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Re: Loose Bolts with DTI Washers

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>When you say 'collapsed', are you using that term to suggest Lock Washers
>flatten plastically rather than elastically?
Poor choice of terms, perhaps. They really don't go plastic and a split 
washer turns back to a spring when it unflattens, but the bottom line is 
the same--elastic or not, there's no locking effect. 

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chrisw(--nospam--at)        | this distance"   (last words of Gen.
___________________________| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)