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How to tighten a loose butterfly catch

Postby mjfe2 » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:02 pm

One of ours has become loose on a Boschma rack case. Is it possible to tighten the mechanism?
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Re: How to tighten a loose butterfly catch

Postby zenguitar » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:15 pm

I can't help with advice on tightening it.

But I was wondering whether a loose butterfly catch in London would cause a thunderstorm in the Amazon rainforest.

;)

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Re: How to tighten a loose butterfly catch

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:26 pm

Not usually, no.

In my experience it's usually necessary to drill out the rivets and start again with a brand new latch.

If the latch has become loose it's usually either because the hook(s) have been bent, or the retaining spring has lost some of its springiness. Neither are easy to repair, and in trying you're likely either to make things worse and/or weaken them further.

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Re: How to tighten a loose butterfly catch

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:32 pm

zenguitar wrote:I can't help with advice on tightening it.

But I was wondering whether a loose butterfly catch in London would cause a thunderstorm in the Amazon rainforest.

;)

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