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Stainless steel plinth for kitchen units

Anyone know where I can find Stainless steel plinth for kitchen units?

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Old 21.11.2012, 22:57
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Re: Stainless steel plinth for kitchen units

Very difficult. Maybe ask at a small dairy if they know a good metal workshop. Stainless steel welding is a speciality, and not evryone can do it.
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Anyone know where I can find Stainless steel plinth for kitchen units?

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Are your plinths fix or can you dismount them?
Can you not make a photo?
I have fixed Stainless steel plinths in the whole kitchen.

Salut Zmma
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Re: Stainless steel plinth for kitchen units

I do too. Mine are backed by coated MDF.

They'd be very noisy without the MDF.

What height do they need to be?
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Old 22.11.2012, 11:31
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Are your plinths fix or can you dismount them?
Can you not make a photo?
I have fixed Stainless steel plinths in the whole kitchen.

Salut Zmma
How does the stainless steel look after a while? Does it get scratched and dented from hoovering?

I was hoping to find stick on stainless steel / brushed steel plinth that I could use to cover the beaten up plinth that's in place. The plinth is removable. Currently has brown plinth.

Tom - I didn't measure the height but they look about 150 mil.
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Old 22.11.2012, 12:05
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How does the stainless steel look after a while? Does it get scratched and dented from hoovering?

I was hoping to find stick on stainless steel / brushed steel plinth that I could use to cover the beaten up plinth that's in place. The plinth is removable. Currently has brown plinth.

Tom - I didn't measure the height but they look about 150 mil.
Ours looks fine after a few years. You need to get the brushed stainless steel so scratches don't show.

Is your current plinth in sections? And does it screw or clip on?

What you want to do sounds like an excellent plan and easily do-able in a few hours.

I would get some stainless steel sections ordered, with counter-sunk holes in them at each end (where the current plinth screw holes are).

I would glue them to the current plinths using brushed-on contact adhesive and then screw the ensemble back in place in the kitchen.

I've no idea where you can get the steel cut and de-burred but once you find the right place, it would be a quick job for them to do it.

I used to get lots of sheet metal cut to size at a place in the U.K.

You need to get the stainless steel from a machine shop (a small family business would probably be most accommodating).

They'll cut it with with hydraulic shears. (Don't try and do it yourself with a hacksaw!).

Sometimes it comes on a roll and if the roll is the right width, they'll just cut it to length.

I'm not sure what thickness you'll need. If someone doesn't post this, I could take a bit of ours off tonight and measure it with some callipers.
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Re: Stainless steel plinth for kitchen units

The thickness of the brushed stainless steel should be 1.25mm. Less than this you could have a danger of dents.

Tom, you wrote " glue them to the current plinths using brushed-on contact adhesive".
Brushed-on contact adhesive has proven to be unsuitable for gluing steel to another materiel. We made tests and after a maximum 5 years, all of the test joints were faulty.
Brushed-on contact adhesive becomes hard and is not elastic.
I use Silicon Mastic or Sikaflex, to stick steel and aluminium to other materials.
These products are used a lot in the motor industries.

Mariezug.
I have had a look around and the only place I found near Zug which could supply you is here, http://www.tmmetall.ch/

I could also supply you with what you need, flat or press-formed are no problem. But you would need to pick them up in Biel.

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Tom, you wrote " glue them to the current plinths using brushed-on contact adhesive".
Brushed-on contact adhesive has proven to be unsuitable for gluing steel to another materiel. We made tests and after a maximum 5 years, all of the test joints were faulty.
Brushed-on contact adhesive becomes hard and is not elastic.
I use Silicon Mastic or Sikaflex, to stick steel and aluminium to other materials.
These products are used a lot in the motor industries.
I defer to your experience
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The thickness of the brushed stainless steel should be 1.25mm. Less than this you could have a danger of dents.

Tom, you wrote " glue them to the current plinths using brushed-on contact adhesive".
Brushed-on contact adhesive has proven to be unsuitable for gluing steel to another materiel. We made tests and after a maximum 5 years, all of the test joints were faulty.
Brushed-on contact adhesive becomes hard and is not elastic.
I use Silicon Mastic or Sikaflex, to stick steel and aluminium to other materials.
These products are used a lot in the motor industries.

Mariezug.
I have had a look around and the only place I found near Zug which could supply you is here, http://www.tmmetall.ch/

I could also supply you with what you need, flat or press-formed are no problem. But you would need to pick them up in Biel.

Salut Zmma

Sounds expensive getting them custom made. I was hoping for something in a DIY shop like this:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Stainless...item2324beaf29 or this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/250954366963
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Very difficult. Maybe ask at a small dairy if they know a good metal workshop. Stainless steel welding is a speciality, and not evryone can do it.

Oh please, speciality hardly, it's really not difficult, any second year apprentice can do it.
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Sounds expensive getting them custom made. I was hoping for something in a DIY shop like this:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Stainless...item2324beaf29 or this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/250954366963
The first one's only steel-effect and not steel.
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Sounds expensive getting them custom made. I was hoping for something in a DIY shop like this:
Like Tom say's, the first one is a plastic steel-effect and not steel.

Marie, if you have some one who could glue the brushed stainless steel to the plinths for you. I could supply you with steel sheats 15cm wide and up to 250cm long.
The cost of the steel is about Fr.22 a Mtr.
I think in the DIY shop it cannot be cheaper.
You could give me the length of each plate and every one could be cut to the size you need.

Press formed steel plinths (they fit in place of the chipwood plinths you have) cost about Fr.75 a Mtr.
Think about it.

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Re: Stainless steel plinth for kitchen units

So you are seeking fascia for existing plinths, (I understood you were looking for plinths, stainless steel boxes)
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So you are seeking fascia for existing plinths, (I understood you were looking for plinths, stainless steel boxes)
Another new word for me. Sorry, I have no idea about what kitchen parts are called. I even had to look up plinth. Replacing the whole plinth I think I will do with a new kitchen.

Still dreaming about that, but I believe I need to wait until mine is 20 years old to claim it as a renovation deduction. Would personally prefer to not be able to deduct it and not pay Eigenmietwert every single year
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