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Old 11-09-2015, 06:32 PM   #1
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Broken drawer mount

Pictured is the mount for the drawer under the stove in my Mini-lite 1901. The whole assembly was only held by the two screws in the horizontal board on the floor. The vertical boards on each end are not attached to anything - one of them isn't against anything it can be attached to. During my third trip, the drawer came open in travel and the forward weight caused the assembly to pop off of the floor. I've pushed it back down into place but the holes in the floor are stripped out. Besides the fact that there isn't enough vertical space to get a drill in there to add more screws, I'm not crazy about adding more screws not knowing what is under the floor. Do y'all see anything wrong with me using something like Gorilla glue all along between the board and the floor?

I've also ordered pieces like this to install on the drawers to help keep them closed in transit. I've already tried adjusting the part of the glide that is supposed to hold the drawer closed but clearly they are not really designed for this type of use.


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Old 11-09-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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I'd use the glue and pre-drill to add a couple more screws. Looks like the piece your shoe'n is 3/4 inch, so I'd use 1 and 1/2 or 1 5/8 screws.....while the glue is 'wet' Screws made for 'pocket holes' have the square drive heads with a fixed washer....can use short bit and a 1/4 drive ratchet and socket.

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Old 11-09-2015, 10:30 PM   #3
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Suggest you insert some glue and a toothpick or two into the screw holes, then screw it back together. Gluing it to the floor certainly wouldn't hurt, but you may never get it apart again (although I can't think of why you might need to).
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:01 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys. And thanks, Bob, for the detail on which tools to use. I think my husband had every tool known to man, but I don't always know which to use in what circumstance. I'll give it a try!
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