|Forum topic by woodbutcherbynight||posted 01-14-2012 06:23 AM||699 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
01-14-2012 06:23 AM
Recently I remodeled the bathroom, such a fun project no?, and as I am putting the final touches on this project I looked over the old fixtures. The Cosmetic Mirror that bi folds from the wall (ask your wife but ONLY if you want her to tell you to get one and put it up). The old one has a single swivel that is garbage at best in design. In taking it apart the center where it swivels is hollow, thus prone to wear and sag. I made a bushing from some scrap and while this helped it still has that harsh motion to it as it swings. Getting a new one is easy but the same problem exist as they make them as cheap as possible.
Has anyone tried to make one from scratch or have any ideas how to defeat this chronic sag issue and harsh movement at the base where it mounts to the wall? Looking at it from my perspective I am guessing the only way to fix this design is to use a piano hinge at the wallbase then attached the arm in some manner so it works as it came orginally. Or of course start over, and in a last case I will just admit some things are not worth great efforts of engineering and get a new cheap one accepting I will be buying these forever. (Note if you get one she will like it and if it breaks it is the ABSOLUTE end of the World as we know it.)
Thanks for any suggestions.
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