Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 22 of 22

Thread: Screws in plastic, I thought everyone know

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    The Hartland of Michigan
    Posts
    7,404
    I've always turned screws backwards to find the thread. Just seemed a natural thing to do.
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 11-21-2010 at 12:10 PM. Reason: Removed link to inappropriate material
    Never, under any circumstances, consume a laxative and sleeping pill, on the same night

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Trussville, AL
    Posts
    3,589
    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Schaffter View Post
    Yup, one of those things passed down from father to son, like "Righty tighty, lefty loosy."

    Anyone know the mnemonic for resistor color bands?
    The bands also follow the spectrum of visible light, but some of the colors aren't obvious, like brown. Just have to remember it's not quite black. White is everything and gray is not quite white.

    black
    brown
    red
    orange
    yellow
    green
    blue
    violet
    gray
    white

    I just recalled another not as off color mnemonic that also has the tolerances, something about beer..
    Bad
    Beer
    Rots
    Our
    Young
    Guts
    But
    Vodka
    Goes
    Well
    Get
    Some
    Now


    Seems like Yellow is always the weak link in these mnemonics.
    Guts

  3. #18
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Hudson Wisconsin
    Posts
    317
    I always cross thread my screws and tell myself nothing holds like a good cross thread...don't need no locktite

    Phil

  4. #19
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Lewisville, NC
    Posts
    267
    Blog Entries
    2

    screws in plastic

    This got me thinking, just where did I learn that and when? Don't know, seems like I've always done it
    David Woodruff

    If you don't know where you're going, it doesn't matter how you get there.

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Doylestown, PA
    Posts
    6,556

    Red face I must have been absent the day they talked about this

    This is timely. I was putting a spare hard drive into an external enclosure. The enclosure uses screws with threads like sheet metal screws into plastic. I was speculating how many times those screws could be removed and replaced before the holes became too worn. This technique should help.

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    238
    Bill, great advise an electrician told me about that trick a long time ago and since then I've never had a screw strip out of the threads.
    War Eagle!

  7. #22
    This also works great with container lids.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •