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Old 02-12-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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Refrigerator slipped!

My refrigerator slipped off of its insufficient support.....does someone have a good idea what to use to support it so this doesn't happen again?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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Umm..... pictures would be nice.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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Should have added.....I have a little Burro.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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Side view and view from the backside of refrigerator.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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The problem is the screws in the side have stripped out of the holes. Put in some toothpicks, or other wood and wood glue. Then push the fridge in, screw it down, and you are done.
What ever you do, don't run it like that.
On edit: Since it is a Burro, the kitchen is made of fibreglass, so it may be a better idea to take out the fridge, glue some 1x1 wood around the hole on the inside of the cabinet. When the glue drys, put the fridge back in and screw into the wood that you added. This will spread out the load, so that this doesn't happen again.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
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Thanks so much! I don't have to build any type of platform for it to sit on? That's great news......a Spring project. Since it sits in my garage, I can do this soon. Thanks again!
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #7
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Backing up the vertical sides of the fridge opening with a softwood nailer (1x2, 2x2) to catch the screws from the fridge flange will solve the problem. If you're in a hurry buttering up the nailers with good ol polyester body filler and holding in place until the stuff sets will give you almost instant gratification. Actually a reasonably good bond between wood and fglass and certainly good enuf for this. I would favor a platform under the fridge. Doesn't have to be heavy; a 1/2" plywd box turned bottom up would be fine; you might have to go outside and open the vent to get the correct hgt. by having someone assist from inside by holding the fridge tight to the opening. Eventually, you'll have to pull the fridge out into the trailer to add the battens. This will mean removing the LP flex hose connection so make sure tank and inline valves are closed. When and IF you remove gas connection, use a wrench on the flats of the connector on the pipe as well as on the male connector on the flex from the fridge to avoid torquing the pipe and potentailly creating a propane leak. Be safe. Take your time. Do it once.

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Take your time. Do it once.

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Best advise I have seen anywhere.

I built a 2x6 platform for mine. It is just to mock it up and then Back with 1/2 inch plywood box. But mine does not mount to the cabinets so it has to have a stand.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
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I did like Chris, made a box, 3/4 plywood sides, 1/2" plywood top. Fastened to the floor with L brackets. Enlarged the cabinet opening slightly, put in a dorm fridge, fastened it down on rubber mounts with some flat brackets. Worked good for us as we have been in one location on the coast of GA since December 1.
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