Traulsen shelf bobbin fix
I work for a local school district and have a lot of OLD Traulsen reach-in ref's and frzr's that the shelf bobbin rivnuts have pulled out of their walls. Just kinda proud that I fabricated these and enabled the units to continue service without being "afro-engineered". The original interiors are 5052 "dead-soft" aluminum, and the new reinforcements are fabbed of stainless steel with "bottomed" aircraft rivnuts just like original ones....only now they can't be pulled out of the soft aluminum. I believe a lot of my new True units use the same 10-32 threaded bibbins and rivnuts. Hopefully someone else can use this idea.
Attachment 11242 Whole sheet of SS purchased from local "Ace" hardware.
Attachment 11252 Same sheet, pre-drilled and cut into individual and dual-rivnut versions.
Attachment 11262 Finished individual unit.
Attachment 11272 Finished individual unit, flip-side.
Attachment 11282 Installed individual unit.
Last edited by kitchenfixer; 01-09-2009 at 04:14 PM.
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