Drilling a through hole in the Upright and attaching the pump bracket
The through hole will allow tubing to go from one side of the upright to the other, to allow the pump to be connected to the rest of system. The pump bracket holds the pump to the platform.
The objective of this step is to drill a hole and attach the metal L-bracket to the upright.
Drill a through hole in the upright
The through hole should be drilled 0.8 inches from the bottom of the platform, i.e. 0.8 inches from the table surface, as shown in the pictures below. Use the drill bit Q for that hole.
Locate the bracket, drill pilot holes, and place L-bracket
The bottom of the bracket is 1 inch from the bottom of the platform, i.e. 1 inch from the table surface.
Drill pilot holes in the upright and start the wood screws that hold the bracket to the upright. Make sure the bracket is square to the upright before final tightening of the wood screws. You only need two wood screws, so if the bracket is crooked, mark and drill another hole to correct the alignment.
Using a round file, notch out the bracket to accommodate your pump assembly screws.
The next step is to paint the platform.
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