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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:27 am 
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has anyone any idea how to repair drain plug threads?
as mentioned previously the former owner has crossed threaded a drain plug on 1 of the amas.
i've been looking for a new plug assembly hopefully to fix in with sealant with a smaller drain plug in it.
any ideas?
failing that what size thread is used and i'll try and build up the threads and shape them better with a metal plug.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:22 am 
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The plug is 3/8"-16

You might be able to melt in some plastic and re-cut threads.

Worst case... weld shut and move the hole to another location.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:39 am 
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mmiller wrote:
The plug is 3/8"-16

You might be able to melt in some plastic and re-cut threads.

Worst case... weld shut and move the hole to another location.

dancing between 2 threads here mat,
anyway.... do i need the drain plug?
is the ama likely to burst in the heat (i'm in the uk :D ) if i seal it up?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:01 pm 
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You can seal the original plug and add a small cork stopper or another threaded plug on the deck I'd guess. Pressure or draining issues are both important considerations.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:01 am 
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mmiller wrote:
The plug is 3/8"-16

You might be able to melt in some plastic and re-cut threads.

Worst case... weld shut and move the hole to another location.

do you know what size and what type thread it is mat?
or what size tap i would need?
i've been looking and i can get a tap for £20
cheers


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:09 pm 
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I just know that it is 3/8 diameter and 16 threads per inch. This is the way the tap should read: 3/8-16 (16 threads per inch is consideded National Coarse)

Hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:49 pm 
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cheers,
i've got someone in the plastic industry looking at it now
thanks for you're help


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