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Self-locking nuts use either a pre-installed plastic insert or a chemical substance applied to the threads that, when initially tightened down, spreads in between the threads to create a more stable adhesive bond than the metal-to-metal connection of an ordinary nut and bolt. Locking nuts keep a thr


Lock nuts are typically used by engineers and mechanics to secure wheels on axles and threaded shafts. A nylon lock nut comes with a nylon insert that conforms to the threads of the screw on which it is placed. This causes the nylon lock nut to grip better against the threads and reduces the chances


Socket adapters are devices that screw into lamp sockets to allow light bulbs of different sizes to fit the lamp. Adapters may be used to make the lamp socket larger or smaller; these are known respectively as socket extenders and socket reducers. The adapters are available in different attachment d


Socket sizes are not universal and as of June 2015, there were 15 types of sockets in use as recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration. The socket types differ in size, voltage capacity, frequency and terminal types.


Symptoms of dry socket include pain that develops a couple of days after a tooth extraction, a whitish opening instead of a blood clot and an unpleasant taste and smell in the mouth, according to WebMD. Pain may radiate to the ear.


A dry socket is usually treated by a dentist or oral surgeon, who places special medicated gauze in the socket and prescribes an antibiotic. Pain medication may also be recommended. Dry socket is a painful inflammation in the open tooth socket following a tooth extraction.


Popular types of edible nuts include almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans and pistachios. Nuts such as macadamias, hazelnuts and walnuts are also quite popular and used in salads, desserts and beverages. Common nut varieties that are less popular are Brazil nuts and pine nuts, which are mild in flavor.


Nuts are a healthy snack food. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. For the healthiest option, raw, unsalted nuts are the best choice, as they do not have the added fat from oils used during the roasting process.


To choose the right lug nut or wheel lock for a car wheel, several dimensions and characteristics on the wheel studs and the lug nut itself must first be determined. These dimensions and characteristics include the thread size and pitch, the seat type of the lug nut and the dimensions of the lug nut


Doctors perform total shoulder joint replacement surgery by removing damaged joint surfaces and replacing them with a plastic pocket and a metal ball connected to a stem, explains the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, or AAOS. Stemmed hemiarthroplasty involves replacing only the head of the