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Old 12-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #15
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I had a problem with the round inserts turning in the hole, so I use the square ones. Used a small square file to shape the hole.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:02 AM   #16
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I had a problem with the round inserts turning in the hole, so I use the square ones. Used a small square file to shape the hole.
Great idea. I've found lubing the thread helps along with using an electric screw gun, but square definitely is best.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #17
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Francesca, no pretty rocks for me after your story! Thank you Mary and Bob and Thomas. I'll watch for loosening. I know the whole thing moves a lot when we wander down the road.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:59 AM   #18
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Here is my suggestion and through my own experiences, it would work on any material(alum, fiberglass, steel, wood, plastic...). Make sure the length of rivet is OK, put a proper washer in the other side of rivet before pulling the trigger. In my case, most of the times, I use the heads of old rivets when I drill them out for repacement as washers for new ones... Give it a try, Buddy...
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:06 PM   #19
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scamps and rivets

hi, the mention of rivets with scamps reminds me that i better get set up for it. is there a standard rivet size for use with the scamp? mine is 2004.
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Old 07-07-2017, 12:30 PM   #20
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If you are fitting a wood shelf then fit it carefully, hold it in place and mark top and bottom.
Drill a hole between the lines and then use a stainless steel screw with a dab of sealant under the head and screw it into the shelf.
Stronger more leak resistant and will ass support to the shell as well.
If yoy want it even stronger run a bead of PU sealant around the shelf abd screw and glue it in place.
To get a really good bomd cut out the Ensolite insulation, rough up the glass and glue.
I did my whole 16' Scamp rebuild this way
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Old 07-07-2017, 02:18 PM   #21
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Ah. I'll bet that's it. I figured I needed stainless steel. Maybe I'll switch out for aluminium.
Hand riveting stainless steel larger than 1/8" diameter is going to be difficult to pull with a hand riveter.

But don't forget you can rent power tools. The advantage to that is you know you need to work quickly and get them all done in one short session to minimize your rental fee
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Hand riveting stainless steel larger than 1/8" diameter is going to be difficult to pull with a hand riveter.
Or there is a heavy duty one from Harbour Freight for $20 on sale
https://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-...tle-66422.html
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...ol/A-p8048882e

Power riveters (air) regular prices are regular priced at $80 USD or $100 CAD
They frequently go on sale as well
https://www.harborfreight.com/14-in-...ter-61482.html
https://www.princessauto.com/en/deta...er/A-p8549776e
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