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watts3000

join:2002-01-21
reply to watts3000

Re: working with 2 post 42u rack

I must ask is it ok to use a 10-32 by 3/4 the rack maker told me to use 12-24? My main concern is that all the equipment is properly secured.

LLigetfa

join:2006-05-15
Fort Frances, ON
kudos:1
If you are sure it uses 12-24 then no way will 10-32 work. They are not anywhere close to be interchangeable.

I have only seen 12-24 screws ship with some gear but have yet to actually have a rack that can take them. A 12-24 is a much coarser thread and would not even start in a 10-32 hole so if you can run them in more than a turn, then you have some QC issues. I would get a 12-24 tap and run it through the holes to make sure the problem isn't the holes.
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cdru
Go Colts
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
kudos:7
said by LLigetfa:

I would get a 12-24 tap and run it through the holes to make sure the problem isn't the holes.

Don't use a tap. Use a thread chaser of the appropriate size.