Had a coin-op washer in one of my apartment building freeze, causing an
internal leak (it has been a wicked winter). Would like to replace the
part that was ice damaged (washer is fine otherwise), but I can't get
into where the leak is. The screws that secure the covers are a
strange, torx like fastener, except it has a nipple in the middle of the
divet. I guess these are some sort of security screw to keep yahoos
from stealing parts (like the change box) on the machine. What is this
special screwdriver called and where do I get one?
...a very frustrated landlord..
"Torx security"? "Security Torx"? I have a set of all kinds of "security
bits" (including the ones you described) that I got at MicroCenter, but
I am trying to recall where I saw some again recently -- Sears?
Wal-Mart? Menards (mid-West hardware store chain)? Lowes?
On 02/19/04 10:32 pm Matt Mason put fingers to keyboard and launched the
following message into cyberspace:
Iffen you can't find them at generic hardware stores, try an industrial
fastener (nuts, bolts, screws and similar hardware) store or a store
that caters to tools for contractors.
That's where I got mine (Ottawa Fastener Supply does both fasteners
and tools ;-).
Chris Lewis, Una confibula non set est
It's not just anyone who gets a Starship Cruiser class named after them.
You can get them at Autozone, I got a set there and I just call them
torx security. they are bits that fit into a bitholder so if you do
not have one you may want to pick one of those up also. the set is 15
Torx security driver....usually a T 15, T20 and T25 size are very
common sizes....even most GE depots should also have them, that is
where I got my set for the commercial laundry products.
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