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1911Ron

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Vent help
« on: June 24, 2015, 08:38:32 PM »
My search fu is terrible, I need to reshape a vent and to do that I need to drill out the rivet and replace it with a screw and nut.

Someone has done it and I can't remember who or what search parameters I need to use, can someone help me? :-[
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AZRaptor

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Re: Vent help
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2015, 09:49:35 PM »
In this thread @DirectDrive  talks about reattaching it with a rivet:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/my-first-ss-performer/msg94817/#msg94817

He has pictures of it farther down the thread. Looks sharp.
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1911Ron

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Re: Vent help
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2015, 01:19:46 AM »
In this thread @DirectDrive  talks about reattaching it with a rivet:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/my-first-ss-performer/msg94817/#msg94817

He has pictures of it farther down the thread. Looks sharp.
This is the one I was thinking of, one of the responses had the solution I was thinking of, thanks!
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DirectDrive

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Re: Vent help
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2015, 04:55:29 AM »
It was a button head type machine screw.....Allen drive.
And a Weber lock nut that came with the daisy wheel kit.
A Gripco type lock nut would work too.

A lock washer is not a good choice for this application because it's a connection that must move.
The lock washer solution would eventually loosen up.

The Gripco is a deformed lock nut and does not have a nylon insert.
You can see the press marks on the side of the nut.
Break in the Gripco on a regular bolt first, so you will have an easier go when switching to the Allen wrench.

« Last Edit: June 25, 2015, 05:00:43 AM by DirectDrive »