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Old 03-08-2015, 09:05 PM  
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Broken metal futon frame tube rod


A main support tube rod in my metal futon frame broke. The rod is on the bottom and it runs along the length of the futon. When sitting, your butt would be by that rod. The rod broke in the middle of the futon.

I'm not sure if the rod was welded initially or not, or how it was connected, but it does seem to be formed of two separate rods initially.

I cannot post images, but if it will let me post them in my next post, I will do that.

Do you know how I can go about fixing this?
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Old 03-08-2015, 09:29 PM  
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Lots of times tubing is very difficult to weld because of how thin the walls are. It may be easier to find a piece of pipe that just barely fits inside of the existing tubing. Get a long piece so that is extends a good ways past the break on both sides. Slide it inside, drill some holes through the tubing and the pipe and insert bolts or rivets.

Pictures would certainly help.
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It still tells me I need a post to post links, which is the only way I see of showing the photos. I will try with the piece of pipe though, thank you.
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Oh, I finally figured out how the attachments work.

This is the closeup:
Broken metal futon frame tube rod-close-up.jpg

Farther away:
Broken metal futon frame tube rod-farther.jpg
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Ah, there's supposed to be a small tube that fits inside the two tubes at that point, and I think a couple screws, one on each side of the joint, to hold it together.
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I don't see any holes for screws in these two tubes, but looking at the other rod, it does seem like there's something inside, thanks.
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