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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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CT is coming through with some casters for me, which once again makes me glad I shop there.

Thanks again for your information.

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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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Just an update on adding casters to the tall storage cabinet, in case anyone reads this and wants to do the same thing.

Turns out the casters CT sent me (that are actually for one of the benches) have a 12mm threaded stem. The levelling feet that came with my cabinet have a 14mm threaded insert flush with the bottom. Therefore, the casters will not simply thread into the inserts where the levelling feet go.

After considering a number of different solutions, I decided the easiest thing was just to weld some 12mm nuts concentric with the levelling feet holes. Now the casters simply thread in where the levelling feet would go.

If I ever have any reason to use the levelling feet again, it's just a matter of using a zip disc and cutting the welds off the nuts.

The cabinet seems pretty stable (the 2 front casters have brakes) and is easily movable. I also used a some more 12mm nuts on the caster stems so that the cabinet can be levelled (by using the 'double-nut' technique) once you decide where you want to park it. That's important to make the doors square-up, since any large box like this will be inevitably a little floppy.

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That's a little disappointing (12mm caster vs 14mm levelling feet).

One of these days I'm going to have to see it there's a difference between the diameter of the threaded stem on the garage unit casters and the basement unit casters.

The wheels are different, so I'm wondering out loud if the stems would be as well.

Maybe CTC sent you the wrong ones...... one of these days I'll check.

Great solution with welding the 12mm nuts on though.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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I'm pretty sure they were the right casters. The lady on the phone seemed to know what she was talking about, and she referred to the parts list for one of the benches. And the casters look the same as on a display model of a bench I saw in a store.

I'm not really that disappointed, since the casters cost me $0, and the 12mm nuts cost me 39 cents each at Home Depot.

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