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post #11 of 16 Old 02-17-2017, 11:22 AM
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The J-nut will not work, unless the tapped hole is an inch or so from the edge of the metal - unless you drill a new hole.
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I had this problem on an MTD . The solution I used was I tack welded a new nut smaller size onto the stripped one. Used a longer ,smaller diameter bolt thru the existing hole. Worked for me but I realize not everyone has access to a welder.
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Another possible solution to the loose nut problem is something called a nutsert or rivenut:



Once the nutsert is installed correctly it will not spin as the bolt is tightened. They come in a variety of sizes. Some hardware stores carry them or you can order them from Amazon.
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Grind off the old nut then JB Weld a new nut in place? Not sure if it will hold up to the vibration of a snowblower all the same.

Like mentioned, I'd tap it larger and get the corresponding bolt. A Tap & Die set was perhaps the best tool set I've ever purchased solving so many frustrating situations like this, especially during my Yamaha rebuild. If you don't have one buy a set at Canadian Tire as they always go on sale. Having the right tools for the job will make your life a lot easier, even if you only use it once a year.
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Another possible solution to the loose nut problem is something called a nutsert or rivenut:

Once the nutsert is installed correctly it will not spin as the bolt is tightened. They come in a variety of sizes. Some hardware stores carry them or you can order them from Amazon.
Awesome product ! He may have to cut it down in length. or stack some washers on the outside frame, but sure beats welding if you can't weld.
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As I mentioned earlier, The J-Nut comes in all different varieties.... I stock sizes up to reach up to 2" from edge of material. There is also a variety that resembles a lolli-pop....... Where the appropriate sized nut has up to a 12" bendable piece of straight metal, commonly used on trailer hitch installations. I do not stock those, as I make my own as needed. The Riv-Nut* is an awesome repair solution. I have a kit that includes many sizes and a tool. which resembles a large pop-rivet tool, to install them. It is not a
necessary tool, but makes it a whole lot easier to install.

GLuck, Jay
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