How to do-it-yourself instructional on repairing a broken garden hose hanger using a pop rivet gun. Shows pop-rivet gun tip replacement, drill bit selection, installing and removing pop rivets. Alright now here's something that I know is a common problem because I used to work as a tree surgeon and we were often going into peoples' yards and using their hoses to clean-up and you'd find that the hose hanger was broken like this. I'm going to show you how to fix that using a pop rivet gun. here is a typical hose hanger and this part has come off. it was spot welded. I guess they didn't have their hearts in it or perhaps it was done by a robot or the heat settings were just too low to make an effective weld. Screws holding it on the post, back them off want to save money I understand, so once in a while you think "well I don't use the tool often so I'll save money and buy a cheaper one". fact is I didn't save any money because I broke two cheap ones before I shelled out for this more expensive model. What's good about it is that it's got a steel stopper cast into the handle. it's come with it's own wrench fits in the handle. imagining I had to change the nozzle, which I don't because this is the right size, but this end you want to unscrew that. There's your nozzle. Trade it one of the other ones in the handle. the secret is you need to have the handle squeezed in order to change the nozzle. You want to add tension you have to have that handle squeezed down, just add the tiniest bit of tension replace the nozzle that you've changed back into the handle before you get back to work so you don't lose it. tiny little bit of tension to make sure it's locked in place. don't be in a hurry to undo this screw and figure out what's inside you do not want to have to try and reassemble. this is exactly what a pop rivet is. Not to be confused with the kind of rivets that they used to put sky scrapers together with. that was something entirely different. That looked something like this -- this is not one of those rivets but this is something like what it would look like. put it through pieces of connecting steel and then mash the end of it down with a pneumatic hammer and thereby it would be, unlike a nut and a bolt that has a chance of coming apart, one solid piece with interference on both sides. the rivets on your jeans are something else, they're also rivets but there's a cap on either side that's squeezed together. I imagine they're put together by robots with some kind of hydraulic pliers device. It's a nail or a pin that's fitted into this shouldered collar. And the head of the pin is rounded and the pop rivet gun accepts the stem and then it cinches up on it. once it's installed this is how a pop rivet works. What's going on is the rivet gun is pulling on that pin it's flaring out the other end. as I squeeze the gun, inside the shaft here are spring loaded wedges clamp on to the pin. we're pulling on the pin and there it's starting to flare the end. push down and accept some more of it and then squeeze and pull it up some more and when you get to the end of your stroke, eventually you're going to get to the point where the tension is too great for the strength of the pin and the head will shear off. Here we go this is the one that's going to shear off the head so it's going to go flying. that's the shaft of the rivet I just showed you. it's worth noting that different rivets, even for the same size bore have different sizes designed to go through different thickness or perhaps more layers. I've come up with these three. to select the correct drill bit size, you want to match it to the size of the insert. Keep in mind that although it's counter-intuitive the end that is held onto by the pop rivet gun and this is the end that gets inserted into the hole. we can see the drill bit completely shadows just barely visible. we'll clamp this into place like Just going to line it that's the pilot hole, now we'll switch it up and do the rivet hole. hook is the same deal do a pilot hole on the dimple left behind by the old spot weld. what's left is dropping the rivet into the hole and fitting on the rivet gun like that. squeezing it, the rivet gun does all the work. these two on the ends turned out great and this one I let go loose just so I could show you how to remove a pop rivet. Now I'm going to remove this one so I can get it nice and flat like these two. take a drill and put it in the centre and you lightly cut away at it like that until you see you've separated the rivet cap from the rivet. I'll just show you the back here, this is what they look like on the back. See they're expanded collars nice and smooth. drop it in, put on the pop rivet gun. Whoops. rivet stem still in this gun. Put on the pop rivet gun just like that and bam. We've got three. We're ready to go and hang it back up. Put the screws back on that hold it to the wall. Alright, we just throw up the hose and we're finished.
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