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Nuts for 1/4 inch jacks--where to find?
Old 16th December 2010
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Nuts for 1/4 inch jacks--where to find?

You know the nut that fastens a 1/4 jack onto a panel? The ones that come with 1/4" jacks. Can I get those independently of the jacks? Because I have some nuts that are rusted but the jacks are fine and I'd like to replace them if possible (and the washers too)...
Old 16th December 2010
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mfischman3
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Bascially, any decent hardware store
Old 16th December 2010
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You're looking for a "panel nut" like this:

Hex Panel Nut, 3/8-32, Nickel Plated, Qty. 100 - eBay (item 350373013046 end time Jan-05-11 21:20:24 PST)

The 3/8"-32 will work with the ubiquitous switchcraft type 1/4" jacks. Offshore jacks often use a different size nut so check the size first.
Old 16th December 2010
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Excellent, thanks Vince.
Old 17th December 2010
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Originally Posted by mfischman3 View Post
Bascially, any decent hardware store
theres not that many of them left
Old 17th December 2010
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Hardware stores don't carry these nuts. You need to buy from an electronics supplier, specialized vendor...or the ebay link above. (Good price, BTW. I've paid 15-20 cents for these in the past.

Sometimes these nuts are called "thin nuts" and sometimes the shiny washers that go with them are called "beauty washers".
Old 17th December 2010
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mfischman3
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I only recommended hardware stores, because that's exactly where I've been able to pick them up in the past - even at nightmares like Home Depot when I've been in a jam.

Maybe NY just has some decent stores? I dunno.
Old 17th December 2010
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Note that different mfg. use different size nuts.

Mouser sells the Switchcraft nut for $.017 each

Mouser Part #: 502-P10001 Manufacturer Part #: P10001

Frank
Old 18th December 2010
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Follow a squirrel, they usually have good stock of nuts Seriously, if you know the brand of the connectors, you could always contact the manufacturer. It often surprises me how supportive manufacturers can be, and it really does encourage customer loyalty.
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