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chops1sc

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Posted: 05/11/21 06:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dayum! I would definitely send that pic to the head of the MFR. Send a copy to the ADA as well.


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Posted: 05/11/21 06:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bukhrn wrote:

Total negligence, anybody builds a piece of cr*p like that, should pay dearly.


100% agree. With the blatant lack of standards and regulations the manufacturers can put out whatever junk they want to, and the travesty of it is, we keep on buying them!


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Posted: 05/11/21 08:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A possible way to fix your problem. Drill a large hole centered in the middle of those four screws. At least an inch, larger if possible to hide it with the end of the handle. Work a 1" x 1"x X" piece of wood into the hole. The depth of the wall will decide how long that piece can be and still be able to slide it into the wall. Once in the wall place it where the existing screws will go into it and run a small flat head screw through the thin luan between 2 of your existing screw holes to hold it it place. Repeat with another piece of wood for the other 2 screw holes. Now you have some solid wood to screw the handle to and they are supported by a larger area of the thin wood.


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Seems to me there is a potential liability issue here considering the dangers posed by not engineering a proper safety hand rail. Your wife could have been injured in the process. Wonder how the factory will respond if you do as others here have said and contact them ..


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Posted: 05/11/21 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sent the picture to the builder with a link to this discussion.

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Posted: 05/20/21 12:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In the voice of a four year old ,,,,, "And then what happened?"

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Posted: 05/21/21 05:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had the same problem. I got some nice 1/2 inch thick maple and put the blocking on the surface with a little foo foo detail and stained to match. Going on two years of fulltiming and still holding strong, I weigh close to 300.
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