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    Super short wall plate screws

    Where do you all buy them? a lot of my zooz switches need short screws... not sure if I lost them after painting the house or if i put shorter ones in wrong spot.
    so Home Depot minimum length are still too long. I could cut them down but a pain especially if someone knows where to buy them in bulk.
    HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

    HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

    Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

    Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

    #2
    Will these work?
    https://www.amazon.com/Screws-Thread...2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
    -Wade

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      #3
      Originally posted by Wade View Post


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      HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

      HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

      Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

      Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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        #4
        Odd. The link works on my desktop PC. Try putting this search term in amazon's search field. It's the first hit when I do it.

        60 PCS White Wall Plate Screws, 5/16 in Long 6-32 Thread

        -Wade

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          #5
          Link works fine for me as well. Weird!

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            #6
            I just take long screws and make them short with one of these
            https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Functio.../dp/B01N8XMN13

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              #7
              Originally posted by dmagerl View Post
              I just take long screws and make them short with one of these
              https://www.amazon.com/Multi-Functio.../dp/B01N8XMN13
              i have one and tried it..
              messes threads up...

              Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk

              HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

              HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

              Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

              Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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                #8
                Originally posted by TeleFragger View Post
                i have one and tried it..
                messes threads up...

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                Run a 6-32 nut up on the screw before cutting it and then back the nut off of the screw to clean up the threads. A stainless steel nut works even better.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by kenm View Post

                  Run a 6-32 nut up on the screw before cutting it and then back the nut off of the screw to clean up the threads. A stainless steel nut works even better.
                  Just did this and working good... sweet...

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                  HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

                  HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

                  Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

                  Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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                    #10
                    Your using it wrong. The screw screws into the threaded hole with the screw head on the threaded side. Then the tool shears the non-head portion off, thus shortening the screw. The screw is then backed out and the threads are reformed as it is turned out. There's no need to screw a nut on it first.

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                      #11
                      I guess I'm more of a hack. I thread the nut on and then cut the screw off with a Dremel tool.

                      Makes sense that a cutting tool would work like that.

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                        #12
                        Before I had the tool, thats how i did it too 😊

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