Re: Repair a Stripped Thread Metal Coat Rack
I think the repair you choose will depend on your skills, available tools, and budget.
First thing I'd try is to wrap a rag around the female portion and then very carefully crimp a pair of channel lock pliers on it, all the way around. My suspicion is that the female side has been flared out from use and abuse, by slightly reducing it's circumference, the threads should have enough bite back to hold it together. Another way to do it would be to take a piece of wood and roll the tube back and forth on the floor, with pressure on the wood, again, trying to reduce the circumference of the tube slightly.
Second thing would be to assemble the pieces, then drill a hole through both. You can then install a machine screw with cap nut.
Third thing would be to assemble the pieces, drill and tap two holes, one on opposing sides of the post and install machine screws.
Forth thing would be to get a hose clamp large enough to fit the diameter of the post, slide it into place, assemble the two halves of the post, tighten clamp as tight as possible. You can paint the hose clamp to match the post or cover with black electrical tape to keep it from possibly snagging anything that gets hung on the rack.
Fifth thing would be to return the rack to the community dumpster and go get a new rack that isn't broken.
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