Anyone know what this screw is called?

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:36
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I need to get a longer screw for the gas bottle holder bracket on our trailer - it is the adjustable screw that loops over one side of the fixed band, that is like a hollow triangular headed screw - like the one shown here


I don't know what it is called, anyone know?


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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:44

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:44
It is probably manufactured specifically for the bottle holder and may not be generally available as a hardware item.
However a very similar product with a circular shaped end known as an "Eye Bolt" and generally available in hardware stores in a variety of thread sizes and lengths.

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Reply By: Lifetime Member-Gaz@Gove (NT) - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:44

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:44
"Over Centre Latch" is one name that comes to mind, most likely lots more names.

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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:47

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:47
It's called an "over-centre latch". You can usually buy the hook side seperately but you may well need to buy the whole latch for the screw eyelet.

Look here;Struts Australia - Over-centre Latch


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Follow Up By: HKB Electronics - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:55

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:55
An engineering mob would be able to fabricate one for, out of some rod, just thread it shape and weld, you could get it galvanised but I would just paint it silver with some epoxy paint.

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Reply By: YoungCampingFamily - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:53

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 17:53
Excellent! Thank you.
Over-centre latch it is :)
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Follow Up By: Rod W - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 18:18

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 18:18
Put a locking nut on it as well to keep it at the correct position.
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Follow Up By: Tony F8 - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 18:20

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 18:20
Young,
The above are correct, it is an over centre latch, readily avaliable, engineering supplies, trailer and caravan shops. Not expensive to replace the whole item, don't think you could just buy the threaded section.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 18:35

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 18:35
Bunnings have some and ships chandelery carry them.
How much longer do you need . I can see 20mm if you re drill those two screws.
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 18:59

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 18:59
Geez, did any of youse blokes actually read the OP's statement.... "it is the adjustable screw".............. he is wanting, but longer.

Not the whole over-centre latch, not the legs........ just a "longer screw".

Thanks PJR, at least you could see it!
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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 20:54

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 20:54
Yes but if you want to name the part.....you have to know the name of the thing that it is part of.

Unlikly you will buy the threaded part on its own, but it may be possible to buy a similar unit with a longer threaded part.

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Follow Up By: BarryR1 - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 22:37

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 22:37
Jayzuz Allan, You want longer....try Viagra!!

For everyone else it's obvious what the OP wants and most everybody has indicated that he will have difficulty in buying the separate unit itself. he'll have to buy the whole unit with a "longer Screw" and then use that.

It can't be too long or it may foul the locking sleeve at the end and not allow the lever clamp to close fully.






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Follow Up By: Tony F8 - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 16:04

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 16:04
The eyebolt wont work as the internal diameter of the eye will not fit over the keeper, and if you get an eyebolt to fit over the keeper, the thread will not fit the nut, thank goodness you realised that Alan.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 16:38

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 16:38
You're sure of that are you Tony?

My neighbour's holder looks the same as the one illustrated above. The tongue on his measures at 19mm.
Guess what the published specification of the eye (dimension 'C') of the eye-bolt I nominated is??
Yep, 20mm.
Close enough for me. How about you? what clearance do you require?

Why is it that whenever someone proposes a solution here, knockers just have to slam it rather than offer a solution of their own? And add a sarcastic comment to boot!
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Follow Up By: Tony F8 - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 17:01

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 17:01
No one slammed it Al. Also offered a solution, oc latches are as cheap as chips.
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Reply By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 19:02

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 19:02
Here's a link to one supplier:

http://www.strutsaustralia.com.au/products/over-centre-latch

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Reply By: Geoff D68 - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 20:11

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 20:11
You probably won't buy one separately but you could use a barrel nut and thread to extend what you have
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Reply By: YoungCampingFamily - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:54

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:54
I just came across the same thing by a different name - a toggle latch.
http://www.bunnings.com.au/search/products?q=toggle%20latch
I was hoping to just buy the adjustable screw/bolt part but as suggested it seems they come as a kit. Considering it's only because it won't close around the gas bottle as is at the max of the thread, and the current bottle is about 5 years old, I think searching for a bottle to fit might be a better option than mucking around with the clip.
After doing a bit of reading about others' experience with bottles not fitting holders it seems this is somewhat of a common problem.
P.S the photo above is not my exact one - just a google image I found to try and explain it but you were all right on the money.
I appreciate your help (PPS I'm a she not a he but that doesn't matter I hope).
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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 07:21

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 07:21
Can you undo the 2 phillips head self tapping screws and move the bracket forward then re screw it. Looks like you could nearly get 20mm.
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Reply By: Member - Billmoore1 - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 09:01

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 09:01
Hey mate
You could try this guy, I've had dealings with him and he's good

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/201056078632

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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 09:30

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 09:30
As already suggested, you could pick up a centimetre or 2 by moving the handle along the strap. If that's not enough, you could extend the circular strap by screwing a longer strap inside the existing one.

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Reply By: Nev (TAS) - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 20:43

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 20:43
If you don't have any luck with the leads provided why don't you get a metalworking shop to make one with a longer thread. I wouldn't think it would be too expensive.

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Reply By: Member - Russler - Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 21:36

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 21:36
I wouldn't mind a longer screw either, but it does seem to be an overlatch mechanism.
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