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Re: Replace cotter pins with welding rod

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
That may keep the body from separating completely but it does nothing for them loosening right off.
The bulkiness of the head and/or nut prevents the turnbuckle from spinning. From his pic, it looks like the head is big enough for that. That's what makes me worry about the welding wire in my turnbuckles - it looks like the bends could be small enough that they don't have enough bulk to prevent spinning the turnbuckle.

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