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#1 Norwegian Blue

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 04:38 PM

I have an old brass porthole which I have re-fitted in a new front door and some of the machine screws are playing hard to find. None of the chandlers stock brass machine screws anymore, Fosters can probably order in boxes of 100 but I only need a few 1/4" by 2" and 2 of 5/16" by 2" (just had to have different size dome heads).

 

Any idea who may stock these, alternatively will a stainless screw with a brass dome nut fizz? In the spray zone but otherwise under cover.


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 05:38 PM

Brass or Bronze?
Do you need flat head or raised head?
https://www.bronzean...brass-fasteners


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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:44 PM

Home Depot here in the US claim to have them: https://www.homedepo...1vZc27iZ1z0yfng

 

I can easily run up the road and see what I can find and can mail them to you if you don't find another source (alternatively will be in Auckland in person Dec 14).


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#4 chic014

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:06 PM

Try McMaster Carr. Online hardware from the US.
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#5 Norwegian Blue

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 08:49 AM

Oh, should have said. Countersunk flat head, and they are not visible once installed (just the dome nuts are visible).

 

Thanks for the links.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 06:19 PM

You will need Bronze.. Probably not available off the shelf in nz.. I had to get some made up last time I needed bronze.. However: somebody may know.. :)


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 05:53 AM

Silicon bronze if fairly common due to it's hardness and strength making it a best choice for screws of the brass persuasion


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#8 jonathan

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 01:16 PM

can you post a photo of existing ones


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