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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Many thanks all, much appreciated for the correct method.
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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Many thanks all, much appreciated for the correct method.
    You can check out a couple of yootube movies as well. Nice ideas there and you have a lathe.
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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    https://www.frontrunneroutfitters.co...AaAreHEALw_wcB

    Saw that and since the I just use a piece of flat bar What ever fits in the position to clamp against.

    Find the places I normally want a rivnut the rivnut tool often would not fit.

    Also if I do more than 15 in a year itís plenty and most are m6 or m8 regardless.

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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    This is one tool I find indispensable, up there with cable ties and duct tape. I have used it hundreds of times in all sorts of situations.
    Kind regards

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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Any suggestions for when you have to use an existing hole but it is a bit big?

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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by mudgrubber View Post
    Any suggestions for when you have to use an existing hole but it is a bit big?
    If you can, insert a washer at the back, with the correct hole size. Often, you have to drill that yourself.

    You do get an extra long rivnut to accommodate a washer. Rivco

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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Rivco also make a nice setting tool available from 4x4 Direct

    https://4x4direct.co.za/pop-rivets-a...964222206.html

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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by hatjohan View Post
    If you can, insert a washer at the back, with the correct hole size. Often, you have to drill that yourself.

    You do get an extra long rivnut to accommodate a washer. Rivco

    https://www.rivets.co.za/rivnuts.php
    Maybe I'm doff but if you can access the back of the hole to add a washer why not just use a normal nut?

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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by mudgrubber View Post
    Any suggestions for when you have to use an existing hole but it is a bit big?
    Buy a bigger rivnut. Looking at a U tube, they can go to 10mm,unless I'm mistaken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    Maybe I'm doff but if you can access the back of the hole to add a washer why not just use a normal nut?
    Maybe you install a fridge slider into back of bakkie for example or drawer system and want to make it removable but don't trust the rivnuts to hold on their own. So you push rivnut through and put washer on other side of rivnut to give more surface area grip.

    Hence you just need to work from top of load bin and not send wifey under bakkie to hold a spanner in the case of nuts and bolts.
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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by mudgrubber View Post
    Any suggestions for when you have to use an existing hole but it is a bit big?
    Go up one size in rivnut, once the rivnut is loose in the hole on fitting you will have issues down the line.
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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    Maybe I'm doff but if you can access the back of the hole to add a washer why not just use a normal nut?
    Rivnuts are used where you don't have access to the nut.

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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by GreigD View Post
    Rivnuts are used where you don't have access to the nut.
    That, and it is a form of "captive" nut.
    You might have to re-tighten something from time to time and holding a normal nut at the back might be a "schlepp".
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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Pint View Post
    Maybe I'm doff but if you can access the back of the hole to add a washer why not just use a normal nut?
    No, you are not doff , but there are many instances where the rivnut is preferred. I for instance have installed rivnuts in the floor of my loadbin. Installing the bolts to fasten a drawer system is now a easy, one man jobbie. No need for someone to lie underneath the vehicle, holding a nut.



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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by GreigD View Post
    Rivnuts are used where you don't have access to the nut.

    No, not always.



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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

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    Good example, using a washer.
    The best practice it to apply the water proofing before you tighten the Rivnut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4ePajero View Post
    Good example, using a washer.
    The best practice it to apply the water proofing before you tighten the Rivnut.
    Did that - before and after. As well as the anti-rust before



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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Buy a bigger rivnut. Looking at a U tube, they can go to 10mm,unless I'm mistaken.
    The first rivnut that I set/installed was a 12mm and considering the size it was really not difficult to set. I donít know if you get bigger than that.

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    Default Re: Rivnut/Zebranut setting tool

    Steel thin flange goes up to M10, thick flange to M12, Stainless to M10 and Allynumnum to M8 according to Rivco.
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