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bearsdidit

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May 8, 2004
32,850
San Diego, CA
Works if you have a Thuma bed frame

How do you like the frame?
 

NOR*CAL

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Oct 5, 2006
14,755
Hella
If I was producing them in any sort of reasonable capacity? Not much. Per unit it’s probably sub $25 and reasonably sub $15 if they manufacture at scale.

It’s CNC’d components, then some edge grinding, then 4 bends on a flat piece of steel for the bracket, and then a couple of jigged bends for the edging around the tray, plus a couple of spot welds, plus powder coating, plus paint, plus cork.

It’s not that complex of an object to manufacture.


Oh and as to how much would I charge? Clearly I’d charge $145 if people are going to spend ~3-6x time and materials on them.

Where I live, I would imagine labor rate to fabricate such thing would be easily north of $200/hr.

I do not debate that it's not a complicated object to manufacture at all. But ANYTHING that is CND'd is going to cost a lot of money here. It may even cost more to be done manually.

the tray is also 7lbs of steel.

you can get a decent night stand for that price and it would be more than just a dinner tray. 40 bucks max for a product like that. powder coating is cheap.

Show me a "decent" night stand for $150 that's not from Ikea/wayfair:coolugh:


How do you like the frame?

Very high quality with lots of heft built into the frame. I also like that there are accessory that you can by that matches the bed frame PERFECTLY.

We've had it for over a year now, and it has been serving us well. My previous bedframe had poor quality slats that would eventually sag causing me to wake up with a bad back. I blamed the Tuft and Needle mattress and ended up replacing it under warranty, twice. I gave up and bought a latex mattress which weights about 180lbs. The sagging mattress came back and I finally decided to change the bed frame with the Thuma and things have been great ever since.
 

TheBoyWonder

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Jun 7, 2006
82,253
The Jersey Shore
Works if you have a Thuma bed frame

Fuck it’s only for hipsters
 
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Cashishift

Cashishift

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Dec 12, 2000
54,599
Omaha, NE
I’ll be looking at your option too. I haven’t been too hot on this since it appears I will be waiting awhile :rolleyes:
Strangely enough - Got an email this evening that its moved to production... after 3 months of "no allocations".

Who knows what that means, be pretty slick if it was here before Christmas :coold:

Watched a few videos on the Retrax @amill94 looks like a nice unit. Only concern is that I am not very tall.. I'll probably wait until it gets here to buy anything.

Most of my buddies have Bak MX4's I think.
 

stevezissou

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Jul 15, 2009
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Scoob_13

Hello Nice FBI Lady
Oct 5, 2001
76,653
Howdy Arabia
Strangely enough - Got an email this evening that its moved to production... after 3 months of "no allocations".

Who knows what that means, be pretty slick if it was here before Christmas :coold:

Watched a few videos on the Retrax @amill94 looks like a nice unit. Only concern is that I am not very tall.. I'll probably wait until it gets here to buy anything.

Most of my buddies have Bak MX4's I think.
What does your height have to do with anything? :o
 

Ron

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Sep 21, 2003
156,930
Giphy had some crap options for 'tankless'

Nothing wrong with a full tank...but it ain't no tankless
Our wh went out last year, if it didn’t shit the bed and caused a mini emergency I would have went tankless

Next time we certainly will but we were told it takes a little bit more planning to make the change

Not sure how true that is though
 

Scoob_13

Hello Nice FBI Lady
Oct 5, 2001
76,653
Howdy Arabia
Our wh went out last year, if it didn’t shit the bed and caused a mini emergency I would have went tankless

Next time we certainly will but we were told it takes a little bit more planning to make the change

Not sure how true that is though
First house we owned, 50gal wh nuked itself so we replaced with tankless.

Aside from a first set of plumbers that fucked up the drip? (been a while, can't remember, the drain catch all for drips) line, it went perfect and was easy af. Second set fixed it easy peasy.
 

CPTMULLET

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Jun 30, 2008
75,511
shitpost city
No electricity is required for natural gas heater install.

A vent is required, but tankless requires a "high flow" vent per code which a regular tank hot water vent doesn't meet the requirement.
oh interesting our tanked NG water heater has power, and I think a vent... my landlord AKA stupid MIL just paid $700 to fix it :yikes: so I was kinda looking into tankless to just rub it in :o
 

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