Lost Phillips bolt for washer pedestal

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Jmaclicious
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Lost Phillips bolt for washer pedestal

Post by Jmaclicious » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:26 am

I lost the phillip bolt style screws to secure the washer to the pedestal brackets, I cannot find the size I need and eBay charges 11$ per bolt for what I may need..... can I just use a drill bit to pilot the hole bigger to fit another size bolt or how would you go about this?

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Shannon
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Re: Lost Phillips bolt for washer pedestal

Post by Shannon » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:58 am

Ya i would do as you suggested ,drill the holes out and install a actual bolt,nut and lock washer (or locking nut).
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Re: Lost Phillips bolt for washer pedestal

Post by A. Spruce » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:06 pm

Sheet metal screws and bolts are cheap and plentiful at your local hardware store. If you have one screw to match others to, super easy task, otherwise it will be a bit of a guessing game. My guess is that they're going to be a #8 screw.

And, yes, you can drill the holes out and use larger screws, just know what size hole you need for the screw you intend to use.
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