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Posted Tue Mar 11, 2014, 9:38am
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Hello all,

I'm a new member. I've been reading for a while but this is my first post.

I have an inexpensive machine (~$300) and it pretty much rattles the forks and spoons in the nearby drawer.  Not to mention, getting any sort of accurate weight on shots is simply a fantasy. Aside from that, I think it would make for a nicer/neater look to have something under it that dampens some of the vibration and doesn't make the dog think the UPS truck is driving through the front door.

Does anyone use anything like a thick rubber mat or other sort of pad?  There's no space for anything that raises the machine more than .5 to .75 inches so -- no stands of any sort.  The back of the machine extends under an overhead cupboard.

Thanks much. I appreciate the help and all the good stuff I've already learned here.
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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014, 8:21am
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I am not aware of a product that is tailor made for that job but I suspect that anything you can put under it to dampen things would help.

At the big box stores, there is a product that looks like a rubberized mesh, it is about 1/8 inch thick, I suspect that it might do something for you and it will only cost a buck or so. It should be in the housewares section, it is sold to prevent things from sliding. It should be with shelf paper and that kind of thing. Good luck :D

 
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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014, 8:35am
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There are a variety of pads on Zorotools.com from $7 - $27.  their web site is a little difficult to navigate.  Google zorotools, neoprene, and pad.
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Posted Sat Mar 15, 2014, 9:43am
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Try furniture felt pads used to protect wood floors. You can cut to size if you buy the larger square. Or foam poster board could work as well. We have a bunch of that stuff used for school projects.

 
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Posted Tue Mar 25, 2014, 10:19am
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Thanks everyone, for your input.  Sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you. Quite busy. I hadn't forgotten or meant to ignore the comments. Just snowed under (not literally, it's SE Texas after all).

Thanks again.  
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