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braves22 01-24-2013 12:42 AM

Screw Hardware Issue
 
Ok first let me start off by saying I wasn't sure where to put this question.

Anyways here goes...I am installing a ceiling fan and I got down near the end of the project BUT I am installing the blades and 1 screw hole on a single blade (holds 2 screws) just won't budge AT ALL...




So I guess what I am curious about is if anyone has any tricks they know of so that I can either go buy another screw or get it through...the man thing I am looking at is that it seems as though there are no threads inside the hole at all...someone help!!

danpik 01-24-2013 07:01 AM

Sounds like the hole was not tapped properly. You may need to find a tap to thread the hole or return it for a different one.

I wonder if the whole monday/friday quality issue is the same in China as it used to be here in the states:whistling2:

braves22 01-24-2013 09:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpik
Sounds like the hole was not tapped properly. You may need to find a tap to thread the hole or return it for a different one.

I wonder if the whole monday/friday quality issue is the same in China as it used to be here in the states:whistling2:

Well this is fan 2 of 2 with some sort of screw quality control issue...

The first one was on the canopy screw and I was able to use a hammer to knock it into the hole and screw through....

This one the screws are on top of the mounting piece so I can't hammer it in and it'd be VERY difficult at this point to return it as I have the entire unit now mounted...

Can I find screw taps at any hardware store? Should I be looking in a particular size (IE size of the screw?) and frankly I'm not sure what size they are as it isn't listed....

I was hoping I wouldn't have to take the whole thing down if possible


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