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By skywalker

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#6251 11 days ago

300V is fine, more than likely the only difference is the thinkness of the insulation.

#6252 11 days ago
Quoted from Pin_Guy:

300V is fine, more than likely the only difference is the thinkness of the insulation.

Awesome! Thank you all for the help!

Time to get this wire extended and get back to chasing down Valinor!

#6253 11 days ago
Quoted from WizardsCastle:

Thanks!
Just a noob questions... Why does it fit in the 16 slot of my wire stripper, and work perfectly.
If I put it in the 18, it seems to be loose.

Gauge is related to the size of the material that makes up the wire which actually carries the signal/current minus any insulation around it. Look at some of the "fancy" speaker wire with 1/8" of an inch of plastic wrapped around it. They make it look like 12/14 AWG when it's really 16/18 just because of all the plastic they surround it with. And to the previous poster's comment, all wire should be marked on the jacket for what it is, including multi wire like Romex (ie. 12/3 containing 3 strands of 12 gauge wire and an additional ground if listed).

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#6254 3 days ago

A little miffed here. Picked up a LOTR recently, was missing the blue nub of death, the bracket and the screw. Ordered the bracket and nub from Marco assuming the small screw would come with the bracket. Nope, they shipped it without the screw to secure it. Ridiculous. In any event, hope someone here can point me in the right direction. In the manual, it says it's secured by #4-40 x 5/16" Am I reading this correctly, that is the screw size correct? I have to assume something that size is going to be very difficult to find.

If that is correct, does this appear to be the correct screw? https://www.fastenal.ca/productDetails?query=0173844

Thanks in advance!

#6255 3 days ago
Quoted from Bigbossfan:

shipped it without the screw

I can see there is a flat head Phillips screw there on mine. You should be able to find a flat head screw that will thread in to the bracket at the local hardware store.

If the screw you find is too long, you can cut it shorter. Old school wire strippers like this include a simple bolt cutter that does the job. You can see it has a hole to screw in and cut a 4-40 screw. The head of the screw goes on the threaded side, so when back it out, it straightens the threads after cutting.
https://www.stanleytools.com/products/hand-tools/pliers/8-in-wire-strippercuttercrimper/84-199

You could use large cutting dikes in a pinch. Put a nut on the screw, cut the screw, and remove the nut to straighten the threads where they were cut.

#6256 3 days ago
Quoted from Bigbossfan:

A little miffed here. Picked up a LOTR recently, was missing the blue nub of death, the bracket and the screw. Ordered the bracket and nub from Marco assuming the small screw would come with the bracket. Nope, they shipped it without the screw to secure it. Ridiculous. In any event, hope someone here can point me in the right direction. In the manual, it says it's secured by #4-40 x 5/16" Am I reading this correctly, that is the screw size correct? I have to assume something that size is going to be very difficult to find.
If that is correct, does this appear to be the correct screw? https://www.fastenal.ca/productDetails?query=0173844
Thanks in advance!

https://www.pinballlife.com/4-40-x-316-screw.html
Slightly shorter but should do the trick. It even mentions blue nubs of death(BNOD) in the description.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4004-01041-04
Another at 1/4 inch(4/16) length.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4004-01041-06
Another at 3/8(6/16) that may need to be cut as mentioned above.

And just for the record, there is no way I would have expected the screws to come with the bracket.

#6257 3 days ago

Also, your Fastenal screw fits all the specs exactly. The picture is just dead wrong. The screw in the pic is way too long.

#6258 3 days ago
Quoted from Bigbossfan:

In the manual, it says it's secured by #4-40 x 5/16" Am I reading this correctly, that is the screw size correct? I have to assume something that size is going to be very difficult to find.

Should be super easy...if you don't want to get out in the public, McMaster-Carr has 18-8 SS Flat head Phillips 4-40 x 5/16 for $4.53 per 100.
https://www.mcmaster.com/screws/head-type~flat/thread-size~4-40/length~0-3125inches/
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#6259 2 days ago

Thanks so much for all the help! Will make a trip to Home Depot today to see if I can source it locally.

#6260 2 days ago
Quoted from Bigbossfan:

Thanks so much for all the help! Will make a trip to Home Depot today to see if I can source it locally.

For unique hardware like that, I always have better luck at a hardware store like ACE vs the big box stores. Worth a try if you can't find it at HD.

#6261 2 days ago
Quoted from Jarbyjibbo:

I always have better luck at a hardware store like ACE

Same here.

#6262 2 days ago

lotr_breath although plenty offered advice, I followed yours to the T, and it was successful. I would never have known about the wire strippers having the capability of cutting a bolt.

I'm very appreciative to all who took the time out to assist. You all rock.

Reg

#6263 2 days ago

At this point in my life I prefer to spend the $12 and have a box of 100 screws shipped to me vs going out and spending an unknown amount of time in traffic and then searching through bins for a part that they may or may not have then waiting in line to pay for the item then dealing with all the crazy drivers out there to get back home.

This could be hours of my life spent being frustrated out in the wild rather than at home drinking beer and playing pinball.

I know which way I'm leaning

#6264 2 days ago

After seeing some amazing apron decals being made by Mikonos, but feeling somewhat confused by their availability...I decided to take some initiative and make my own. Very excited to get rid of the Gilmore Girls on the apron that currently stare at me while I play.

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#6265 1 day ago
Quoted from Scandell:

After seeing some amazing apron decals being made by Mikonos, but feeling somewhat confused by their availability...I decided to take some initiative and make my own. Very excited to get rid of the Gilmore Girls on the apron that currently stare at me while I play.

Lol, glad I’m not the only one confused about that Mikonos thread.

Great work on those decals! That’s a huge improvement - well done!

#6266 1 day ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Pending on the stripper, they should be slightly loose and bladed at a slight angle when you pull to strip the wire, if they are too snug then it will chew through and cut strains away or break the wire.

"Stripper"?

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