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  1. gregc

    gregc United States Active Member Active Member

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    I would like too know what size pop rivet I need.
    The holes measure 0.165 - .174. Sheet metal thickness is 0.042 and 0.048 each.

    Tried 1/8 since the that was what the local automotive store happened to have.

    Obviously too small.

    TIA
    Greg




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    CluelessNewB Active Resistor H-M Supporter-Premium

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    5/32" (0.1563") I would guess since 3/16" (0.1875")would be too big.
     
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    If you had all the time in the world, you could find the 'right' rivet, possibly by looking here
    <https://www.mcmaster.com/#rivets>
    but for practical purposes, the best answer is going to come from a visit to
    your good local hardware store. If the material is too thin, add washers. If the hole
    is too small, drill.
     
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    gregc United States Active Member Active Member

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    Thanks
    I looked and could not find how much expansion to expect. The 1/8 was too small and 3/16 would be too big. But 5/32 seems a bit harder to find.

    Was wondering if it was for metric sized but ~4.5 mm seemed about right but could only find 4mm and 5mm. Both too large and too small.

    Guess I can drill out the holes to fit 3/16. Just seemed odd that I could not find a common size that worked well
     
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    gregc United States Active Member Active Member

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    Btw these were for slides on my bench drawers.
     
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    brittf United States H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    Did you try Hanson Rivet? I'd post a link but I'm too new to this forum.
     
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