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    Screw on table legs

    We have 2 rooms which have work surfaces where the outer leg is one of those screw on types. We had an issue recently where a child somehow unscrewed one of them and made their 'bit' of counter (it is individual segments, like a christmas tree design) almost snap off.

    Has anyone got any ideas how we can permanently stick the legs to the counter. They have a single bolt which they screw onto. I've thought of using an epoxy resin. Trying to think if there's anything better though.

    Ideas?

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    I like epoxy resin, but it into the joint and then screw it in? You know like kids do with valve caps. Little buggers.

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    Epoxy resin is a fair plan. Otherwise, if the flange (heh heh) on the top of the leg is any shape other than round, a well placed small wood screw would stop the causal twister from removing a leg, but still allow you to remove them if ever needed.

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    These legs are held on by a metal plate, with the bolt in - the hole is in the top of the leg. So, a screw doesn't look like it'd work - the legs are metal too.

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    Mig it.

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    Ah, forgot to mention - we don't have any form of welding equipment and the boss won't get any.

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    Bill student for replacing whole table. Its worked for us with a laptop keyboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJonas View Post
    Bill student for replacing whole table. Its worked for us with a laptop keyboard.
    Is that after they sue is due to them having got injured by a computer falling on them?

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    Any local garages or other members of staff who do that you could borrow a mig set from?

    Can it be brazed? DT department?

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    replace the bolt with a nice padlock?

    You should be able to get something called "bolt glue" and you stick that on the nut bit, but i recommend go talking to your local hardware store.

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    We had a similar problem and the contractors fitted a metal bracket to stop the legs being moved.

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    you could get a square of wood and cut the circle out and then remove the leg and put it on then reattach the leg and screw the wood to the floor, should stop most people getting the leg out.

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    The stongest locktite or a bit of jb weld, even some of the newer constuction adhesives are supposed to be good at sticking metal together.

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    I think either epoxy or a metal bracket, I must admit I thought Loctite was just to prevent things vibrating loose?

    Or you could paint the table legs with anti-climb paint



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