Loctite for Stove Screws

Submitted: Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:41
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After Rods experience a possible cure would be to Loctite the fasteners that are metal to metal on the BT stove. Not for use where they are attached into timber. Pop down to nearest auto parts store (Repco etc) and grab some .... Loctite 243 - Medium Strength. A removable strength, general-purpose threadlocking adhesive especially well suited for fasteners up to 19mm diameter. Tolerant of oil and other contamination. Protects threads from rust and corrosion. Cures reliably even on stainless steel. Available Worldwide. This is tolerant of heat to 150 C so should be ok for the hob screws and other general fasteners on the stove. As heat denatures Loctite it might denature over time because of heat generated by stove but its better than nothing. Should go a long way to help the fasteners stay put ...just reapply as necessary. Dont go higher than med strength as it could mean permanent assembly of the parts. Some Loctite threadlockers are permanent with oxy heat needed to be applied to get them apart. 243 can be undone with normal tools if needed for maintenance. Undo the fastener and apply a drop of 243 and reassemble ..dont overtighten when screwing a fastener in sheet metal. Can be used on nuts on bolts as well as PK screws into sheetmetal. Threadlockers cure with an absence of air caused by pressure at the metal to metal contact area .... so it never hardens in the bottle. Available in 10ml bottles ...whack it in BT toolkit !! Use it on vehicle if fasteners are repeatedly coming undone on rough roads. Semi-permanent assembly ...so not wheel nuts etc please. Regards Anthony Explore this Great Land ...Do it Easy ...Tow a Bushtracker
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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:43

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:43
Another thing that works really well for stopping screws coming out is ordinary contact cement. If it is going into places that is hot, just put a little contact cement on the thread and screw it back in place. If going into places where there is no heat, but some contact cement on the thread and let it dry for 30 minutes, then screw it in. When you screw it in the contact cement rolls up into little balls and holds the screw in well. The screws are not difficult to remove after using contact cement hot or cold. On motorcycles and chainsaws contact cement is standard use for stopping screws from vibrating lose.
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Reply By: Deleted User - Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:44

Friday, May 07, 2004 at 22:44
Nail varnish is another good thing to stop nuts coming lose from threads. Even if they do come lose which is unlikely, the nail varnish will stop them coming off the thread.
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