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Postby RYAINS » Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:45 pm

Well the camp kitchen is getting there, but I need your help with one last thing (I think it will be the last :armsup) I need some legs for my camp kitchen. I need to know where I might be able to buy some trestle type legs - or come up with a system that that doesn't look too shabby and works well to support one end of the kitchen while the other end is supported by the camp trailer. Any suggestions? I was thinking of welding something like the pic below, but I don't yet know how to weld and If I can get out of it and do it another way, then I’m hoping I can.



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Postby Kramer » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:33 am

Hmm maybe go to bunnings and buy yourself a cheap trestle table and steal the legs off that.
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Postby RYAINS » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:37 pm

Yeah I might have to..... I’d like to get legs that I can adjust individually incase it ends up on un-even ground
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Postby Komodo » Tue Dec 04, 2007 1:56 pm

Been thinking about this myself Geoff.

keep us posted uf you come up with anything.

I cant seem to really work out whas going on with the legs on the Drifta units
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Postby RYAINS » Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:24 pm

Komodo wrote:Been thinking about this myself Geoff.

keep us posted uf you come up with anything.

I cant seem to really work out whas going on with the legs on the Drifta units


I think if I could weld I could make legs similar to those on the drifta kitchens, but I’ve never welded before..... But I just brought myself a cheapie GMC arc welder and I’m 95% gonna give it a go
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Postby Kramer » Tue Dec 04, 2007 11:44 pm

RYAINS wrote:
Komodo wrote:Been thinking about this myself Geoff.

keep us posted uf you come up with anything.

I cant seem to really work out whas going on with the legs on the Drifta units


I think if I could weld I could make legs similar to those on the drifta kitchens, but I’ve never welded before..... But I just brought myself a cheapie GMC arc welder and I’m 95% gonna give it a go


On a camper we borrowed on our last trip it had individually adjustable legs and they are worth it. If you want adjustable legs maybe cut up some tent poles?

For welding practice, practice and practice even more especially with an arc welder it may look easy but its not. The thinner the material the harder it is, I can weld exhaust pipe but it isn't easy mig welders are a little more forgiving but I would find a mate who could show you the ropes first.
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Postby RYAINS » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:48 am

yeah i've got a little arc, and i'm gonna get a couple of lessons off a bloke my brother works with to get me started...
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Postby shermo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:19 am

You can get RHS that slides into each other then drill through and insert a pin to andjust up and down - if you go this way be sure to buy GALV RHS to keep the rust away longer.

You wil need some one who can weld though as GALV is a bit tricky.

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Postby RYAINS » Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:52 am

shermo wrote:You can get RHS that slides into each other then drill through and insert a pin to andjust up and down - if you go this way be sure to buy GALV RHS to keep the rust away longer.

You wil need some one who can weld though as GALV is a bit tricky.

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Would you have a picture - r diagram of what you please...?

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Postby Komodo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:02 pm

I think he is suggesting to sleeve it with adjustable spigots and use a pin to hold it at the appropriate height.

And good suggestion with the RHS over CHS as you only have to locate the pin in one direction then!
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Postby Komodo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:18 pm

Use something like 25 x 25 x 2 RHS with a 20 x 20 x 1.6 RHS inside.

use a 3 - 5mm pin and drill a 2mm over size hole for what ever size pin you use.

What ever size hole you use use a 2.5 x the diameter of the hole as the spacing between the holes on the 20 x 20 x 1.6 RHS. ie if you use a 5mm hole then space your holes 12.5mm appart though I think personally id be going 3 - 3.5 x the hole dia.
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Postby Komodo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:22 pm

- OR -

You could weld a caption nut to the inside of the 20 x 20 RHS and slot the 25 x 25 rhs and use a machine thread screw to clamp the leg at the appropriate height.

This would allow for more acute adjustment - but it may cost in strength. Not sure?
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Postby RYAINS » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:34 pm

Komodo wrote:- OR -

You could weld a caption nut to the inside of the 20 x 20 RHS and slot the 25 x 25 rhs and use a machine thread screw to clamp the leg at the appropriate height.

This would allow for more acute adjustment - but it may cost in strength. Not sure?


How would I do that? do you think if i set it up like a tent pole, in that i just have a nut spot welded on the outside of the 25x25 RHS and a bolt to go through that and tighten onto the 20x20 RHS...?
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Postby Komodo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:41 pm

Yeah could do that too!
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Postby GypsyLady » Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:36 pm

How would I do that? do you think if i set it up like a tent pole,


I have actually seen cut down tent poles used as legs for kitchens.
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