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Bolt size?

Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
edited 8:48AM in EggHead Forum
A friend broke his band bolt yesterday. What size does he need to replace the large band bolt please?


  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Hey Tom, I do believe it's a 5/16x2. But you can always take your broken bolt to the hardware store and get it sized. Tim
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Good idea except he threw it out. haha
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I have two large eggs and one has smaller bolt in the bands and thats the first time I noticed that. I have the bolt size written down that's how I know plus I went out there with a tape and checked to be on the safe side. Maybe someone else will chime in. :)
  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    2Fategghead is right. It is a 5/16" x 2" carriage bolt. Get a couple extra for future use.
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Hopefully they will. I know I have a couple extras here somewhere, but darned if I can find where I put them. When he called I said, "I have one, just toss it & I will bring it to you." DOH
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    You could always remove the band bolt that isn't broken and take it in to the hardware two new ones and replace both.

    Novel idea, eh?

    Just don't do stainless nuts and bolts. They will strip the square hole on the band before they will bend when you tighten them. Don't ask me how I know such things, just accept that I do.
  • CrimsongatorCrimsongator Posts: 5,795
    Tom, be sure to have him measure the length (if he has one left). They did change slightly in style and length over time. Tim is right about the current bolt. I had to buy one that was 4" to fit an older style egg that has a slightly larger outside diameter.
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Expreience is everything, eh Rod? :woohoo:
  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    What about bolt grades? I can't seem to find the grade 5 that came with my egg. Think it matters?
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    A standard 5/16x2" galvanized carriage bolt should work fine :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
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