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Old 08-18-2019, 10:41 PM   #1
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How deep is too deep

I need to drive screws into the floor under the bed in my E19, I assume there’s half inch plywood under the linoleum, am I correct? The last thing I want is pierce something down there.
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Old 08-19-2019, 12:24 AM   #2
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Yes, that's correct, plus the lino thickness and the shell thickness.

Depends on what you want to attach and how strong you want it to be.

I use these nut serts, available at HD etc. They have a much larger threaded area and are stronger than screws. I use the 10-24 bolt as a driver.

In any case either mark the drill bit or use a depth stop.

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Thanks Ron, this time all I need is small wood screws but I'll remember the inserts when I need more holding power.
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Old 08-19-2019, 03:42 AM   #4
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If I were you I would call Escape and ask about the plywood thickness currently being used. I believe it may have changed over the years. On our early 21 I believe it was 5/8 inch so I used screws 1/2 inch longer than the plywood i was screwing down. But call them to find out for sure and use a drill stop if you are pre drilling holes.
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You might be right Dave. I've heard others mention 5/8". I did measure mine when I installed my table base it didn't seem like they were quite 5/8" but you can't go wrong using 1/2" as the target.

I remember some complaints that the factory screws were protruding through the f.g. on the bottom. Hope they stropped doing that although a bit of Proflex on them wouldn't be a biggie. The water tank, not so much.

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