Furniture Repair, Modification and Improvement Q&A
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Can you give me any hints about judging the weight bearing ability of
furniture casters? My local
super-hardware-appliance-tree-mulch-glue-paint-phone-lamp-etc outlet has a
variety and the boxes list diameter and load rating but the boxes look as if
they have been refilled at random from other boxes. I know that bolts and such
have a `secret code' stamped on the head to tell strength. The casters don't
even seem to have model numbers. I want to build some specialty carts to handle
heavy loads. The load bearing ability is pretty important to me.
PW from Alexandria, VA
Unless the casters are "blister packed" with load capacities clearly labeled,
you are sunk! Try Mapp Caster...
you can order online and get precisely the caster you need at a reasonable
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