# 17mm socket on a 10mm bolt?

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• posted on November 1, 2011, 2:48 am
On 10/31/2011 8:48 PM, micky wrote:

And you sound like an idiot.
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• posted on November 1, 2011, 7:09 am
On Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:48:27 -0400, Doug Miller

It was a very nice post. Thank you, Tegger.

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• posted on August 25, 2015, 1:27 am
On Monday, October 31, 2011 at 3:56:08 PM UTC-5, micky wrote:

Wrench size is dependent on bolt strength or grade. For UNC bolts, wrench size is 1.5 times the bolt diameter. For example, 3/8-16 course thread bol t, grade 3 or 5 is =1.5*3/8 or =3/8 + 3/16 which equals a 9/16" wrench. For a 1" bolt, again grade 3 or 5, the wrench size is 1.5 times diameter or 1.5 times 1" which is a 1 1/2" wrench. For extra heavy nuts, or 2H nuts , add 1/8" to wrench size. For example, a 5/8" bolt with a 2H nut will req uire a wrench sized as follows: 1.5 times 5/8 or 15/16" plus 1/8" or a 1 1 /16" wrench. Metric bolts are somewhat the same, as wrench size is dependent on bolt str ength.

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• posted on August 25, 2015, 8:41 am
On 08/25/2015 02:27 AM, snipped-for-privacy@nucortusk.com wrote:

A 10mm head on a 10mm diameter bolt would be useless in most situations, no?

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• posted on August 25, 2015, 12:27 pm

A 7/16 bolt is a bit odd. The bolt takes a 5/8 wrench while the nut is 11/16. I think those are grade 5.
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• posted on August 26, 2015, 8:03 am
On Tue, 25 Aug 2015 07:27:19 -0500, "Dean Hoffman"

7/16 is kind of an oddball bolt size. Small hardware stores dont even stock them! They skip from 3/8 to 1/2. Yet I've had to buy 7/16 bolts several times and had to shop around to find them.

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• posted on August 25, 2015, 12:47 pm
snipped-for-privacy@nucortusk.com wrote in

It isn't the bolts that are confused, it's micky. Bolt size is the bolt diameter, not the head size. 1/4" bolts have 7/16" heads, for example -- the head size is *always* larger than the shaft diameter, else the head wouldn't be of much use, would it?

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• posted on August 25, 2015, 3:07 pm

It would if it were a set screw.
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• posted on August 25, 2015, 11:34 pm

But then it wouldn't be a bolt.
*Do* try to pay attention.

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• posted on August 26, 2015, 7:13 am
In alt.home.repair, on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:34:35 +0000 (UTC), Doug

Well what about a set screw with a hex head no larger than the shaft. I might even have seen one once, but if not, it could be made. ;-)

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• posted on August 26, 2015, 8:34 pm
micky posted for all of us...

Try it, it won't work. Draw a circle, put a hex inside it of the same diameter. There will be no shoulder strength. Applying the hex head wrench will twist off the "castle". May as well put a slot in and use a flat blade screwdriver, they are made for light applications but one can put plenty of torque on a screwdriver and mangle it. The reason hex heads are used because one can get more clamping force without cam out.
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• posted on August 26, 2015, 9:47 pm

Whether or not it's a bolt was never the issue. You sed "else the head wouldn't be of much use, would it?" Never mind..........

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• posted on August 27, 2015, 1:11 am

Really? Maybe you ought to check the title of the thread. The subject is bolts. Not set screws.
*Do* try to pay attention next time.

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• posted on August 30, 2015, 7:55 pm
On Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:47:01 +0000 (UTC), Doug Miller

Not "always" - 12 point heads on "header bolts" and some cyl head bolts can be the same size as the bolt thread diameter - but they are "flanged" bolts. Some old "plough bolts" also used a square heas the same size across flats as the thread size.

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• posted on August 25, 2015, 11:59 pm
On Monday, October 31, 2011 at 3:56:08 PM UTC-5, micky wrote:

That ain't nuthin'! Take a look at the way them stoopid plummers fucked up pipe sizes. OMFG!

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• posted on August 26, 2015, 3:57 am
On 08/25/2015 05:59 PM, Kenny wrote:

To say nothing of the sexual problems I get into with plumbing projects. It would be better if the fittings were all bisexual and would mate with anything.

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• posted on August 26, 2015, 7:58 am

Just keep your bisexual hands off my ballcock!

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• posted on August 26, 2015, 8:35 pm
rbowman posted for all of us...

How could one identify the male/female parts? Take it the veterinarian
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• posted on August 27, 2015, 4:14 am
On 08/26/2015 02:35 PM, Tekkie® wrote:

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• posted on August 26, 2015, 8:37 pm
rbowman posted for all of us...

Hit send too fast.. Lot of heing and sheing going on in this.
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