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Old 07-11-2019, 08:16 PM   #1
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Fireplace and TV rotation problems

I cannot find the access holes to tighten and or replace the screws that secure the cabinet that the fireplace sits in. The fireplace and TV are built into a cabinet with turn stiles which allows you to rotate either of them into the bedroom from the kitchen area.

I would think there should be access to the turn stiles (lazy-susan) as they had to put it in there somehow.

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How do you access these? Does anyone know?

Thanks for any help provided
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Have you tried removing either the TV or the fireplace?
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Took the front trim off the fireplace and there are some screws holding it in. That is my next step but I thought if someone else had the same problem they could pass on a solution.

I just finished up with the coroplast and wiring problems and the fireplace is the next project. If I can't find access holes the only other was is to drill my own otherwise I will have to take the whole partition apart to get at it. Have a trip planed for next week and if I can't get it fixed I'll take the fireplace out so it doesn't fall out and break and try to repair when I get back.

Thanks Lloyd for all the other info you sent along. I put the info in the Sunset Trail area and hopefully get more responses.
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Took the fireplace out and found the small access holes at the back of the cabinet. Now all you need are the hands of a surgeon, eyes of an eagle and the agility of contortionist to get new screws back up in there.
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With all you have accomplished so far, I believe you can do it.


Would it be visible, or hurt anything to enlarge the holes for easier access?
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Thanks Lloyd for the vote of confidence. I'll know by the end of the day if I warrant it.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:00 AM   #7
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Well, Lloyd, I don't warrant your vote of confidence.

Spent a couple of hours trying to get screws up through the access holes into the holes on the turn stile. The optimum word is TURN. Managed to get two in but the fireplace cabinet ended up misaligned so had to take them out and wouldn't rotate properly.

Solution: Took the whole cabinet out and will drill access holes at all four positions for the screw locations on the turn stile.

Re-mount the cabinet in the hole and level left and right, top and bottom

Secure the bugger so it doesn't TURN when putting the screws in.

Screw in the turn stiles and hopefully it works.

It is all sitting on my garage floor waiting my return from a camping trip in MN. I'll have a couple of weeks to do it once I get home.

Great to be retired!
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:04 AM   #8
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Or you can just leave the fireplace in your garage and sell it ...put 2 matching doors on the opening and make a nice storage cabinet.
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Thanks for the input Harley. Thought about that but may need the heat later this fall and the fireplace would come in handy. Also, spent a week in Minnesota and with the gaping hole between the bedroom and kitchen thought this would be great as my wife could hand me in breakfast in bed in the morning. That didn't work at all so the fireplace MUST be replaced.

Well, Lloyd, got it completed. With the fireplace out I removed the cabinet and drilled four 7/8" holes to line up with the holes in the lazy-susans, top and bottom. Took me about 10 minutes to re-install the cabinet.

The fireplace install is four screws and the metal trim piece clips on the front. Had to fish the power cord down through the radio compartment underneath but not much of a problem. The plug end just barley fits through the hole but after a few wiggles it popped out.


Good to go now.
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Good deal!! I knew you could do it!
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Glad you fixed it ...if you went with the storage cabinet idea ...a micro furnace or any small electric heater would work , and you could have stored it in you new cabinet....along with a full stocked bar...lol
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Thought I would add a picture. Originally the cabinet had one access hole to the rear, which made it quite difficult to get the screws in or out of the top portion. The bottom hole was ok except when doing the install where you had to follow the cabinet opening around until the hole met up with the location on the metal plate below. I decided to drill access holes at all four locations so as to make it a simple process of just having to level and plumb the cabinet in the opening and secure the plates top and bottom. The holes cannot be seen after fireplace is installed.

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