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Archive for April 8th, 2016

Refrigerator Drawer Strut Tab: Now With Inserts

A spate of cleaning put the little tab that fixed the never-sufficiently-to-be-damned strut supporting the lower refrigerator drawers into my hands:

Refrigerator Drawer Strut - new tab in place

Refrigerator Drawer Strut – new tab in place

I discovered that 4-40 knurled inserts perfectly match the available space, so I drilled the 3D printed holes out to 11/16 inch (the OD of the smaller knurls) and rammed the inserts into place:

Refrigerator Drawer Strut Tab - knurled inserts

Refrigerator Drawer Strut Tab – knurled inserts

No epoxy, no heat, nothing but a friction fit.

Looks much better, ought to work just as well, and will definitely¬†outlive the refrigerator; if I never take that thing apart again, it’ll be fine with me.

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