Re: Firewall Mounting?

Richard Thomson

    Hey Vern,

    Its probably that 777XX thats doing it !! Certainly motors off the ground. was at little  ol Farnborough yesterday watching it fly around. Had the 35 doing hover as well, what a noise.


    Funny was looking at the Click Bond stand and the range of bits they do, shame they are so pricey. Lots of useful pieces for our little machines.

    Have a good Osh guys.

    Rich T.

On 21/07/2022 12:34, Frankenbird Vern wrote:

 Haha.. Ya..its powdered steel mixed in epoxy.  Shocking!  Hot here in Oklahoma?.. at least the runways don't melt
 like they have happening in England. :-) 

From: <> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 6:15 PM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] Firewall Mounting?
I usually use the quick set, but in your heat it may set too quickly. I am usually doing just one or two at a time so good for me. Only gotcha is that JB Weld conducts electricity, so don’t pot any electronics in it. Don’t ask me how I know.


On Jul 20, 2022, at 2:16 PM, Frankenbird Vern <smeshno1@...> wrote:

 Did you use the quickset or the longer cure version, Jay?  

From: <> on behalf of Jay Scheevel <jay@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 1:57 PM
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Subject: Re: [Q-List] Firewall Mounting?
My experience is like Sam’s that flox mounted hardware sometimes breaks  loose (despite very careful surface prep). I have never had this happen with a ClickBond fastener, nor a metal fastener bonded with JB Weld, hence my choice of JB weld over flox for fasteners.


On Jul 20, 2022, at 1:13 PM, Sam Hoskins <sam.hoskins@...> wrote:

My experience with flox mounted bolts/screws is sooner or later they break off.

I like keeping it simple. You can just install t-ee nuts on the back side of the firewall. You can use pop rivets to hold them in place.

The other non-elegant thing that I do, is to simply drill a 3/16" hole and creatively use wire ties. I try not to do that too often though. Then I caulk the hole with RTV type goo. 


On Mon, Jul 18, 2022, 11:51 AM Robert Schmid <robert@...> wrote:
Is there a recommended mounting method for firewall components ... Thru bolt or flox mounted bolts?
Robert "TheFrisco" Schmid
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