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eddie1

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help finding 3/8" tripod screw
« on: March 15, 2011, 05:44:03 am »

Hello
does anyone know where I can obtain a 3/8" tripod screw that's about 1 and 1/2 " long.
most tripod screws seem to combine 3/8" and 1/4" and a full length 3/8" is proving hard to find.
(dont want to use an adaptor)

thanks

Ed
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Colin Griffiths

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Re: help finding 3/8" tripod screw
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 08:03:48 am »

I've always managed to find what I needed on Ebay. Sometimes you can get stainless steel screws. You might need to hacksaw what's available down to a length that suits your need. Search for '3/8" Whitworth screw' or '3/8" BSW screw'
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Re: help finding 3/8" tripod screw
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 09:51:32 am »

The folks at really right stuff have all those little pieces, and they are knowledgeable about what you need. 
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Re: help finding 3/8" tripod screw
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 12:21:05 pm »

If I remember correctly, tripod screws/bolts are 3/8 - 20 (20 threads to the inch). Try going to a good hardware store (not Home Depot) where the help knows something about their stock and see what you can get, in the length that you need.
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