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Old 01-23-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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This futon has metal framing and metal bars, my 8 year old, broke off one of the bars while jumping on the mattress and another is about to come loose, as far as I can tell, the bars are welded on to the frame but if I have to call a welder to tack or weld back on the brackets I may as well purchase another futon as it may cost the same? Is there any other way I can fix this?
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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Use at you own risk:


2 car batteries, some 1/0 cable, a welding rod and clamp. Connect + to + and - to - on the batteries with battery cables, and connect - to clamp amd + to rod. Clamp to metal frame and weld the piece by touching the rod to the place you want to weld.

Or you could try a torch and some strong solder.

Don't you know kids shouldn't jump on the furniture?

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Old 01-23-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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Drill thru the rod and install a nut, lock washer and a bolt.
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Drill thru the rod and install a nut, lock washer and a bolt.
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I don't understand this Ron, the bar does not lap over the frame, the bar is welded on the inside of the frame.
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Doesn't the bar rest on the square tubing just before it hits the round tubing where the weld broke?
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Old 01-23-2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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It only rests on the square tubing for support, that whole frame moves when the futon is being is being opened or closed and the square tubing is a fixed support between the 2 end posts.
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Use a big sheet metal screw and drill it into the big tube opposite the small tube, so it goes into the end of the small tube. It won't hold it tight, but it should provide some support.
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take the rod and beat the child with it LOL you don't know anyone who is into cars or a grease monkey? welders are cheap and easy now days, I have 3, 2 mig and an arc. Are you near Tampa FL?
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It looks like welding might be my best option to get it sturdy again, I am in NY, will ask around.
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There's always JB Weld and duct tape...

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