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Old 07-28-2017, 10:21 PM
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Default Do Nylocks Walk?

Hi

I've been advised that new Nylocks, never removed after installation, have a tendency to walk.

Anyone out there experienced this?

Thx!

(posted on a couple other forums)

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Old 07-28-2017, 10:29 PM
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Depends on the application.

You don't see them on intense vibration applications like jackhammers.
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Nylocks have never impressed me, except on maybe consumer products, where it might not really matter much if they come loose.

And like everything else Ive noticed that the nylocks, using that word as generic description, in the event its a name brand, come a wild array of quality and effectiveness.


When Im working on stuff, if I pull them off of something I usually replace them with loctite or the interference lock nuts, although I dont technically know the name, Ive never seen those walk.
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They do not hold up to heat....
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:59 AM
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Nylocks have never impressed me, except on maybe consumer products, where it might not really matter much if they come loose.
I think the manufacturers and users of consumer products would not agree that "it does not matter" if the device falls apart

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if I pull them off of something I usually replace them with loctite
Do you mean loctite plus a standard nut?

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or the interference lock nuts, although I dont technically know the name, Ive never seen those walk.
Thx for info! i'll look into interfering nuts.
So, are you saying you have seen nylocks walk?

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Old 07-29-2017, 11:05 AM
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Depends on the application.

You don't see them on intense vibration applications like jackhammers.
What kinda nuts do they use on jackhammers? I tried to search it, but all i got was this-
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:14 AM
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Nylocks have never impressed me, except on maybe consumer products, where it might not really matter much if they come loose.

And like everything else Ive noticed that the nylocks, using that word as generic description, in the event its a name brand, come a wild array of quality and effectiveness.


When Im working on stuff, if I pull them off of something I usually replace them with loctite or the interference lock nuts, although I dont technically know the name, Ive never seen those walk.
I call then crimp locks, they are the best but a real pain to work with!
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:54 AM
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They do not hold up to heat....
What he said,,,..

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I think the manufacturers and users of consumer products would not agree that "it does not matter" if the device falls apart


Do you mean loctite plus a standard nut?


Thx for info! i'll look into interfering nuts.
So, are you saying you have seen nylocks walk?

cheers

I was under the impression EVERYTHING is designed to fail ? Chad, where are you ?

Yes, loctite, standard nut, on non high heat parts or assemblies.

Yes, Ive seen nylocks walk, don't know that I remember one coming off, but back off, yes. Common denominator, worn or heat, or just a cheap china assembly with impersonator nuts.


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I call then crimp locks, they are the best but a real pain to work with!
I refer to them as compression nuts, but technically I know that is way wrong, being that such nuts do exist. Yes, real PIA on equipment where you cant get a power tool to run them on or off, but if you want to put it together and find it the same way down the road, best bet.
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Old 07-29-2017, 12:16 PM
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Ive seen nylocks walk, Common denominator, worn or heat, or just a cheap china assembly with impersonator nuts.
cool. 'worn' meaning removed and put back on a few times, right? Won't get worn if a new lock nut was used, and is left alone, right?

what are impersonator nuts, and have you actually seen cheap chinese nylocks back off?

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Old 07-29-2017, 12:25 PM
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I call then crimp locks, they are the best
Have you used Nord-lock washers?
https://youtu.be/IKwWu2w1gGk
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