Advice please. Retaining screws for ADSL Nation Faceplate

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by PeterL, May 23, 2011.

  1. PeterL

    PeterL Guest

    PeterL, May 23, 2011
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    John Guest

    They are designed to fit into normal electrical back boxes so you need the
    screws that fix light switches or sockets (socket screws are longer).
     
    John, May 23, 2011
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    kraftee Guest

    Wrong screw thread size....

    Can't tell you the size but offer the next Openreach engineer you see a
    coffee and biccies and they'll most probably have a couple spare...
     
    kraftee, May 23, 2011
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    David Guest

    Mine aren't, more like a spiral than the thread of normal electrical
    fittings screws. ( they are 1" lg.)
    Regards
    David
     
    David, May 23, 2011
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    Graham J Guest

    They come with two different sets of screws. All are about 25mm long. One
    pair are the same thread as used for ordinary electrical backboxes (5BA
    comes to mind); the other pair look like self-tapping screws. Which you use
    will depend on the BT master socket that is present. Some have threaded
    inserts (for the threaded screws), others look simply like small holes in
    plastic - for these use the things like self-tapping screws.

    I may have some spares hanging about if you get stuck - let me have a postal
    address.
     
    Graham J, May 23, 2011
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    Bob Eager Guest

    M3.5 metric, in fact. Old ones were BA - *many* years ago.

    M3.5 can be obtained from DIY stores (but at a price if B&Q!)
     
    Bob Eager, May 23, 2011
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  7. Go to electrical trade suppliers - most builders merchants sell em. I
    use Newey an Eyre.

    Rushed in last week 'need some cable clamps for 4 core cable '

    "Only sell em in boxes of 50 mate"
    "How much?"
    "Give us a quid for the coffee fund and we will call it quits".



    Screwfux do what you want

    http://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/electrical-screws/cat840224
     
    The Natural Philosopher, May 24, 2011
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    PeterL Guest

    These are the fellas
    If it's no trouble to you, that would be great...House no 29, TR15 3QD

    Peter La pin

    Thanks, Graham
     
    PeterL, May 24, 2011
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    Graham J Guest


    On their way ...
     
    Graham J, May 25, 2011
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    Graham J Guest

    Sorry - missed the post - will be on their way tomorrow ...
     
    Graham J, May 25, 2011
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