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What is the depth for the tapped screw holes on the C-beam?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Jason Kraft, Jan 15, 2016.

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  1. Jason Kraft

    Jason Kraft Well-Known
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    The parts store says that 4 of the holes on the C-beam are tapped for easier assembly. Does anyone know how deep the taps go? I would like to know so that I can order the correct screws for the job.
     
  2. Steve Fox

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    The holes are threaded all the way through and the plates are 5mm thick.
    There isn't a lot of space between the plate and the extrusion, so the screws can't stick more than 1mm or so past the plate.
     
  3. Ronald van Arkel

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    @ Jason,

    The tapped holes are 10mm (3/8") deep,


    @ Steve,

    Jason was talking about the ends of the C-Beam, not the gantry plates for the C-Beam ;).

    -Ronald
     
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