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Old 01-03-2007, 06:26 AM   #1
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When installing the tower in a sanyo, i have seen both screwing it down and bolting it down.. which have you guys done? why?

 
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
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I don't have a Sanyo, but screwing a tower to the thin sheet metal of a fridge is a no-go for me. Just not strong enough. If I was making this setup, I'd look for some chrome carriage bolts.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:40 PM   #3
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Bolts would be the way to go.

 
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:41 PM   #4
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I would vote bolts as well. Look for motorcycle license plate carriage bolts that are chrome and of adequate length; that is if it compliments your tower design. Don't forget the hunk of wood up top. I have seen kegerators with no reinforcement and they feel flimsy when pouring.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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I haven't built one, but what David says makes perfect sense
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:45 PM   #6
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yeah i have the wood in place... i think bolts sound good to me also..

 
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:01 PM   #7
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If my tower was only 3 inches, I'd definitely bolt after screwing.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:10 PM   #8
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Da-dun-dun-dun----chhhhh.

Good one as usual Cheese.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:17 PM   #9
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I don't have one but I think I would bolt it ... I'd also spend a little extra for stainless steel bolts and nuts. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:59 PM   #10
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I might be the only one here who screwed the tower to the block of reinforcing wood. It was simple to just drill a pilot hole and drive the screw in the hole. Mine doesn't feel flimsy at all, I can't see how bolting it to the wood would make any difference.


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