Need a longer leg

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  1. Mags52

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    Our Autotrail Miami (2007) has a Fiamma table with the single leg that drops into the base in the floor. It is just a bit too low - we struggle to slide under the table to sit down because of the depth of the seats. Any ideas how we can lift the table height?
    My first idea was to take the socket off the base of the table and put a piece of wood under it but then realised that the cupboard designed to hold the table is exactly the right depth so it wouldn't take the adapted table.
     
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    How about an old gazebo leg where you can adjust the height with the pop out stud things.
     
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    Good idea Sandra but unfortunately the Fiamma legs have to be exactly the right diameter for the base.
     
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    Go buy a blank piece from B&Q then. They have them all lengths and sizes then drill a hole for a pin or something to secure the two pieces together :)

    Do you have a photo?
     
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    Here's a picture. The leg is hollow aluminium with tapered ends to make it stable in the sockets. I think it would be difficult to replace or adjust. Fiamma has brought out a newer model with plastic ends that can be reduced in length but not increased. They do make a tripod that may lift it off the ground so will enquire about that.
     
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    What length is yours, I have one in the shed, I will check it tomorrow and see if it's longer.
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    If you can get another leg you could cut the two of them and join the two longer pieces together, don't know how without having a go at it but maybe a couple of slots in one with a hacksaw or welding or another smaller diameter tube slid in.
     
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    They do come in and different sizes Margaret I seem to remember we got a longer one for our Miami...we also had the tripod so we could use it outside
     
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    :D:DOld Mo needs a longer leg, he cannot get it over anymore:D:D:D
     
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    What diameter tube is it? just get some same size tube & get it welded in to lengthen it, or a second leg to cut a piece out of.
     
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    Ours is 68cm. Thanks for the suggestion.
     
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    Did you find that the tripod made the table taller Anne? Looking at it it seems that it would but not sure.
     
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    i have had that type of table before and find they tip too easy on a tripod. plenty of legs on ebay all different lengths
     
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    i have had that type of table before and find they tip too easy on a tripod. plenty of legs on ebay all different lengths
     
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    Sorry Dave, I thought I replied to this last night. It's 68cm.
    Just looked and I had replied ... Duh ... sorry for the repeat.
    Thanks very much Mags
     
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    We only used the tripod with the table outside we bought a longer fiamma tube leg for inside
     
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    The one I have is 68cm too, as people have said, plenty on ebay
    Cheers, Dave(y)
     
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    Thanks for looking Dave. Mags
     
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    Mags, assuming the existing table leg is hollow if you know anybody that's got a wood-turning lathe they could turn a piece of timber to any length (height) you want. Try Goggling cabinetmakers in Bathgate?
    Part of the length would be turned to the internal diameter of the existing leg with the "additional height" the same diameter as the outside diameter of the leg.
    Might be worth a try.
     
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    Interesting idea if I can't find a longer one on fleabay.
     
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    You'll, obviously, have thought of the alternative option. Take the cushion off the seat!:eek::giggle::p:whistle:
     
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