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CEB: Fit the Drawer Members

Fit the drawer members on your Compressed Earth Brick Press.

CEB: Fit the Drawer Members

Sketchup Model

Additional Materials Required:

  • Roller Guides
  • Soil Loading Drawer
  • Wide Cylinder Supports
  • Drawer Members
  • 3/4"x2" Bolts (16)
  • 3/4" Nuts (16)
  • 3/4" Washers (16)
  • 1/2" Washer (2)
  • 1/2" Lock Washer (2)
  • 1/2" Nut (2)
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Steps

Step #1:

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  • Install the Roller guides as shown in the illustration. One side should have a 1/2" spacer, and the other should have a 3/8" spacer plate.
  • Tighten the bolts snug, but so that they can still move up and down.
  • Replace the drawer as if you're going to stretch the cylinder again.
  • The roller bearings should be on top of the rails on the drawer, and be putting no pressure on the drawer.

Step #2:

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CEB: Fit the Drawer Members
  • Loosely bolt on the drawer members.
  • Adjust them horizontally so that the adjustment bolts are centered on the roller guides. See image.
  • Finger tighten the bolts on the drawer members, as they are sitting on top of the drawer.

Step #3:

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  • Try to slide the drawer in and out. If the drawer gets stuck somewhere, investigate and find where it's hitting. (It almost certainly will).
  • You'll probably need to loosen one, or both of the drawer members and move it up a bit.
  • This can be done uniformly using cardboard shims. See photo. Place the shim between the drawer and the crossmember. Tighten the bolts again. Remove the shims by "jiggling" the drawer.
  • If it's hitting a spacer, grind down the spacer.
  • If the drawer itself is prohibitive in some spots, it wasn't grinded evenly. Grind down the high spots.

Step #4:

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  • Once the drawer is properly adjusted, tighten these bolts all the way.
  • Make sure the drawer adjustment nuts are still centered on the roller guides.
  • Tightly bolt the wide cylinder supports to the frame, leaving no gap between them and the drawer members.
  • Tighten the bolts at the top of the wide cylinder supports so they are touching the cylinder on each side. Tighten the lock nut.
  • Go back through the entire frame and make sure every bolt is tight.

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