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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 19, 2016 - 07:53 PM

I am looking for some of these little rivet washers. I am not sure if they are a washer or some kind of rivet nut. These ones were riveted in place with a brass rivet.

They come out of msa hard hats(new style). I have bought several msa low vein hard hats off eBay and I am modifying them to take modern hard hat suspension. These old hat liners were made of leather and were held in with a boot lace. I have no idea why I have bought 7 hard hats, I already had one I did this to 10 years ago and having been wearing it daily every since. But I paid 200 for the one I wear now and I have gotten these ones for 50 to 70 dollars each. might give a two of them to my friends who want one. Id like to order a bag of these washers rather than finding new style hats and drilling them out of the hats.

These are the little washers

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This is the hat.

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Posted September 19, 2016 - 08:38 PM

The washers are similar to some of the snaps I use when leatherworking. Try Tandy Leather Supplies. Good Luck, Rick

Try https://www.tandyleather.com/en/ look at the snaps.

Edited by boyscout862, September 19, 2016 - 08:45 PM.

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Posted September 20, 2016 - 07:28 PM

I'll take a look. Finished one tonight with the 4 washers I had. Turned out great. I did a much better job than I did 10 years ago on my first one. The liner is straight and set it in a bit deeper.

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Here is what 10 years of use underground does to a hat. And for 2 years of that was spent on the surface. This hat was painted because it was painted red already when I purchased it.

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Posted September 21, 2016 - 10:02 AM

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Posted September 21, 2016 - 12:53 PM

I get what you are doing, but I have been on work-sites where guys have been removed from the line for modifying their helmets. I've seen both MSHA and OSHA have kittens over helmets on occasion. Hope you don't have any issues with that.


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Posted September 21, 2016 - 01:15 PM

I get what you are doing, but I have been on work-sites where guys have been removed from the line for modifying their helmets. I've seen both MSHA and OSHA have kittens over helmets on occasion. Hope you don't have any issues with that.

 

Depends on the inspector.  I've worn my last hat for 10 years.  One time I had an inspector ask to look at it, he said "nice old hat" and gave it back.  I've never personally known anyone to be made to change their hate.  My one buddy said that a 4 or 5 years ago WV state inspectors were issuing personal fines to people for wearing any outdated hat.  Which honestly, to the letter of the law if your hat is over a couple years old it's "illegal".  I have always went with what our safety director said.  He didn't care about the age of the hat as long as it was free of cracks and had a properly installed liner.

 

A lot of the MSHA inspectors and state guys that I encountered working in Ohio were wearing the old hats like these.  I'm not sold they are any less effective.  I've taken some pretty good hits on the head and never had any damage.  My old hat was damaged in the back from falling out of the ride and narrowly missing getting ran over.  It rolled around underneath without the rail wheel smashing it.

 

That is one of the reasons I go through the effort to use the right snaps, and plastic covers over the rivets.  It doesn't look modified unless you really know what you are looking at.  You could buy these hats at some point in the 70s with the new style rivets and suspension, but I've never owned one.  All mine have been older that used the leather lace in liner


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Posted September 22, 2016 - 08:30 AM

I agree that the way you are doing it, that is likely a better hat than the new "cheap as can be done and pass" stuff out there. Just didn't want any new folks to get the idea they can just start changing things indiscriminately, too many "spies" these days. A helmet is a real easy potential fine simply cause everybody has one !    I am of the belief that within a few more years there will be more people watching those of us that work and actually produce than ever on most work sites :(


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