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    I have a machine with a broken welded nut on the common side machine wall where you mount the cushion support box. Now, since it's the common side...how exactly can you access the OTHER side of the wall to get a new nut there? Right now its not bad cause I still can support it with 2 screws but I really need to have all 3 screws supporting it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated..and no, it is not an end machine [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Cushion Support Box

    We have a wrench that has the open end welded to a long strip of metal. I'm told that a little duct tape will hold the nut to the end of the wrench and you can use it to get a new bolt in there. Sometimes the duct tape stays stuck to the bolt rather than the wrench when you are through and pull it out, but who cares - it's inside that tiny crack where it doesn't matter.

    I am very glad I've never had to use this tool. [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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    • #3
      Re: Cushion Support Box

      Thanks Chad! That's a great idea!

      Bob

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      • #4
        Re: Cushion Support Box

        Chad you beat me to this oldie but goodie!

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        • #5
          Re: Cushion Support Box

          For those that don't want to weld up a tool you can use a long piece of threaded rod and your vice-grips. Take out the vice-grip udjusting screw and screw in the long all-thread rod.

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          • #6
            Re: Cushion Support Box

            you need whats called a "nut-sert"....

            you drill the "weld out"...stick the nutsert through the hole and as you tighten the bolt thats in the nutsert....the "flanges" of the nutsert gets crushed and seats itself where the welded nut use to be.

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            • #7
              Re: Cushion Support Box

              for most instances its a permanent solution. i've only had one lane where the nutsert didnt hold forever.....i got sloppy with the drill [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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              • #8
                Re: Cushion Support Box

                COORS: been there done that!!! felix [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img]
                If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." -W.C.Fields

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                • #9
                  Re: Cushion Support Box

                  Another Idea after you find a way to get your nut on is to install a Vantage(yes) "easy out cushion bracket" or what ever they call it. Bolt it to the side with the broken nut and you wont have to worry about having to ever take it off again.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cushion Support Box

                    Replace the whole damned kickback! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/mad.gif[/img]

                    (JUST KIDDING)

                    All previous replies have worked for me. But we do perform complete back end teardown and renewals, in which the pinwheel assembly and back end unit are completely disassembled and removed to the parking lot for cleanup. At that time, all welded nuts are inspected and, if necessary, touch-welded.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Cushion Support Box

                      Originally posted by AMF Magic:
                      We have a wrench that has the open end welded to a long strip of metal. I'm told that a little duct tape will hold the nut to the end of the wrench and you can use it to get a new bolt in there. Sometimes the duct tape stays stuck to the bolt rather than the wrench when you are through and pull it out, but who cares - it's inside that tiny crack where it doesn't matter.

                      I am very glad I've never had to use this tool.

                      Hey, we got one of those too. The duct tape is the key to the whole operation. Black duct tape (about $30 per roll) works the best. I know ED has the Grainger part number.

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