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Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
Are any of you familiar with this term? I just now heard it and I'm obsessing a bit over it. (I need food, I've only had coffee so far.)  I don't remember ever calling wingnuts anything but wingnuts. Kinda irks me too. If someone asked me to pick up a few 1/4" butterfly nuts I would not know what they're talking about. Or am I just ignorant? Has it always been named a "butterfly-wing" in particular and I've only ever heard the abbreviated term? 

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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta said:
    In order to check out butterfly nuts you have to hold them by their little legs - their wings are kinda fragile....   :p
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  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I never knew Butterflies had nuts. Learn something new everyday.
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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 2,379 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've been in the automotive field my whole career (23 years) and have only ever heard of them referred to as wingnuts ( including repair manuals).
  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,422 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They're wall anchors
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,675 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They're wall anchors
    Yeah I saw that too when I was googling around on the interweb but also lots of regular old wingnuts being called butterfly nuts. 
  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 4,878 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Butterfly nuts  :D  sounds like a prison name.

  • 90+_Irishman90+_Irishman Loveland, COPosts: 12,440 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Only ever heard wingnuts, never heard them called butterfly anything before. 
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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,045 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Used to work with a guy with big ears we called wingnut but if you are searching for butterflies nuts I can't help you.
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  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,422 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Replacing a fixture on a concrete block wall. Dropped one of the existing butterfly nuts in the wall. Searching for a new one now.
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,391 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dirtdude said:
    Used to work with a guy with big ears we called wingnut but if you are searching for butterflies nuts I can't help you.
    Ya have to hold their little legs apart gently, though...’
  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,422 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Image result for grainger toggle boltsToggle Bolt Anchors
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  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,422 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Image result for butterfly nut
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,776 ✭✭✭✭✭
    These are wing nuts



    Does that make this a butterfly bolt?


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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,776 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @IndustMech, need me to send you some nuts?
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 7,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^^^ that there is a thumb screw, Chris.
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,776 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This thread has made me laugh.
    Thanks!
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  • IndustMechIndustMech FIBPosts: 2,422 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks @Yakster I'm going to order 25 each of 5 different sizes, tomorrow .
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  • Sleddog46Sleddog46 Quinton, N.J.Posts: 1,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:
    @IndustMech, need me to send you some nuts?
    Chris, the only nuts we need from you is your mental state of nuts at anytime. LOL
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying FreezePosts: 11,776 ✭✭✭✭✭

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  • dirtdudedirtdude Green ValleyPosts: 5,045 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yakster said:

    That looks like  Lucky Lager bottlecap
    Q
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