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Old 07-10-2015, 11:28 AM   #271
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Had a thick sheet of white plastic salvaged from someplace, I forget where, (junk too good to dump) and was unsatisfied with the WallyWorld storage bin I wedged against the wall underneath the bathroom sink.

Thought I could melt pieces together with MEK. That failed. So I bought a pencil-thin butane flame thrower, and got plastic welding rods from Harbor Freight, but that failed. (Burnt first, rods were incompatible.)

Now down thirty bucks, I resorted finally to using a tube of Weldon #16 acrylic cement I already had. Holding fast as we speak.
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Old 07-10-2015, 11:30 AM   #272
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Nice $30 wall basket.....
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:50 PM   #273
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Now down thirty bucks, I resorted finally to using a tube of Weldon #16 acrylic cement I already had. Holding fast as we speak.
That was my first thought as I started reading your post. Glad though it is holding well, and you also got smarter in the process.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:07 PM   #274
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Thought I could melt pieces together with MEK. That failed. So I bought a pencil-thin butane flame thrower, and got plastic welding rods from Harbor Freight, but that failed. (Burnt first, rods were incompatible.)
Welding plastic can be a little tricky. A friend bought one of those hot air plastic welders but it didn't work out too well for him. It seems unless the welding rod is exactly right for the type of plastic, and there are many, often without any identification, that welding is a bit of a crapshoot.

Glad, in the end, you ended up with a usable product. I've been eyeballing that space. It does seem to be a bit of wasted space, given that there's little other storage space in the bathroom, so I'll probably do something similar.

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Old 07-10-2015, 01:26 PM   #275
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That was my first thought as I started reading your post. Glad though it is holding well, and you also got smarter in the process.
That saying reminded me of one of Mark Twains quotes "the older I get, the smarter my father becomes"
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:57 PM   #276
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The space is great for narrow plastic baskets with drain holes that can hold shampoo bottles and other stuff. I have two: one above the other, but I use suction and Ikea hooks STUGVIK Hook with suction cup - IKEA, to hold them. I see that on-line anyway, that Ikea no longer offers the large basket that could fit there.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:21 PM   #277
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I jamb extra rolls of TP in that space.
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Ron I almost bought one of them plastic welding rods. Glad now I went for the cheaper butane torch instead, even though that was still a bust. Yez, many different tribes of plastic out there.
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I jamb extra rolls of TP in that space.
Pardon for straying: I keep a roll of TP in a plastic lidded coffee can, beside the commode.
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:40 PM   #280
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We wanted a spice rack, too, and decided to put it inside the door in front of the sink so that you don't have to reach over the stove. We keep a dish drainer under the sink so there was space in front of it to put the spice rack. We looked for one to buy but they were not sized right, so I designed and built one from oak, finished like the oak trailer trim. I think it turned out rather nicely.
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