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Old 03-03-2013, 07:55 AM
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Here is what I did, I took a swivel caster removed the wheel and replaced it with a swing arm the correct length and a small through bold at the caster holding the swing arm.. In your case the arm to the brick stop will be about 20". The swing arm could be a wood dowel or aluminum or whatever will work for you. I'm indicating a Lowes item, but any hardware store will have a selection of these sorts of things.

Waxman 1-1/4" Plastic Swivel Casters
Lowes Item #: 66941 | Model #: 4265499NN

Look at Post 25
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/sc...ld-7035-3.html (SC Chris's 42" WFO build)

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Here is what I did, I took a swivel caster removed the wheel and replaced it with a swing arm the correct length and a small through bold at the caster holding the swing arm.. In your case the arm to the brick stop will be about 20". The swing arm could be a wood dowel or aluminum or whatever will work for you. I'm indicating a Lowes item, but any hardware store will have a selection of these sorts of things.

Waxman 1-1/4" Plastic Swivel Casters
Lowes Item #: 66941 | Model #: 4265499NN

Look at Post 25
http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/8/sc...ld-7035-3.html (SC Chris's 42" WFO build)

Sincerely

Chris
Thanks so much. How would you attach the swing arm if it was a threaded metal rod or dowel. Maybe I should just go to Lowes and get my hands on the Swivel Caster to get a better idea. I notice that a lot of people talk about adjusting the swing arm as you go to make up for the pivot not being directly at the floor level. Just wondering really how crucial this is. A 40" oven will only have the swing arm shorten by the time your done by about a half inch. This seems like it's not that big of a deal to keep the arm length the same throughout. Is it?

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K79,
there are a couple of options that other members have used which are inexpensive and do the job.
One that I can't immediately find the thread, used a hinge, the old type that was used on a gate with a ling tapered wing that a rod was attatched to and the other hinge side screwed loosly to the pivot point.
Another is ad I found in the search for the indispensable tool.

Cheers,

Neill
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:59 PM
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I didn't shorten the arm, it was the same throughout the build and to attach the rod I just drilled a hole near enough to the end that the arm didn't bind.. I fastened a short piece of angle iron to limit the bricks distance from the pivot point again I just drilled the rod and L and bolted them together. I found that the angle iron, the L metal, didn't need to be very big and in fact a bigger L dislodged the brick rather than supporting the brick, to just set, and then easily sliding freely away. It's a bit difficult to describe this without some first hand experience. Anyway, the Hendo, the IT, is a very simple but elegant device. If you build it, it will work.

Chris

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