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Old 06 August 2014, 15:17   #1
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Bearing Buddy grease nipples/zerks

Searching for a small quantity of these. They have a longer shank than the stuff found in local autofactors - it's almost 10mm deep and allows the nipple to take a nut behind the plate it fits to. Indespension in Belfast don't supply them. Any ideas?
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Old 06 August 2014, 15:22   #2
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Have you googled 'long nips' ?
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Old 06 August 2014, 15:24   #3
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Have you googled 'long nips' ?
I've exercised EXTREME care in my choice of search strings. I've also alerted Mrs willk, just in case the Google Ads take a turn for the worse
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I'd look at an engineering/bearing supplies company for them
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I knew that you'd turn up at the mention of XL nips!
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I knew you'd turn up at the mention of nips! :-D
I don't know what you mean, got to go couple of things come up
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I've exercised EXTREME care in my choice of search strings. I've also alerted Mrs willk, just in case the Google Ads take a turn for the worse
Does Mrs. W have an issue with taller Japanese folk?
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Does Mrs. W have an issue with taller Japanese folk?
Given the huge amount of slack I've been cutting you lately, I don't suppose there's the slightest chance you might p1ss off and do a useful spot of nip-hunting for me, is there?
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Given the huge amount of slack I've been cutting you lately, I don't suppose there's the slightest chance you might p1ss off and do a useful spot of nip-hunting for me, is there?
Shove it!

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Cheers. I seem to be getting stuck at this point - I have no idea what thread type or M size this thing is - is there a "formula" or way to check that doesn't involve me having a clue?

Thread size is a red herring I guess, as I can get a nut to match, maybe...
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I would hazard a guess that no matter what you get it will be a standard thread size, though it may be metric or imperial. Either way it shouldn't be too hard to find a nut to hold it in.

What exactly does the fitting go through? Shouldn't take too much to get it through sheet metal. [Note: just looked at my spares: They are going through a single ply of 18 or 20 gauge stainless. There is a thin jam-type nut in the inside. Didn't take it apart to measure it.]

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2 seconds on google says it is a "Standard" size. So not metric most likely as standard is slang for Imperial. In the USA it would be found at every auto parts store...in Europe I will say good luck!
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