Where can I get the nut and bolt for this?

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I need help on where I can get the nut and bolt (probably washers also) for the actuator eye hole? I have never seen any and I just don't want to assume it is something standard that I can big up at the hardware store. Please advise. Thank you.

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Measure hole on mount and look at the tap that was made for the treads, years ago I think mine was 1/2 standard thread. Get a bolt with the a lot of points (it will be stronger). I put a nut on the bottom of the bolt as a lock nut.
 
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oldfoggie

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actuatoer eye bolt

look for any old actuators, most use the same size and thread,
 
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jsattv

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Jul 4, 2006
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I agree with oldfoggie, I had an old Actuator that I reconditioned and everything was okay but that Bolt was frozen in rust. I carefully knocked it out and replaced with a Bolt from another Actuator that I picked up from a guy that was scrapping his Dish and Actuator, you need to regrease it, - I used white lithium greace.
 
MikeinBaja

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If it really is 1/2" standard thread - I'd go to an auto supply house and look at automotive quality bolts - maybe muffler clamps. Stronger tempered steel than you would typically find at the hardware store.
 
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I agree with oldfoggie, I had an old Actuator that I reconditioned and everything was okay but that Bolt was frozen in rust. I carefully knocked it out and replaced with a Bolt from another Actuator that I picked up from a guy that was scrapping his Dish and Actuator, you need to regrease it, - I used white lithium greace.

Just to clarify my reply, on my actuator there was a kind of a ball bearing in the neck of that end piece that was frozen in rust. So I replaced it with a good working one from an old actuator. The way this is done is to screw out the old piece (and this can be hard to do) and replace it with a good lubricated unit from another spare actuator.
 
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Why in the world tell the OP he needs a grade 8 bolt? IMO nonsense. Any bolt that will fit will work. If you live where there's salt air of humidity, either use a stainless bolt or put some anti-seize on the threads/shank when you install it. You will destroy the dish and mount before you break a regular mild steel 1/2 inch bolt. :)
 
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Why in the world tell the OP he needs a grade 8 bolt? IMO nonsense. Any bolt that will fit will work. If you live where there's salt air of humidity, either use a stainless bolt or put some anti-seize on the threads/shank when you install it. You will destroy the dish and mount before you break a regular mild steel 1/2 inch bolt. :)
I've had "regular"bolts snap on my 10' fiberglass dish, we get high winds here... ;)
 
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