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To: NormsRevenge

Surprising to me they look just like nuts and bolts I might tighten or loosen with my 1/2 inch drive socket set.

I can not tell which one is broken.


6 posted on 05/06/2013 8:33:55 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: yarddog

I’d just guess that the one closest to the camera is the bad one — look at how the nut isn’t quite screwed down all the way compared to the nuts on the other “still-tensioned” rods.


7 posted on 05/06/2013 8:37:49 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: yarddog
I can not tell which one is broken.

Look closely at the bolt in the center of the picture frame, look down to where it sits on the washer. Notice that it doesn'y look like any of the other nut/washer pairs visible. A portion of the nut facing the washer is visible and appears to be conical and extends a bit above the washer. That is only possible if there is no tension in the rod, which means the nut was not torqued down, or the rod has broken in two.

Regards,
GtG

10 posted on 05/06/2013 9:15:43 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: yarddog

the broken one is the one in the foreground, where the nut is not seated closely to the socket, all the others are seated in the sockets.


19 posted on 05/07/2013 12:29:13 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: yarddog

Note the gap on the center one. It should be snug against the plate.


25 posted on 05/07/2013 11:48:44 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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