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Old 03-21-07, 12:34 AM
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Female Connectors

I'm looking for the proper name (and potential internet site where I can by) for a particular kind of...well, connector.

Basically I have two small machine screws that I need a long, female threaded connector to connect them. Basically the opposite gender of a connecting bolt.

Does anyone know what those are called? Or where I can get them?
 
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Old 03-21-07, 05:19 AM
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Is this what your hunting for ? http://www.accuratemfg.com/ Since they are a manufacturer, I'm not sure if you can buy from them. I have found them at the big box stores.

I've always known them to be called "sex bolts".
 
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Old 03-21-07, 07:27 AM
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I believe what you are looking for is known as a "coupling nut".Depending on the exact size you need they are fairly easy to find.Any real hardware store will carry the more common sizes.Otherwise I'd google "coupling nut".
 
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Old 03-21-07, 08:10 PM
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is this the guy you're looking for?

http://www.fasteners-supplier.com/images/coupling-nut-d.jpg
 
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Thanks guys. Perfect. I've got a name now. Still having a bit of trouble finding one long enough...I need about 1.5 inches - but I might be able to make a longer one.

Thanks again!
 
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Old 03-22-07, 05:29 PM
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not sure why you would need one so long. Can you use longer screws?

other option (in my head) take 2 and use a piece of threaded rod to connect them (as long as the threaded rod does not cause a blockage problem)
 
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Originally Posted by nap View Post
not sure why you would need one so long. Can you use longer screws?

other option (in my head) take 2 and use a piece of threaded rod to connect them (as long as the threaded rod does not cause a blockage problem)
I have an antique door knob with the old screws on each side that, normally, meet via a connector. But the connecting rods (or coupling nuts) are missing. I could get new screws but they wouldn't match very well. Unless you have any ideas about that...?

Thanks,
Steve
 
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You might try hunting around for a threaded standoff. Check a place that sells electronic supplies. You can also try connecting two short ones with a threaded stud or a fully threaded screw with the head cut off.
 
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Great idea!
Thanks!
 
 

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