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Cooling 9/16 thread tapping

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by silentphoenix, 13 Feb 2006.

  1. silentphoenix

    silentphoenix What's a Dremel?

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    Ive got a number of dd hi-fow barbs that are being wasted and am wondering where i could purchase some tapping bits (is that what they are called?) to make my res and dcc plexi top suitable for 9/16 thread barbs (i.e. the dd high flow ones).

    Ay you can tell, i dont know much about what im doing so any pointers would be appreciated (do i tap with a hand drill?)
     
  2. Risky

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  3. silentphoenix

    silentphoenix What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the reply mate.

    they have a 9/16 tap, in many diffferent flavours - help!
     
  4. Risky

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    Coolermeister will almost certainly know on this one
     
  5. clocker

    clocker Shovel Ready

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    Definitely DO NOT try tapping with a drill.
    You may have to drill out your existing barb holes (1/2" is the correct starting size for a 9/16-18 thread).
    Then tap the holes by hand.
    Dishwashing detergent makes a good lubricant when you're tapping plastics but you have to clean the tap after so it doesn't rust.
     
  6. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Well you need a 9/16-18 tap (18tpi, 9/16" dia); it's a standard fine-thread bolt size (at least in the states). I think the one you want is in the UNF section of the page linked to above.

    Which reminds me... I still need to get some BSP taps. You just can't find the darned things in the states.
     
  7. thingamajig

    thingamajig What's a Dremel?

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    ebay
     
  8. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Mcmaster has a few if you search for "NF Taps".
     
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