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Old 09-11-2013, 10:11 PM   #29
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Has anyone tried putting a deep cap nut on the exposed end of a rivet after installation, rather than messing around with an acorn nut during installation? I've never used these this way... it's just an idea.

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:12 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
The rivet body expands in the nut but that doesn't pull the nut up against the part being held, so that had better not be what is holding anything in place.
In any case, if the rivet has actually snapped (rather than just the nut falling off) then of course the rivet needs to be replaced.
I was going to post this observation but Brian beat me to it. The nut doesn't snug the joint up the way a backing washer would. But it can (depending on how close the rivet OD is to the nut ID somewhat restrict the amount the rivet swells. The softer aluminum of the rivet "flows" between the threads in the nut. The next issue to consider is how tight the fiberglass hole is to the rivet's swollen OD. If you oversize the hole then loss of the nut can allow the rivet to pressed back out the hole because the nut restricted the amount of rivet swelling.

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:48 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by jwcolby54 View Post
Your welcome. Its called a PDR Under Cabinet Mount. A bit pricey but the ease of use & aesthetics when the TV is not in place makes it worth it.

There is an old thread you may want to check out with lots of photos of other types of holders some for larger TV's as well: Television Mount

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