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Re: Screw sizes

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  • yuri80226
    ... must ... tube. ... Also, ... Hi Walter, the screw for Finder base is 8-32 socket head cup screw 1/2 long (max) - could be found in any hardware store. The
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 1, 2004
      --- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "walter_locke" <wblne@n...> wrote:
      > Hello All,
      >
      > One recent night I "mislaid" the screws that mount the AP Quick
      > Release Finder Bracket to the focuser on my TEC 140. I know they
      must
      > be relatively short to prevent any marring or damage to the draw
      tube.
      > Does anyone know what screw size and thread pitch they must be?
      Also,
      > while I'm at it, what size screw fits into the top holes on the TEC
      > tube rings? I'd like to find a plate to match the holes and mount it
      > onto the scope. Thanks for the help...I feel sheepish asking, but I
      > gotta have that finder!
      >
      > Thanks and best wishes,
      >
      > Walter
      > #70

      Hi Walter,
      the screw for Finder base is 8-32 socket head cup screw 1/2" long
      (max) - could be found in any hardware store.
      The thread size for the rings is 1/4-20.
      Regards, Yuri
    • fl.lusen
      Walter, Make sure you get those in stainless steel. Fred ... From: yuri80226 [mailto:tec@telescopengineering.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:11 AM To:
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 1, 2004
        Walter,

        Make sure you get those in stainless steel.

        Fred

        -----Original Message-----
        From: yuri80226 [mailto:tec@...]
        Sent: Tuesday, June 01, 2004 9:11 AM
        To: tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [tec-scopes] Re: Screw sizes


        --- In tec-scopes@yahoogroups.com, "walter_locke" <wblne@n...> wrote:
        > Hello All,
        >
        > One recent night I "mislaid" the screws that mount the AP Quick
        > Release Finder Bracket to the focuser on my TEC 140. I know they
        must
        > be relatively short to prevent any marring or damage to the draw
        tube.
        > Does anyone know what screw size and thread pitch they must be?
        Also,
        > while I'm at it, what size screw fits into the top holes on the TEC
        > tube rings? I'd like to find a plate to match the holes and mount it
        > onto the scope. Thanks for the help...I feel sheepish asking, but I
        > gotta have that finder!
        >
        > Thanks and best wishes,
        >
        > Walter
        > #70

        Hi Walter,
        the screw for Finder base is 8-32 socket head cup screw 1/2" long
        (max) - could be found in any hardware store.
        The thread size for the rings is 1/4-20.
        Regards, Yuri





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