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Post  Kevster on Fri 04 Nov 2011, 10:49 pm

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know the thread size used for the drain plug in the tender?
After I sealed the tank I foolishly left the sealant in the thread and now I need to run a tap through it
but im not sure of the thread.

Thanks

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Post  craig@STW on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 12:59 am

don't know off the top of my head but i can find out on Monday if you get no luck before then. just shout out to remind me Cool

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Post  Kevster on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 6:17 am

Ok thanks Craig,

If no one else knows I will give you a nudge on Monday.

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Post  chop on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 11:16 am

I think it's 10mm will check tomorrow.

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Post  Brian M on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 11:20 am

It is an m10 Smile

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Post  Kevster on Sat 05 Nov 2011, 3:15 pm

Thanks chaps,

10 x what 1.5,1.25 ?

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Post  chop on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 9:59 am

10 x 1.5 never seen a 10 x 1.25. hope this helps Very Happy

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Post  Kevster on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 11:03 am

Thanks chop,

theres a 10x 1.25 in my set well thats what it says it is Smile

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Post  craig@STW on Sun 06 Nov 2011, 11:53 pm

just had a look this morning and it's M12 (12x1.75) !!!

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Post  chop on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:06 am

Just checked mine again as i thought i was going mad. It is M10 x 1.5

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Post  chop on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:10 am

Just a thought does the showmans have a larger plug ?.

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Post  chop on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:11 am

Opps


Last edited by chop on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:12 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Duplicate post)

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:18 am

mmm, strange Neutral

we are talking about the one in the very bottom of the tender ???

i checked the drawing for this and it said M12. knowing that you had all said M10 i checked on the control model and yes, it was M12 ???

maybe Steve can help.

at the end of the day, if you run an M10 through an M12, your not going to do any harm. if it was the other way round you could have a problem Laughing

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Post  chop on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:31 am

when you posted M12 i went down the shed and took the bolt out and checked with a caliper. As yesterday i just looked. as i use bolts of this size everyday at work you get used to the sizes. But like i said it's M10 so thats why i posted the other comment.

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Post  Kevster on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 9:55 am

well thanks for all your efforts chaps I will run a 10 through it and see what happens.

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Post  Brian M on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 10:40 am

This is the most active thread for a while. Never thought I would be in a discussion (and maintain interest) on the size of a bolt and its pitch. Very Happy

This is great!

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Post  craig@STW on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 11:01 am

lol!

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Post  Kevster on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 11:46 am

I thought that too ,its caused quite a stir! Very Happy

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Post  Flasback on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 12:32 pm

This forum is going down the drain; I was reading this thread and I thought I was going nuts. sorry for the reply but I hope this reply is pitched at the right level. I can't think of any other comments to add, I am interested in the end result as I too thought it was a M10 with a standard pitch as I need to rethread the tender plug.
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Post  lynnr on Mon 07 Nov 2011, 12:39 pm

Well the forum is in engineering parlance.

Thread of thought!
Pitch the idea!
Plumb for the answer!
Cock it up!
Drill to the point.

Better stop now other wise I may get a dead blow!

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