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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 07:49 pm
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Anthony Lindsey
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Where us a good place to get the small brass or steel tacks that you hammer in to hold the serial # tags?  Size?

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 08:11 pm
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Steve Sherwood
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McMaster Carr has them, drive screws. Most 12" Emerson's use #2 3/16. https://www.mcmaster.com/drive-screws
I don't know what sizes other type of fans use.

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McMaster-Carr

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McMaster Carr calls them "screw nails" :https://www.mcmaster.com/rivets/screw-nails-for-metal-plastic-and-plywood/


Here is an ebay link for brass ones: https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRIUMPH-BSA-DRIVE-IN-BADGE-PATENT-PLATE-PIN-SCREW-RIVET-3-BRASS-60-4255-60-0208/264695049880?hash=item3da10dee98:g:xB0AAOSw5w1ej6MY:sc:USPSFirstClass!70809!US!-1


Those are just two examples from a very quick web search, There are thousands more.



The size you must determine for yourself by the existing hole. A number size drill index is handy for that, just test the hole with drills until you determine the hole size.

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 Posted: Tue May 19th, 2020 09:53 pm
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Thanks!!

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