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DAVID PAEK asked:
How can one prevent the bolt from coming through the top of the S/S Tee Nut? I am going to use this under a padded panel and do not want the bolt to protrude into the padding?

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JOHN ERWIN:
Basically you will need a bolt with the length that is equal to the thickness of what the Tee nut is inserted in plus the thickness of what ever the bolt is going through. If you cannot find a bolt that matches the length you need just stack washers under the head of the bolt. If that doesn't work for you, then you will need to hacksaw a bolt to the length you need. Just be sure to thread a nut onto the bolt before you cut it off. When you remove the nut it will straighten the threads where you made the cut. Hope this helps.

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JOHN KAISER:
It's a measuring game; add the length of the thread on the Tee Nut and add the thickness of the materials your bolt shaft is passing thru. Then either buy your bolt(s) to this length or cut down a longer bolt(s) to the desired length. If your cutting down a longer bolt, a little trick so you don't mess up the threads while cutting is to run a nut down the threads before cutting and leave it there while you cut the bolt shaft off. This way after you've made the cut you simply remove the nut and it will open up any messed up threads.

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