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    Recommended hardware to use underwater

    I'm reassembling my light fixture and I need to know what type of bolt/nut I should use on the clamp as well if anti-seize is safe to use underwater. Long story short, my bulb was replaced earlier this year and I was told to use a brass nut. Well, it seized up, came loose and allowed the clamp to open. I'm reassembling again and it appears that my may need to replace my bolt (new nuts are hard to start).

    So my question is, please tell me what I should use to secure the clamp?
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    Re: Recommended hardware to use underwater

    You should use stainless steel fasteners for your pool items. You should be able to find them online if you can't get them locally.
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    Recommended hardware to use underwater

    I would add to take a look at good quality stainless steel like marine grade stainless. Maybe a bit more pricey but better quality. Sometimes a lower grade will still corrode after awhile.
    Just my 0.02 !!
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    Re: Recommended hardware to use underwater

    I picked up some stainless fasteners at Home Depot; is that sufficient?

    Also, should I refrain from using anti-seize?
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    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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    Recommended hardware to use underwater

    That should be fine. I just threw my two cents in there.
    You should be ok with the anti-seize. Just a dab thou ! A little goes along way.
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    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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