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    rack rails need which nuts?

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    I have a used rack that has round holes on the rails. The square rack nuts won't fit. Which is the best option for me?

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    Are you talking about a SKB-type thing where there are "inserts" that sit in the oversized holes? If so, getting some of those is basically your only option.

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    My nuts are round....

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    You need to find some clip on threaded pieces 10 32 thread. This is similar to the stuff used for car speaker installs.
    Another option is to put a wood strip behing the metal rail and use wood screws to hold your gear. You can find ones that look just like rack screws

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    If UK, old racks used M6 "cage nuts" later racks M5. USA uses 10/32 UNF but M5 will go if you are careful not to strip them.

    I strongly urge you to investigate "Rack Snaps" or "Humfrees" These insulate the panels from the rack and each other and can help enormously in beating hum/ground loops.

    Dave.

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