I'm in need of a rivnut tool.

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Our van build is under way and soon be doing cabinets. Want to surcure all heavy items to van structure

Do you have one and can I lend / borrow it! Please ?

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Put a bolt in it with a nut and washer. Hold bolt and turn nut. Worked for me. lots of different ones I used aluminium ones in plastic. You need a tight fit as they have serrations to stop them turning in the hole. You could always buy a tool then you have it for next time. It's how we all accumulate bits and pieces. Lending out tools just means when you want to use it yourself you have to go and find out where it is because no one ever returns them.
 
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You can get one for under £50 on Amazon which is not much more than two lots of postage. Price includes nuts which you would have to buy anyway.
 

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This is a general reply to the variety of requests for tools you've made ....

Why not buy one or two of the tools you require and then instead of just saying "anyone got one of these", or "one of those" for all these tools, you could also post a message like "I have a Yoki-coki 101 if anyone needs to borrow one"?
Would even it out a little more and dare I say it go down a bit better with people?
 

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This is a general reply to the variety of requests for tools you've made ....

Why not buy one or two of the tools you require and then instead of just saying "anyone got one of these", or "one of those" for all these tools, you could also post a message like "I have a Yoki-coki 101 if anyone needs to borrow one"?
Would even it out a little more and dare I say it go down a bit better with people?

Afnan has got a Yoki Coki, not sure if it's the 101 model or not. Give him a ring Geoff but he might not understand your Somerset accent! ;)
 

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Afnan has got a Yoki Coki, not sure if it's the 101 model or not. Give him a ring Geoff but he might not understand your Somerset accent! ;)
I think he was reciting the user instructions (although on verse 9 I usually turn ANTI-clockwise?)
 

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I fitted rivnuts to my solar panel when installing it on the Moho.
I only had 10 rivnuts to set so decided I'd use a bolt and nut as suggested by QFour. It didn't work well for me because the nut, when driven against the head of the rivnut, caused the rivnut to rotate despite the fact that the rivnut is longitudinally corrugated and a tight fit in the holes I drilled. I tried a couple of greased washers between the nut and rivnut but still had a problem.
I gave up and made a simple tool from a piece of bent scrap stainless steel strip, a bolt and some washers:

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The bolt head (top of the image) has a couple of star washers either side of the strip and is prevented from turning relative to the strip by tightening the upper nut.
The bolt passes through an elongated clearance hole just below the driving nut (it needs to be elongated to allow the strip to flex as the driving nut is tightened).
The driving nut (bottom of the image) has a couple of greased washers under it and it rotates against the strip, not the rivnut.
In use the bent strip can be held in one hand and the driving nut turned with a spanner.
It works really well:

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.......... but if I had more than 50 rivnuts to set I'd buy a purpose-made tool!

I hope this helps.

Colin 🙂🙂🙂
 
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