Velocity Reviews > measuring metric threads

Geoff Pearson
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 08-31-2007
I have a threaded rod of which I need to know the thread size: M6 or
whatever. If I measure its widest dimension I get 5.75mm - is this M6? If
not where do I measure to get the nut size?

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 08-31-2007
Geoff Pearson wrote:
> I have a threaded rod of which I need to know the thread size: M6 or
> whatever. If I measure its widest dimension I get 5.75mm - is this M6? If
> not where do I measure to get the nut size?

Hardware store. Take it with you. Or get a bunch of nuts and see which
one screws on without binding.
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Geoff Pearson
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> Geoff Pearson wrote:
>> I have a threaded rod of which I need to know the thread size: M6 or
>> whatever. If I measure its widest dimension I get 5.75mm - is this M6?
>> If not where do I measure to get the nut size?

>
> Hardware store. Take it with you. Or get a bunch of nuts and see which one
> screws on without binding.
> --
> Enough sex talk, it's coming up on the weekend and there's sports on TV.

That's what I would normally do - but the thread and the nuts are in
different countries - I am trying to buy nuts for people in another country.

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Geoff Pearson wrote:
> "Rôgêr" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>> Geoff Pearson wrote:
>>> I have a threaded rod of which I need to know the thread size: M6 or
>>> whatever. If I measure its widest dimension I get 5.75mm - is this M6?
>>> If not where do I measure to get the nut size?

>> Hardware store. Take it with you. Or get a bunch of nuts and see which one
>> screws on without binding.
>> --
>> Enough sex talk, it's coming up on the weekend and there's sports on TV.

>
> That's what I would normally do - but the thread and the nuts are in
> different countries - I am trying to buy nuts for people in another country.

Is it just me or would it make sense to have THEM check to see exactly
what size it is? And in your first post you wanted to know what to
measure. How's that to be accomplished if it's in another country? And
M6 doesn't mean just one size, take a look here:

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 09-01-2007
Geoff Pearson wrote:

> I am trying to buy nuts for people in another country.

Man, there's a set up big enough to drive a back-hoe through...

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SgtMinor
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 09-01-2007
Geoff Pearson wrote:
> I have a threaded rod of which I need to know the thread size: M6 or
> whatever. If I measure its widest dimension I get 5.75mm - is this M6? If
> not where do I measure to get the nut size?
>
>

You'll need to worry about pitch or thread count, too. There's coarse,
fine, and very fine. Helpful details here:
http://mdmetric.com/tech/tict.htm

Geoff Pearson
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 09-02-2007

"Geoff Pearson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I have a threaded rod of which I need to know the thread size: M6 or
>whatever. If I measure its widest dimension I get 5.75mm - is this M6? If
>not where do I measure to get the nut size?
>

I think the dome nut that I have been sent to buy more of is not a metric
thread but is BA. Any sources of these?

meerkat
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 09-02-2007

"Geoff Pearson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Geoff Pearson" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>>I have a threaded rod of which I need to know the thread size: M6 or
>>whatever. If I measure its widest dimension I get 5.75mm - is this M6?
>>If not where do I measure to get the nut size?
>>

>
> I think the dome nut that I have been sent to buy more of is not a metric
> thread but is BA. Any sources of these?

http://www.bbnonline.co.uk/online/Br...?Cat=Fasteners