I'm new to the boler
world, and the FGRV world in general, but I'm very excited to get our new project out to enjoy the benefits of not sleeping on the ground in a tent. I've been through the boler
fairly thoroughly now and below are my most pressing issues without obvious solutions.
I've done some searching for information about the bolts that hold the door hinges to the shell of the body and the door itself (the horizontal bolts, not the vertical bolts with the spring and brass ball) and I'm coming up empty-handed so I'm hoping to get some help here.
Would drill out the broken bolts as the curved door and side do not work with a flat style hinge that is why the ball system.
Does anyone know the hinge hole size, thread, and the length of the original bolts? I'd like to try re-using the original hinges (with the addition of the rebuild kit) if at all possible.
They have a repair kit with the ball available we got one for our trailer.
As for rivets, is there anything special about the rivets that need to be used to fasten the upper cabinets back to the shell, or are they pretty standard? I haven't done much with rivets but after looking into it they seem like the easiest solution to getting the boler
back to good. I have several holes in the shell where rivets used to be and one way or another they will all need to be filled and waterproofed.
Closed end rivets are water proof to 500 psi and the bolers used 3/16" rivets.
Further issues with the cabinets... The PO removed the two black metal supports from the sink side of the cabinets, and on the fridge
side there was a very lightweight grease splash guard that was screwed to the top and bottom cabinets providing no structural support whatsoever. What do you suggest that I replace these supports with? I'm not sure what material would be best to be supportive yet lightweight, and I'm also not sure what the original distance between the cabinets was (from countertop to bottom of upper). Right now I have 3/8" difference L (20 1/4") to R (20 5/8") so I know something is off!
Our support is wrought iron but lighter materials are available.