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Old 08-15-2018, 02:57 PM
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You can buy a stainless machine screw of the appropriate size at your local hardware store, cut off the hex head with a hack saw, and there's your stud.
Yah, probably going to go this route. Looked at the Fastenal website but it seems the shortest length of SS threaded rod I can buy is 3' for like $25 or so. Don't need that much and I still have to cut it to length.
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:09 PM
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Is there a set screw on the knob to keep it from loosening on the stud?
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:12 PM
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Old 08-15-2018, 03:56 PM
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Is there a set screw on the knob to keep it from loosening on the stud?
No set screw on this one. I can't think of any of the knobs on my ZFT3 tower that have a set screw, actually.

Going to use Loctite to keep the knob on going forward. I'll probably do the other side of the tower at the same time
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Old 08-15-2018, 04:11 PM
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What keeps the stud from coming all the way out. Mine stops when it gets to a certain point. Something on the end?
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:02 PM
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What keeps the stud from coming all the way out. Mine stops when it gets to a certain point. Something on the end?

That is an excellent question because mine does, too. So I'm nervous to remove it.

Hoping someone has been through this before me...
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:48 PM
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Unscrew the stud using two nuts. Red loctite and sung it up firmly. Not hard
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:42 PM
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The material isnt hard to find. Red loctite the part on w promoter and use some graphite or similar between stainless and aluminum
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:55 PM
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That is an excellent question because mine does, too. So I'm nervous to remove it.

Hoping someone has been through this before me...
Yes, because if the end has some type of material on end or of the the end is buggered up, then forcing it out might ruin the threads in the rack, then that will be another problem.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:20 AM
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I used to have this problem on my 4 point tower - The double nut trick works.


I used red thread locker on the knob part which seemed to work, not sure how long as I sold the boat.


If I would have kept the boat & still needed to fold the tower, I think drilling & pinning the knob would have been in my future!
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