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Post by Helen on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 7:09 pm

We have a little leg that we fit under the dandy ( under where the door is) its fully adjustable and it really is surprising how much difference it makes. The dandy just feels more stable when stepping in and out. Very Happy
I will take some pictures and post them here in the next couple of days.
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Post by mike on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 1:14 pm

Seen some people use a small scissor jack,just under the door opening.

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Post by Helen on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 2:02 pm

It doe's the same job but is purpose Made and really is good. A scissor Jack would be just as effective. Smile
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Post by sog2 on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 4:19 pm

We used one under the opening on our previous 4, did notice after a while (a few trips) that door 'scuffed' very slightly at the bottom when closing it. Still use it on the Delta, but have it just to one side of door opening directly under the upright frame at side of door (if that makes sense)

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Post by mike on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 4:23 pm

We could have done with one on the delta but with the six it doesn't need one,probably because its a side door.

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Post by Helen on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 4:29 pm

Ours is copied from the ones you gave Laura with her Dandy Richard cheers
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Post by sog2 on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 5:45 pm

Hi Helen, We made enough for both at the time. They seem to work ok, same as we use - but we them have at side of doorway.

Hope 5 is behaving itself. I came across 2 of the brown plastic handles (off sliding doors) when I was sorting the shed out. Can't think where they are from, (medication trashes the memory, ha-ha) please let me know if 5 is short of them and we can send them.

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Post by Helen on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 5:47 pm

5 is working great thanks and already giving a lot of pleasure. Very Happy
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Post by Nick on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 10:42 pm

these would work a treat one on each side towards the rear of the trailer [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] i think it would be easy to fit as the chassis rail at the bottom of trailer is accessable from both sides,so just a case of drilling holes and attaching brackets with suitable bolt/locking nut and washers job done [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by Eilis on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 8:10 am

ooh shall def have a look at these when i next meet up with you

also wondered if you can get the screw things (note the technical term here) that are used on the leg with all metal rather than plastic and metal, having real problems with the plastic splitting and making it hard to tighten or loosen them as the handle just goes round and round
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Post by mike on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 3:07 pm

Eilis wrote:ooh shall def have a look at these when i next meet up with you

also wondered if you can get the screw things (note the technical term here) that are used on the leg with all metal rather than plastic and metal, having real problems with the plastic splitting and making it hard to tighten or loosen them as the handle just goes round and round

If you cant buy them i intend to make some,just a bolt with a bar welded across the top,i will make a set for you,remind me before September.

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Post by Helen on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 3:20 pm

Errrm Mike, are you on about the leg screws because mine are rubbish too now What a Face
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Post by mike on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 3:53 pm

helen wrote:Errrm Mike, are you on about the leg screws because mine are rubbish too now What a Face

New i should have pmd Eilis need to sort out the a bolt size and thread,then if i weld a piece of bar on the end it will still tighten by hand but if it locks on you could tap it with a hammer to loosen.

mike Very Happy
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Post by Eilis on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 3:56 pm

well mike i think that's your next project lol i would love you to do that for me and looks like you have another taker too lol Razz Razz Razz
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Post by sog2 on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 5:01 pm

Mike, on our Delta the thread is M8 and they are 20mm long.

With our previous 4 I used a 10mm spanner as the plastic turn thing had broken off and it leaves a 10mm nut exposed that was captive inside the plastic.

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Post by mike on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 5:05 pm

sog2 wrote:Mike, on our Delta the thread is M8 and they are 20mm long.

With our previous 4 I used a 10mm spanner as the plastic turn thing had broken off and it leaves a 10mm nut exposed that was captive inside the plastic.

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Thanks Richard handy to know if one breaks you can still undo it,will try m8 on the six.

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Post by Nick on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 7:21 pm

i might get my stepdads engineering firm to make some s/steel leg screws as we have also broke a couple of leg screws,which we have replaced but now i have run out of spares.If i get some fabricated i will put a new Post on to see if anyone else wants some so he can just make a job lot,they will be cheap. Smile
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Post by Eilis on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 7:23 pm

ooh i do and some spares please Very Happy
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Post by mike on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 7:39 pm

NickB wrote:i might get my stepdads engineering firm to make some s/steel leg screws as we have also broke a couple of leg screws,which we have replaced but now i have run out of spares.If i get some fabricated i will put a new Post on to see if anyone else wants some so he can just make a job lot,they will be cheap. Smile

Count me in,even if they end up not being stainless

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Post by mike on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 4:11 pm

mike wrote:
Eilis wrote:ooh shall def have a look at these when i next meet up with you

also wondered if you can get the screw things (note the technical term here) that are used on the leg with all metal rather than plastic and metal, having real problems with the plastic splitting and making it hard to tighten or loosen them as the handle just goes round and round

If you cant buy them i intend to make some,just a bolt with a bar welded across the top,i will make a set for you,remind me before September.

mike

Going to look into this at the weekend weather permitting,also going to look at making a spanner type handle for removing them in case they become stuck.
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Post by Eilis on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 4:13 pm

That's brilliant news Mike Extra Dandy leg for stability 184121345
Helen
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Post by Helen on Wed 13 Jul 2011, 4:16 pm

I need 5, 4 to replace the ones on my Dandy (2 are a problem but I would change them all) and 1 spare so if any of you do manage to get them done I would like some please Very Happy

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Post by Caz1960 on Sun 22 Jul 2012, 11:19 pm

Very Happy Helen you started this thread with the promise of photo's Extra Dandy leg for stability 1705467399 I think I understand but then again I don't Extra Dandy leg for stability 3208163979 as you know I need this leg after my experience with the 5 I tried the jack but keep forgetting it so would it be possible for photo's of anyone's remedy to the tip up problem on 5/4 Dandys Extra Dandy leg for stability 115684958 Extra Dandy leg for stability 115684958 Extra Dandy leg for stability 115684958
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Post by Helen on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 8:55 am

Here it is ...... sorry kept forgetting to photograph it whilst we we're away Embarassed

Better late than never though and while it's out it can have a coat of paint Very Happy

It's a bit of aluminium box section with a length of threaded bar at the bottom so you can raise it or lower it.

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Post by Caz1960 on Mon 23 Jul 2012, 12:32 pm

Very Happy brilliant now got the picture I might get someone to make me one or try and make something in wood Extra Dandy leg for stability 115684958 Extra Dandy leg for stability 115684958 Extra Dandy leg for stability 115684958

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