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#55458 - 08/23/05 01:24 PM Wodent Wheel Hardware (Washers and Pins)
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Hello Glider Lovers!

Well, the inevitble has happened; my "static" Wodent wheels (the ones tied to the cage) are running low on metal Pins, and I am wanting to replace them, and possible get a few hundred spares <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Does anyone know where I can buy similar Pins and plastic washers without having to go through the Wodent Wheel manufacturer? I figure I may be able to head to Home Depot and find some of these items, but am curious if there is an online hardware supplier that I can use for this as well.

The pin is just the P shaped, jagged sided pin that holds the wheel and washers on the wheel. The Washers, I am sure, I can get from any hardware store.

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#55459 - 08/23/05 01:26 PM Re: Wodent Wheel Hardware (Washers and Pins) [Re: ]
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The pins are called carter pins and you should be able to pick them up at any hardware store. Same for the plastic washers.
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#55460 - 08/23/05 01:28 PM Re: Wodent Wheel Hardware (Washers and Pins) [Re: ]
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Thanks Dancing. Appreciate it.

Any idea on the size of the washers?

Edit: Oh, and it is spelled "cotter" pins <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />


Edited by Woodrax (08/23/05 02:00 PM)

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#55461 - 08/24/05 09:13 AM Re: Wodent Wheel Hardware (Washers and Pins) [Re: ]
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We lost our cotter pin within the first week & could never find one tiny enough to fit!! We ended up just using a small safety pin and it works great! The babies never touch it and they can't even really reach it even if they try. It is a little hard to get it off sometimes- especially if the wheel is attached to the back of the cage & you're trying to reach through the door and do it- but it is possible. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#55462 - 08/24/05 10:53 AM Re: Wodent Wheel Hardware (Washers and Pins) [Re: ]
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Yup, I used a safety pin on mine.

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#55463 - 08/24/05 11:16 AM Re: Wodent Wheel Hardware (Washers and Pins) [Re: ]
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I have actually found several sources for this part. The actual name of the pins is a "hairpin cotter". Also, RANDY informed me that they are often refered to as hitch pins. I found many online suppliers for these, and also hear that they are readily available at Home Depot in the same aisle as nuts and bolts.

As for the washers, I am sure you can get these ANYWHERE. I plan on taking one of each part to Home Depot tonight, and stocking up so that, no matter how many I lose, I will have replacements <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#55464 - 08/24/05 02:08 PM Re: Wodent Wheel Hardware (Washers and Pins) [Re: ]
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Cotter pin!! ROFL, I knew carter pin didn't look right! OOPS! (going back to my sewing maching now....)
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