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BOOTPBOOTP1 r. temu
So I’ve been doing a bit of maintenance recently, mainly cleaning and dusting – the lesser part of this hobby.

Anyway, having had a Detolf for six / seven years (and having now acquired a full set of hex screwdrivers), I also checked out the four hex bolts / nuts on the wood at the top. To my surprise they were quite loose and so I tightened them. However, I have read that overtightening too much can cause stress to the glass, so maybe there should be a bit of ‘give’ left in each one anyway?

Obviously, checking the ones at the bottom is not feasible without taking the whole case out and rotating it.

Am probably just over-anxious about this, but I have only built and own the one Detolf so am not experienced in their design and build.
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IntoOpenWaters1 r. temu#64728793Personally I find it safer to remove the shelves to clean them; since the shelves aren't secured to anything, bumping them or wiggling them could cause them to fall. I've actually had this happen with the detolf five years ago, and a shelf ended up falling and shattering. It's as simple as picking the shelf up, cleaning it, and setting it back in place. Cleaning the shelves inside the case will cause the whole case to shake.
The breaking shelf could have been a freak accident, but I simply believe that methods of cleaning, moving, taking apart, and putting back together that provide the most stability and the least wiggling are always best for glass furniture. If your detolf isn't secured to the wall, I highly recommend you change that.


I see what you mean, I think my issue is with taking the glass out and putting it back in - I always end up knocking (slightly!) the sides when trying to bevel the glass shelves back onto the rubber. Given the glass is much more sensitive at the edges it worries me (that clanking noise!). Good thing really they just need a dust and nothing much else.
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My advice in regards to the top bolt screws is to tighten them just enough to stop you from physically able to lift the top board off the top corners of the glass.
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MajesticOtaking Odayaka janai!
BOOTP1 r. temu#64714069Makes sense, thanks.
Another thing I plan to avoid is taking the glass shelves out to clean them - I think it is safer to leave them in the cabinet.


Personally I find it safer to remove the shelves to clean them; since the shelves aren't secured to anything, bumping them or wiggling them could cause them to fall. I've actually had this happen with the detolf five years ago, and a shelf ended up falling and shattering. It's as simple as picking the shelf up, cleaning it, and setting it back in place. Cleaning the shelves inside the case will cause the whole case to shake.

The breaking shelf could have been a freak accident, but I simply believe that methods of cleaning, moving, taking apart, and putting back together that provide the most stability and the least wiggling are always best for glass furniture. If your detolf isn't secured to the wall, I highly recommend you change that.
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I am no expert, but from what I noticed with the design when assembling mine is that the glasses are mainly held together by the vertical L shaped holders + the grooves in the wood on the top and bottom panels. As long as your glass is sunk into the grooves and the L shaped holders, I think the Detolf should remain fine (as long you do not bump into them or something). So you can afford to keep the bolts a bit lose. If I remember, I stopped as soon as I felt resistance.
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As long as you're not yanking the bolts around, it should be fine. Glass can indeed shatter if put under pressure.

The warning is more for people who yank the everloving fuck out of the bolts/cams, which puts the glass under pressure, which can cause it to weaken over time and eventually pop. If it is tight enough to hold everything together, that's fine.
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konakona711 r. temu#64711068I would say as long as long as you don't go crazy tightening the hex bolts you should be ok. I just bring mine snug with an allen wrench and don't try to crank on it too much. Its also a good idea to tighten a little at a time and move diagonally from bolt to bolt to keep the pressure even.
Makes sense, thanks.

Another thing I plan to avoid is taking the glass shelves out to clean them - I think it is safer to leave them in the cabinet.
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I would say as long as long as you don't go crazy tightening the hex bolts you should be ok. I just bring mine snug with an allen wrench and don't try to crank on it too much. Its also a good idea to tighten a little at a time and move diagonally from bolt to bolt to keep the pressure even.
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Another item of Detolf maintenance is periodically checking/tightening the screws that secure the glass door to the hinges, as they tend to loosen over time. One of the doors fell off one of mine because the screws had gotten so loose; it's a small miracle the glass didn't break!
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