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Hi, I'm hoping someone here will be able to help. Recently the ceiling light in the sitting room fell down and was hanging by the wires. When I took it down I noticed there was a long nut which had fractured. It's like an extension nut but has a hole along one side for the wires to pass through. It attaches the light fitting to the ceiling mount. I've tried to upload a picture of it but it keeps failing, I think I need to do 6 posts before I can upload things.

I've not been able to find one anywhere and I dont even know what they're called:blush5:!

Any help in finding a replacement would be much appreciated.

Neil.
 
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without a pic, we're struggling. there are so many different types of fixing. might be a better idea to get a new fitting. they're cheap as chips these days.
 

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Or down to the boot sale and pair the assembly up from from a 50p fitting.
 
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Thanks for the replies, I'll try and upload a picture after I've made some
more posts.
 
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I'm still unable to post a picture. Is there a size limit on uploads? I'm just getting an upload failed message.
 

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pic should be low resolution. only a few kB.
 

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Try a hosting site such as photobucket.
 
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Right, finally managed to get a picture uploaded, thanks for the advice.
This is the nut that's causing me so many problems:smilewinkgrin:




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Take it into your local Lamberts or similar engineering hardware stockist and I'm sure they will match you up with something similar. Any idea what the thread size is?
 

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What is the purpose of the gap ? can you "spot" three nuts together cutting the middle one in half if you need the gap?
 
What is the purpose of the gap ? can you "spot" three nuts together cutting the middle one in half if you need the gap?
I think he needs the gap for some of the wires to pass through. A longer nut could be adapted if a "V" were cut into the mid section. My only concern is that it's a non-standard thread size.
 

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I thought that about the gap. I think the threads are probably metric, depends on how badly he want's the fitting and if he has a tap and die set lol.
 
I thought that about the gap. I think the threads are probably metric, depends on how badly he want's the fitting and if he has a tap and die set lol.
I'm not so sure mate. Those pitches look very flat to me. Probably a special made just for that fitting :)
 

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Yeah it's hard to say , looks like it has had abuse to have snapped like that , easy enough to thread a bit of tube and and make one up though if you have the gear.
 

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I would tend to see if you could find a coupling nut of the same thread and drill a hole in the side for the cable. I think cable barrel nuts would not come in the required size.
As Guitarist says, probably a special, I have not seen one quite like that before.
Though I do think I have seen something but I think it was an externally threaded rod not internally threaded.
 
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