Are 12-24 bolts as rare as they appear to me?

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Old 07-25-13, 11:37 PM
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Are 12-24 bolts as rare as they appear to me?

I was in Ace today to buy some 12-24 fasteners, a size used in a lot of telco racks. They only had about six varieties of 12-24 in the store, three different panheads, three different countersunk. The had exactly one type of nut.

Contrast to probably fifty different varieties of 10-24, of 10-32, and of 1/4-20...

By the way, apparently I make an impression... The Ace near our current home is part of the same franchise as the one near the previous home was, and a lady who transferred from that store to this one remembered me. It has been more than two years since I was last in that other Ace... You know you're going to the hardware store too much when the clerk remembers you from their old store...
 
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Old 07-26-13, 12:14 AM
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WOW ...... six varieties is a lot. Equipment racks are one of the very few things to use those screws.
 
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Old 07-26-13, 07:52 AM
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I guess that makes sense then... At 43 cents a screw for the 2" length countersunk I wasn't thrilled...
 
 

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