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Offline doubleboost

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Tap snapped in hole
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:20:20 PM »
I was asked if I could "drill" this out






Top ground away revealing tap






Nice clean metal






Ready for a bit of file work & re tapping



John

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2014, 04:09:26 PM »
Nicely saved John!   :clap: :clap:

Wonderful things, putting on sticks.......  :thumbup:

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2014, 05:25:40 PM »
a job well dun john

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2014, 05:26:44 PM »
Hi John , I bet you wonder how you managed before you got that tig lol, another job where it would have probably been easier to ask you to tap the hole in the first place  , rather than the owner having a go  :palm:
  Still it keeps you off the streets lad  :thumbup:

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Offline dawesy

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2014, 06:30:39 AM »
While I worked at Toyota we used to have to get a lot of broken taps out of nuts.
We had tap extractors but they didn't always work. Then it was a case of breaking up the tap or replacing the nut
Nice repair john :)
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2014, 08:26:56 AM »
To educate the ignorant (i.e. me) could the job have been done by spark erosion, or does that not work with a steel component embedded in aluminum?

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Pete

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2014, 10:41:56 AM »
Good job there John think I would have tried welding a nut on the tap first only because I can't weld alliuminum

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2014, 11:54:09 AM »
I sympothise with you John,  I am currently trying to get cash out of nut's who have had a job done.
Just get doing and make swarf, you can decide what its going to be later.   :thumbup:

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2014, 01:40:21 PM »
mfletch,

How were you going to weld a nut onto the tap ?

Sounds like a technique I could use.

Dave.


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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2014, 01:58:40 PM »
To educate the ignorant (i.e. me) could the job have been done by spark erosion, or does that not work with a steel component embedded in aluminum?

Regards

Pete

If not too much of the head had been damaged by the tap wielder then yes EDM would take it out nicely. However most have fairly limited tank sizes which could have been a  limiting factor.
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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2014, 04:07:19 PM »
mfletch,

How were you going to weld a nut onto the tap ?

Sounds like a technique I could use.

Dave.

Done it many times David Just get a slightly larger nut then start welding through the nut onto the snapped bolt tap then circle the weld round onto the nut it's a Hit and miss but worth trying

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Re: Tap snapped in hole
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2014, 03:52:30 AM »
Nice job done John, & super video as usual...  :thumbup: 

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