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Heater Control Value - Mounting Bracket - Part 1
I made a cardboard template and marked up some of my fresh steel.

I then cut this out, but included a "flap" for extra strength & a couple of bits that I may use for further bracing.

A quick session with the hammer gave me this.

This was the first test fit, although the bracket will actually sit further back once I've drilled a couple of locating holes.

You'd think that drilling those two holes would be a simple enough job...

But somehow I managed to break two drill bits in the process.

Clamping the edges together required a bit of wood to spread the load a bit.

But the welding itself was very straight forward, starting with the "flap" I'd left in the metal when I cut it out.

I then added just one extra brace to the front of the bracket.

This was more than enough to make the whole thing feel solid.

The locating holes allowed the bracket to sit in the correct position.

But I needed to check one thing before I bolted this into position...
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