It's my understanding the Metric 8.8 is roughly equivalent to US Grade 5
(maybe 5.5). I'm in the middle of "Screw to Win" but I skipped that part.
I'll look tonite.
J-CON Coordinator, WM Automotive Whse Fort Worth TX
Texas Region SCCA FC #19 SRX7 #39
"There is pleasure sure in being mad which none but madmen know." John
----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Murray <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: plastic screws or rivets ?????
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2000 at 02:38:07PM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Inside my microwave oven attached to the roof is a panel that covers up
> > 'goods'. It's held in place by little plastic snap in rivet 'thingys'.
> > They have over the years become brittle and broken leaving the panel to
> > down on one side...I wouldn't think I could use metal screws as they
> > bend my microwaves ??? and then my food will come out crookedly cooked.
> > Any suggestions where I might find some rivets/screws/thingys that will
> > work ??? they look like maybe # 10 or #12 size ???
> > Any other suggestions (that would be useful) for a fix ???
> > already looked at home depot....no help there...
> > I, as usual, bow to your expertise gentlemen
> Orchard Supply used to carry plastic screws nuts etc. with
> the metric bolts.
> Dunno if you have them in your area, or if the buyout by Sears
> has made them stop carrying stuff like that.
> I was please to discover the other week that my local hardware store
> which is either an ACE store or is unaffiliated (can't remember which)
> had a reasonable selection of metric hardware including grade 8.8 bolts.
> Since even my one "American" vehicle (Ford Ranger) has metric
> parts, this is a good thing. Now if I can only find a local source
> for the small-head hex bolts on my Kawasaki...
> Eric Murray www.lne.com/~ericm ericm at the site lne.com PGP