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Ask DocSk8 (Expert Indoor Skate Building Advice) This forum is different then the other SkateLog forums in that it is not a discussion forum, but rather a place you can ask skate building expert Fred "DocSk8" Benjamin about building and repairing indoor speed, derby, and jamskate quad roller skates. Please start a new thread for each new question.

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Old May 27th, 2014, 02:58 AM   #1
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Hello Doc, I decided to go with some T-Nuts and at this time, only the four toe bolts on my right skate. All my other standard mounting bolts are fine but the four I mentioned are pulling through the sole of my 595 boot. I went with 10-32 X 5/16" and socket button head bolts 10-32 X 1/2". The mount went fine and I got the T-Nuts nice and flush. My question is this. The barrel of the T-Nut is 5/16" and of that I get about 3/16" threaded, is that enough to be safe? Should I try 10-32 X 5/8" bolts? I may be too paranoid but I would feel better if I could get the bolts to utilize the entire 5/16" barrel. Thank you.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 01:54 PM   #2
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Probably. However, I maintain a stock of # 10 screws ranging from 3/8" to 2" in thread length and use the ones closest to flush @ the back of tee nut. The screws are not that expensive, I'd go up a size, just to be safe. Don't forget thread locker.
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Old May 27th, 2014, 05:15 PM   #3
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I didn't know you needed thread locker, I was using lock washers. Do you use the blue thread locker? Tried the red before and broke my plate and it was something getting it off again.
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I didn't know you needed thread locker, I was using lock washers. Do you use the blue thread locker? Tried the red before and broke my plate and it was something getting it off again.

You can get away with not using the thread locker if you check your sk8s frequently. The leather sole will expand and contact and they loosen.

My preferred locker is blue Vibra-Tite gel. (Thanks dvw)The 8ml tube is inexpensive and easy to find.. eBay comes to mind if it is not on the shelf locally.
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Okay, thanks Doc.
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