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Old 06-08-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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BAL jack, nut keeps un-screwing

I'm still having trouble with especially one of my BAL jacks losing the nut when I crank it up to rest position. The nut screws off.

I have used Locktite (sp) but that one jack refuses to cooperate. Any suggestions? I cannot double nut it; there are not enough threads for two nuts.

This nut comes off in the most inconvenient places in the early a.m. Most of the time in a puddle or Texas sambers (sp)
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Old 06-08-2006, 04:41 PM   #2
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Yup, I had the same thing happen to me!

I applied superglue and quickly tightened that nut pronto.

That was 2 years ago, got that sucker good

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Old 06-08-2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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Well so much for Locktite...I'll try superglue.... I thought about drilling a small hole through the nut and the screw rod and putting in a cotter pin...but that is really a lot of work.

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I would take the nut off and replace it ( or all 4 ) with a locking nut from an industrial hardware store.
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Thank you Uwe (is your last name Pillat?) I get really tired of trying to re-engineer some of the mechanical things of this world. I wasn't even an engineering major.

I take it you mean the nuts that have that plastic sort of "retainer" built in. Now why couldn't BAL have done that????

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Some of the nuts have a nylon insert that keeps it from loosening unintentionally, others are more heavy duty and have a small metal collar at the outer end, which is softer metal, but not threaded.
I imagine that either one would serve you well.
My last name is not Pillat, but Salwender.
Good luck - this should be an easy fix without much trouble.
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drill it and drive a roll pin through it. you will never have to worry about it again.

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I had one doing the same thing. I went to Ace Hardware and got SS nuts with the nylon lock washer built in and replaced all 4 of them. So far, so good.
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