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Quick release fitting

  1. Apr 3, 2015 #1
    Hi all,

    Does anyone know of a quick release fitting that can replace a screw thread? I'm thinking along the lines of a bayonet fitting but any other ideas would be great.

    Looking to put pieces of wood sticking out perpendicularly from a wooden wall (railway sleepers) to act as supports for holding surf boards. The current plan is to have a screw thread coming out the end of the wood and a thread insert in the wall; but with 20+ of them and taking them in/out 5 times a week screwing them in would be time consuming.

    Ideally I am looking for a solution where there is no external mounting on the wall when they are not in use.

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  3. Apr 3, 2015 #2


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    How about a quarter-turn screw?
  4. Apr 3, 2015 #3


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  5. Apr 3, 2015 #4
    So, I'm kind of a fan of the ghetto rig.
    I like this hose quick release. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00004S25O/
    The female end would be mounted in the wall. The advantage is that both ends are threaded on the back side and can be easily mounted to wherever. It would also be a very rugged connection. The disadvantage of this is that you might need to design a custom lever for pushing down on the release; that could be as simple as a pocket knife.

    One of these kits might also serve your purpose (something from the above "quarter-turn screw" idea):
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