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Old 07-11-2016, 01:06 PM   #171
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Ah, so the manufacturer warning is BS. Well, wouldn't be the first time.


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I looked at the brief instructions, and there was no mention of that at all, and assumed there would be a BIG BOLD warning if there was a chance of failure.
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Glad it didn't go flat on you Jim I called them and was told not to do it. Now we see proof-positive the contrarian in you
Yeah, there is just a wee bit of rebel in me.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:48 PM   #172
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Yes, there are 3 screws. Not sure the size though, but they are nearly 1/4 ", but not quite.





PERFECT!!! That's the money shot I was looking for, have a chance to get a pedestal without a plate on the top and wanted to see what the plate attachment points were! Thanks a bunch!!!!
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Yes, there are 3 screws. Not sure the size though, but they are nearly 1/4 ", but not quite.
So, likely M6 (6 mm) if metric, or #12 if not.
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Old 07-11-2016, 04:11 PM   #174
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So, likely M6 (6 mm) if metric, or #12 if not.
I would bet on #12, seeing it is an American product, but you never know. I used to have one of those thread sizing tools, but it went missing a while ago. It was a handy thing.
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I would bet on #12, seeing it is an American product, but you never know. I used to have one of those thread sizing tools, but it went missing a while ago. It was a handy thing.


Jim mine arrived with a made in China sticker on it.

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Sure 'nuff, mine too. It is moulded right into the underside of the base.
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Old 07-18-2016, 01:15 PM   #177
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So are you installing it after having an existing factory floor flange in your 5.0? My 2014 was ordered without one and has a tripod leg table setup that I want to replace with this pedestal. Was wondering how long/large the factory mounting screws were in that u dinette flat floor when I install the Springfield. Didn't want to drill into anything below the floor!
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So are you installing it after having an existing factory floor flange in your 5.0? My 2014 was ordered without one and has a tripod leg table setup that I want to replace with this pedestal. Was wondering how long/large the factory mounting screws were in that u dinette flat floor when I install the Springfield. Didn't want to drill into anything below the floor!
They use 5/8" plywood for the floor. Another 1/8" penetration would not hurt as there is the vinyl on top, the resin under the plywood, plus if you went a smidge into the shell, no harm would be done. Just add to this 3/4" screw length the thickness of the base, which I have not measure, but would bet is a good 1/4" for flat heat screws.
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:44 PM   #179
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Got my Springfield pedestal today..

And this thing is slick!!! Looks like the screws they sent with it will be fine for floor mounting in the TA as well.....now to find that Dicor 4-way top...I think I want pivotability!
Gotta go thru Dicor to find just the table top system?
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FYI Tford, if you leave the top pedestal clamp loose the table top will rotate. The one change I made that really helped was rotating the table slides 90 degrees so the top slides front to back instead of side to side. Much easier for us to get into the dinette seats. (Thank you C & G in Florida for the idea).
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