere.  Any suggestions?
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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2018, 06:37:41 AM »
If it's what I'm thinking of, I got them off Amazon.  I use these to mount things like ATA's to the wall.  Screws in as far as the washer flat to the wall with the head sticking out just far enough to mount the equipment.  Same principal the truckers use to nail 4x4's to their flat bed to help hold cable reals in place, yet with the actual head sticking out so they can get a crowbar on them later to remove.
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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2018, 10:11:54 AM »
Like this only with a combo head, which I hate! The phillips never grabs and the slot is useless.

https://www.tmshardware.com/products/t120-2725-9504?variant=36435775246&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwt_MhrWp3gIVkoCfCh2UdA0KEAQYAiABEgJW5PD_BwE

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2018, 12:35:09 PM »

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2018, 04:02:40 PM »
The only difference with yours is that the threads don't go all the way to the head.

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 03:35:48 PM »
Sort of like the ones used for wall mount jacks?
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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2018, 06:59:41 PM »
Dunno. Gotta ask Ed.

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2018, 09:43:35 PM »
"Yellow Chrome Finish". I think I picked up some of those a few years ago at a local mom & pop hardware store. They were the best regardless what I used them for but when I went back to get more they were out and they were not able to locate any more of them.  :016: I was using 3 inch screws and I didn't have to wax them like you do drywall screws.

I recently had to remove some of them that have been in the weather for more than two years and they were as clean as the day I used them and the wood was not discolored at all.

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2018, 09:54:03 PM »
I'm still not seeing anything here like what I'm seeking.  I'll have to bring one home and take a picture.  They're hard to describe.
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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2018, 12:03:20 PM »
Other than the duel phillips/slotted head that's what you asked for.  :066:

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2018, 06:22:35 PM »
I’ll bet your looking for these.

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2018, 09:58:21 PM »
Nahhh. Ed didn't say anything about a hex head.

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2018, 10:10:24 PM »
Nahhh. Ed didn't say anything about a hex head.

Oh yes he did!  Yes, Don, those are exactly what I was looking for.  Thanks for the information.
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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2018, 02:54:07 AM »
Went back and looked and so you did. My eyes aren't what they used to be I guess.

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Re: Looking for specific screws
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2018, 09:35:51 AM »
The braintrust here never ceases to amaze me.  :011:
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