[Soekris] attaching the net4521 to a panel?

David Young dyoung at ojctech.com
Wed Jul 31 23:55:51 UTC 2002


For all y'all's future reference, a nut rivet is a suitable part in
this application.  Thank you to Stephen von Voros for suggesting it.

See
http://www.mcmaster.com/param/asp/psearch.asp?FAM=nutinserts&desc=Rivet+Nuts
for illustrations.

Dave

On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 01:35:10PM -0500, David Young wrote:
> 
> I am trying to figure out how to attach standoffs for my net4521 to the
> broad side of my waterproof enclosure. The sides are thin steel---too
> thin to take threads. It is important that the attachment hardware for
> the standoffs is rugged, vibration- and tamper-proof, and "leakproofable."
> 
> I have considered a few things already.
> 
> I have considered drilling holes to fit the stems of those brass
> hex standoffs that one mounts PC motherboards with. I would poke the
> standoffs through the holes, tighten a hex nut to the stems, and then
> hammer the stems flat to keep the nuts from unscrewing. Should I avoid
> this for any other reason than it is hackish?  (For instance, will brass
> on steel corrode?)
> 
> I have also considered panel nuts. It seems that these are only applied
> with an expensive press, such as an "arbor press" ($150 or more) with
> a 6"-8" throat (even more expensive!) to reach the bottom of my enclosure.
> 
> Other panel nuts look flimsy. And I do not understand how some of the nuts
> are applied. If you're curious, there are illustrations at mcmaster.com:
> search for "panel nuts."
> 
> Dave
> 
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