I do not have much acquaintance with the Force 12 products, but am wondering if
the pop rivits shipped
with a new beam are the closed end (sealed) type. This could explain *some* of
the cost differential.
Anyone know for sure??
Tom - WA2BPE
Dale L Martin wrote:
> That's very interesting.
> I'm cross posting this to F12 reflector also.
> I have read N6BT's writeup about rivets someone sent to the towertalk
> reflector the other day. That was interesting reading, too. My Force 12
> manuals (C3, C3E, C4) only mention in passing the 'type' of rivet used, but
> in both Tom's writeup and in the manuals, no mention is made of the
> make/model number of the Force12-preferred rivets.
> I'm going to be needing some rivets to reassemble a partialy disassembled
> F12 C4 soon. Home Depot-purchased rivets worked well on my C3/E, so I'm
> sure they will work with my recently purchased (used) C4.
> dale, kg5u
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: N6ZO@aol.com [mailto:N6ZO@aol.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 05:10
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: [Towertalk] C3 Rivets
> > The rivets that came with my c31xr came in a plactic zip lock
> > bag, no model
> > number or markings. My dog loves zip lock bags and when I found
> > the bag with
> > the bottom chewed out and minus the rivets I called F12 to get 25 more
> > rivets. I was charged $20. I had some of the same size rivets
> > on hand and I
> > think the whole box was under $5 for a couple hundered of them at
> > home depot.
> > The head on the home depot rivets was slightly smaller than the
> > ones that
> > came with the C31. I am sure the ones I got at home depot would
> > have worked
> > fine. Not wanting to find out the hard way that I was wrong and
> > to preserve
> > the structural integrety, I ordered the factory version anyway.
> > Not sure
> > how much of the 20 dollar charge was "shipping and handling" .
> > 73
> > chet
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