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My local Home Depots (three, each within five miles but across heavy traffic and all in different directions) the "fasteners" department is usually a special kind of hell, where nothing is racked properly and slightly less is kept in inventory. Metric was a draw in a flat cabinet--with everything misfiled. Self-tapping...I'm almost afraid to ask. But now that I have some grip on what sizes I might need OUTSIDE of metric, I'll take another look. Maybe.
My local hardware store downsized radically after the first local HD opened up, and is big on the odd plumbing parts, etc. for the building supers within walking range of his store.
There's one auto parts store that (last time I checked) had "fastener" bins under all the counters, tons and tons of 'em. Of course that's another 1/2 hour trip each way...at that point mail order becomes faster and cheaper--and more likely to succeed.
Thanks! If I measure them and need to go that large, I'll take up your generous offer. If I can get by with a 5mm part, or a 7/32 part, I'll try doing that, because frankly 6mm is too close to quarter inch--and that's just WAY too big for these holes. I hope. Length isn't critical, but an inch will already be excessive, 3/8 to 1/2" would really be right for the job.
What's "cheesehead" mean? (Besides a Packers' fan.)
No Grange stores down here, one farm in the county and that's a special "exhibit" working farm, so to speak.