Bought a Hampton Bay two-bulb ceiling fixture, 9-1/2 inch Mushroom, Model
385544 a while ago.
Concerning the three screws that they use to hold the globe in place:
Know this is a longshot, but anyone happen to know if these are metric ?
Thread size ?
Have to replace a lost one, and am having a lot of trouble finding a screw
that fits nicely. It's close to a 6-32, but not exactly.
Was wondering if it might be metric.
Can't find a web site for them; it's a HD house brand apparently - they know
nothing re it.
Around here (Portland, OR) there's a really great store, Falk's Ace
Hardware. This place is an Ace Hardware affilliate.
I have taken many "unknown" threaded objects there. They have many
wierd plastic and brass "gauges" and within less than a minute they can
measure a screw / bolt / nut and tell me that its a metric / fine thread /
coarse thread / English whatever in such and such a pitch and in
Then they lead me to the bin where they stock a gazillion of the item. Its
rather famous for being able to solve any hardware problem. This place is
still going strong even though for years its been surrounded by two Borg
outposts, one a mile to the east and another 3 miles to the northwest. The
key is the staff at Falks. They actualy know what they are doing.
See if you can find a similar place around or a real lamp place or a big
hardware store. Take the screw in, and try to find a nut that will mate
with it. Once you have found a proper nut you can readily find the
diameter of tnext time a screw gts lost.the he nut, and therfore the screw.
Then buy seven of the appropriate screws, one to use and a half dozen to
keep in reserve o
Take one of the ones you have and head out to HD. I suspect they will
have a part in there store to fit. At the very least they will be able to
tell you want size it is. If that fails try a real hardware store or a real
Usually those screws are 8/32, but I have noticed lately that some don't
seem to be that or 6/32. It is quite possible that they are metric. It
wouldn't be too difficult to retap those holes for 8/32.
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