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Delrin block screw hole stripped

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  1. jifjifjif

    jifjifjif Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2011
    Vape Canaveral, FL
    It wasn't me. I swear. I bought a used grand and the hole is stripped. I know Rob can repair, but what can I do at home without a vise or mill? Or taps.

    Slightly larger diameter screw and ream out the channel in the delrin a bit?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You can put a small punch over the hole give a couple taps with a hammer. Don't over do it. It will shrink the hole a bit.
     
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  3. clasicks

    clasicks Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Maine
    crimp a peice of 30g kanthal in it?
     
  4. SteamStack

    SteamStack Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2014
    Macomb, MI, USA
    Try that.. hit a store if needed and get a small punch a little bit bigger then the hole.
     
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  5. SteamStack

    SteamStack Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2014
    Macomb, MI, USA
    May work but only good for one shot.. will have to add more if he takes it apart again.
     
  6. Justice

    Justice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The punch gig works. I had to do one that I bought used. And I believe it's what Rob does.
     
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  7. SteamStack

    SteamStack Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2014
    Macomb, MI, USA
    Yup that's what Rob does.
     
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  8. RGLP4Lyfe

    RGLP4Lyfe Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2014
    PA
    I know nobody would "really" want to go this route... but if all else fails, you can drill completely through the threaded hole and out the back of the mod, then get a longer screw and a nut of the same size.. boom, good to go!

    You could even go as far as somehow counter sinking the nut on the back of the mod to make it all flush looking.
     
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  9. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    Maine
    Using punch works great if your not comfortable doing it yourself send the mod in I can do it for you
     
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  10. jifjifjif

    jifjifjif Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2011
    Vape Canaveral, FL
    Got it. Thanks, guys.
     
  11. CMD-Ky

    CMD-Ky Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2013
    KY
    Thanks, this will go into saved ideas box. On my own, I would never have thought of this.
     
  12. Spydro

    Spydro Sindoyen Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 20, 2013
    Sin City
    +1

    :2c: Worst case you can also use a pointed punch on the inside of the Reo next to the hole and stake the hole. The stake(s) can be renewed with a light touch if needed, maybe even forever if you have to add new ones around the hole. It's aluminum, so as said go easy as it doesn't take much to displace the aluminum.

    Avoidance... I use a far smaller screwdriver than even Rob uses. I use one of those little blue handled junk ones that comes with a lot of vape gear. Just a thumb and index finger is all you can get on them to snug without any chance of ever stripping the hole.
     
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  13. jifjifjif

    jifjifjif Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 11, 2011
    Vape Canaveral, FL
    Well, I used a 3mm shaft from my coil master and a small hammer and it worked perfectly.

    Thanks, all.
     
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  14. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 2, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    Yay!
     
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  15. SteamStack

    SteamStack Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2014
    Macomb, MI, USA
    Rock on!
     
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  16. Papa_Lazarou

    Papa_Lazarou MKUltra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nice. Reo FTW, once again.
     
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  17. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2010
    Maine
    Well done my friend :)
     
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