has anyone made their own fridge slide?

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has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by bravoboy300 » January 13th, 2013, 6:56 pm

Hi guys,

Has anyone on here made their own fridge slide? They seem to be grossly overpriced and I'm looking for some ideas and inspiration to make one myself.

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Re: has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by Geeps08 » January 15th, 2013, 9:15 pm

not sure how much they are these days. i think i bought my weaco one years ago for $120. i recently bought some 50kg 800mm slides to make an accesory draw and they cost me $60 ish. with some scrap alloy sheet laying around at the moment it would be easy to knock up a carrier and base then bolt it all together. total cost of $60. if you had to buy the sheet etc then labour it would start getting up there. like all this labour is free but those slides hurt.
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Re: has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by monkeybucket » January 15th, 2013, 9:54 pm

You could make something from these...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/800MM-100KG- ... 3a7ba99017

Just chuck then on 42x45 timber section and then a 19mm chunk of ply in between and some tie downs on that. ;)

Or there are these...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DRAWER-SLIDE ... 1c2c42d204

This is my own design and build... just under $500

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Re: has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by bravoboy300 » January 16th, 2013, 6:52 pm

That's cool ^^^^ and i looked in bcf the other day and a fridge slide there was $300 ish

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Re: has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by Geeps08 » January 16th, 2013, 9:49 pm

yeah i went for a look after i replied and seen the prices. it hard to critisise i guess. theres nearly 100 alone in slides. and 200 for labour, powder coating and all running expenses / sundries etc i can under stand the cost.
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Re: has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by bravoboy300 » January 21st, 2013, 5:55 am

Yeah I know, im just being tight and want something to do on the weekends where I've got nothing to do :)

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Re: has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by mrazz303 » January 27th, 2013, 5:29 am

yeh i made mine out of ply and two pieces of angle and welded two big chain links on each piece of angle and just bought some heavey duty runners and atatched the runners to another bit of angle so you can bolt or screw it down. hope this helps.

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Unread post by jimmyd » February 6th, 2013, 9:43 pm

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Re: has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by Koobs » October 19th, 2013, 6:48 pm

Mate I made one on the cheap, ply for the base, 2 lengths of 50mm angle, 2 lengths of 25mm angle some 3mm steel rod between the smaller angle and some roller bearings from eBay. It's rough and ugly but does the job on my 80 lt fridge freezer which is about 130 kgs when fully loaded.

All up $110 bucks and time playing with it.

Will post some pics if interested.

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Re: has anyone made their own fridge slide?

Unread post by Dree Mon » October 19th, 2013, 7:46 pm

Koobs, rough and ugly (simple) will often outlast technical and complicated ,
I did . . .. . well still in the making, mine with a plan to use slides off a job that were getting turfed and other bits and pieces I came up with a system that will work well , you do need heaps of spare parts to make one work , but it's doable, and can save ya heaps, mine will cost me around $ 50 to make it work and be reliable / heavy duty.
just need to be lucky sometimes with what ya have and look at it as a gift when the parts come together , sometimes it's just more effort, :drink:

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