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Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 29, 2021 03:11PM
It's either technology or regulatory but one of my favorite fasteners has
all but disappeared from the hardware store.
The useful but lowly 'Drop In' Machine Screw Expansion Anchor.

[www.grainger.com]

Used to buy a bag of a few for #10-24 screws with the setting tool for < $5.
No more, can't even find them on HD or Lowe's websites.
Great for mounting light items on brick/masonry walls.
Glad I still have a few stashed away! (& yes, they contain lead.)

/senior rant old fogey smiley

edit: clarify they are for machine screws.



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/29/2021 05:12PM by MrNoBody.
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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 29, 2021 03:52PM
Lead anchors are amazing.

I've used those things to hang cable ladder from concrete ceilings that supported literally tens of thousands of pounds of cable.
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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 29, 2021 04:03PM
Huh.

I'm not at all familiar with that type of anchor.


Lead anchors are amazing.

Are any made for machine screws?






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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 29, 2021 04:12PM
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RAMd®d


Are any made for machine screws?


Absolutely
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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: January 29, 2021 04:19PM
Closest I could find:

[www.mcmaster.com]
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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 29, 2021 04:28PM
Perhaps check out offerings from Fastenal:

[www.fastenal.com]
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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 29, 2021 04:42PM
.....that's what she said......!!!



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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: MikeF
Date: January 29, 2021 06:18PM
[www.amazon.com]

[www.concretefasteners.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/29/2021 06:22PM by MikeF.
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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 29, 2021 07:06PM
“ Hard-to-Find Fastener ”

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Re: Curmudgeon Complaint: Vanishing Hardware
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: January 30, 2021 06:12AM
Quote
MindMeld
Closest I could find:

[www.mcmaster.com]

Thanks, that's a great link!
Don't have to buy a box of 100/1000 and the manual setting tool is cheap too.
25pcs. of 10-24 + tool for $13.70 is reasonable for DIY/Homeowners.
Just sad hardware stores no longer sell a 10 pack & tool for < $5.



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Taxman by Joe & Nancy's Rich Ice Cream Band
The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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