Screws

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Paul Arity, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Paul  Arity

    Paul Arity New Member

    Hi
    Replacing/updating worn 13A wall sockets and light switch plates on late 1960s system and wanting to use original pattress box where poss, how do I overcome the different threads sizes 4BA in the box and 3.5mm when the old screw length is to short. Are 35mm box best for MK if replacing.
     
  2. RES

    RES New Member

    If you contact a local fixings company, they should stock or be able to source you 4BA screws to whatever length you require.
     
  3. Kirby Castle

    Kirby Castle New Member

    Buy a 3.5mm tap and retap the holes.

    Done this several times - works a treat!
     
  4. lastword

    lastword New Member

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