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Novice question on type of nut

Novice question on type of nut

RE: Novice question on type of nut

Head for your local hardware store or find a local handyman / help website and ask there.
How many do you need - 4?

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RE: Novice question on type of nut


It kind of looks like a rivet nut. Is it fixed in place? Was it inserted from the side where the wrench is located and expanded into place?


RE: Novice question on type of nut

That's a crimped threaded insert with a hex body, known as a 'hex rivnut'.

The hole in the two angles which overlap is very likely a punched hex-shaped hole so that the insert cannot turn once installed.


RE: Novice question on type of nut

Thanks to all. This is a stock photo, it's not mine, I am looking for this nut, yes 4 of them - M8.

I had gotten to full hex rivnut by searching, but was under the impression this one does not have a straight body as hex do. Maybe it's the angle of shooting. Also this one is short compared to other hex rivnuts. Here's another stock image of the same type, they appear kind of standard.

RE: Novice question on type of nut

McMaster-Carr, rivnuts, all kinds...



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RE: Novice question on type of nut

I think you are possibly misunderstanding the rivnut; it starts out with a longer body and the riveting action shortens it to what you see in the photo. The one in the photo was probably close to 1/4" longer before it was riveted. Here's a cross-sectional view from the manufacturer's website

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RE: Novice question on type of nut

Had indeed skipped the riveting part, that does it.
Hex rivnut it is then. The ones over at rivetnutusa.com appear ideal.
Thanks to all for contributing.

RE: Novice question on type of nut

If you're trying to replace one forget about it! Use whatever nut you have laying around and include a flat washer under it.

If you're looking to install these in a construction of yours then see the RIVNUT stuff well covered above.

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