Ok, this may be a stupid question but I am going to ask it anyway.
I am making a butcher block island for the kitchen. I want it on locking
castors so that it can be used as an island or pushed against the wall as a
breakfast bar. I have found a few different castors and they are weight
rated. If a castor weighted at 250 lbs is that for each castor or for a set
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Here's how to get your castor weight requirement for a give table plus its
Equipment weight + load / 3
Example: your table weights 50 pounds and will hold 100 pounds of stuff:
50 + 100 / 3 = 50 lb rating per castor.
Solution: Buy four castors rated at 50 lbs each
NOTE: Use three as a factor, even if you are using four castors.
Absolutely nothing "invalid" about it ... it is an industry standard formula
for figuring weight ratings for equipment on _four casters_. How many
butcher block kitchen islands have you seen with less than four casters?
Each, and it's "caster". "Castor" is an oil. Drink up!
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On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 02:39:20 +0000, Larry Jaques wrote:
Yup, and mum would line all five of us up, grab one nose at a time, and
shove a spoonfull into each little gagging mouth. Was the olden days
version of vitamins - yuck. Or was that cod liver oil?
Cod liver oil, I'm pretty sure. Nasty stuff. Vitamins D and A?
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On 01 Jan 2004 09:00:23 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Self)
brought forth from the murky depths:
I thank Buddha that my mother didn't subscribe to that. We got
vitamins and/or food containing the vitamins we were short on.
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one thing to consider is how smooth and level a floor it woll be on
and how much rolling around it will do. if you have a very lumpy floor
such as saltillo tile or slate the tires will tent to catch while
rolling. when this happens, all of the weight effectively is taken by
On Thu, 01 Jan 2004 01:45:40 GMT, "Rob Hall"
On a roll-around, butcher block kitchen island, which is what the OP is
building, you certainly want to take caster weight rating into account. If
they're high quality and rated correctly, the swivel and roll ability will
take care of itself.
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