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How To Level & Stabilize Precast Concrete Steps

Leveling precast concrete steps or other large concrete objects is often done with stones, sand or clods of dirt. Using Wobble Wedge tapered shims can be faster and more accurate. Here’s how:

  1. Dig a pit and install a foundation of cinder blocks in a bed of gravel or sand. Or, lay in a poured concrete pad. Level sand or concrete as precisely as possible.
  2. Place the steps on the foundation and check for level and stability.
  3. Using a sturdy pry bar, lift the steps to insert Hard Wobble Wedges in any combination of sizes needed to level and stabilize the steps.  While lifting with the pry bar gently tap wedges till they fill the gap firmly.  
  4. Check once again for level and stability and adjust as necessary. Trim to fit with a strike of a sharp chisel if needed.
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How To Level Concrete Blocks

To build a good looking concrete block wall it is critical to get the first course perfectly level. This can be challenging when the foundation wall is not level. Wobble Wedge tapered installation shims makes this job easy and fast. Here’s how:

Step by Step:

  1. Select hard Wobble Wedges of the appropriate size (see 4 Interlocking Sizes).
  2. Set a level string line on both sides of the block as a guide
  3. Press or lightly tap a Wobble Wedge under both sides of the blocks as needed to bring them squarely up to the guide line.

If needed, Wobble Wedges can be securely stacked to fill the larger gaps.

Wobble Wedges can be used in all block courses to set and maintain and even joint width.

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How To Level Stone Countertops

Shims are often required to achieve a perfect seam between stone countertops. Commonly used contractor shims are long and must be trimmed off at the front of the cabinet.  At just 2 inches, Wobble Wedge provide plenty of precision adjustment but rarely need to be trimmed.

Stone Countertop Installation

  1. Apply your chosen adhesive to the framing members of the cabinet base.
  2. Set the stone or cultured stone countertop on the cabinet base.
  3. Set a long level across the length of the countertop and a short level across the width.
  4. Using a pry bar with a thin end, lift the stone carefully and slide a Hard Wobble Wedge between the stone and the cabinet frame.
  5. If a Wobble Wedge gets pushed in too far it is easy to retrieve and adjust by pulling on the Grab Bar with a pair of needle nose pliers.
  6. To adjust the front edge of the countertop, push the Wobble Wedges in from the inside of the cabinet toward the front edge. At 1 7/8” long they will not reach to the front edge of the cabinet and therefore will not need to be trimmed.
  7. Use as many Wobble Wedges as needed and adjust the countertop to level and achieve perfectly aligned seams.
  8. Leave the Wobble Wedges in place and allow the glue to set.
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How To Use Wobble Wedges In The Home

How to Stop the Shaky Cafe Table from Spilling Your Drink With Wobble Wedges®

  1. To stop a wobbly table, slip a Wobble Wedge table leveler into the gap between the floor and the table base.
  2. Whoa! Peace at last!

How to Fix the “Leaning Tower” of Bookcase With Wobble Wedges®

When your bookcase is set on the carpet tack strip close to the wall, it leans into the room at a precarious angle. It looks bad and it’s dangerous! It’s easy to fix, though:

  1. Have a helper push the bookcase back up against the wall so it is plumb. It helps if the bookcase is empty.
  2. Slip one or a stack of Hard Wobble Wedges under the front edge of the bookcase to fill the gap between the floor and the book case base. Make sure the leveling wedges are under the weight bearing part of the bookcase and not under a decorative cover.
  3. Let the bookcase settle down on the Wobble Wedges and check to see if bookcase is level and plumb. Adjust if necessary.
  4. Whoa! What a difference!

How to Fix a Rattling Water Pipe With Wobble Wedges®

  1. Wrap a Soft Standard Size Wobble Wedge around the copper water pipe and wedge it into the hangar strap or hole in framing until pipe is tight.
  2. Add a second Wobble Wedge if needed.
  3. Ahhhhhhh. Silence at last. . .

How to Keep Your Table Umbrella from Spinning in the Wind With Wobble Wedges®

When you’re enjoying a great meal on the patio under your table umbrella, a small bit of wind can spin your umbrella around and cause a ruckus. What to do?

  1. Set the umbrella where you like it.
  2. Jam a Soft Wobble Wedge or two between the umbrella pole and the table.
  3. It’s staying right where I put it. Kazaam!

How to Save Your Wrists when Typing With Wobble Wedges®

When your computer keyboard sits at just the wrong angle for your wrists, what can you do?

  1. Grab two or more Soft Big Gap Wobble Wedges and slip them under your keyboard.
  2. Adjust the tilt of your keyboard to the perfect angle needed for comfortable typing.
  3. Wow, that’s an amazingly easy fix!

How to Open A Bottle of Ketchup With Wobble Wedges®

  1. Wrap a Soft Wobble Wedge around the ketchup bottle cap.
  2. Squeeze and twist.
  3. Whoa! That was easy.
  4. For jars with larger caps use a Soft BigGap Wobble Wedge.

How to Stop the Shaky Cafe Table from Spilling Your Drink With Wobble Wedges®

  1. To stop a wobbly table, slip a Wobble Wedge table leveler into the gap between the floor and the table base.
  2. Whoa! Peace at last!

How to Fix the “Leaning Tower” of Bookcase With Wobble Wedges®

When your bookcase is set on the carpet tack strip close to the wall, it leans into the room at a precarious angle. It looks bad and it’s dangerous! It’s easy to fix, though:

  1. Have a helper push the bookcase back up against the wall so it is plumb. It helps if the bookcase is empty.
  2. Slip one or a stack of Hard Wobble Wedges under the front edge of the bookcase to fill the gap between the floor and the book case base. Make sure the leveling wedges are under the weight bearing part of the bookcase and not under a decorative cover.
  3. Let the bookcase settle down on the Wobble Wedges and check to see if bookcase is level and plumb. Adjust if necessary.
  4. Whoa! What a difference!

How to Fix a Rattling Water Pipe With Wobble Wedges®

  1. Wrap a Soft Standard Size Wobble Wedge around the copper water pipe and wedge it into the hangar strap or hole in framing until pipe is tight.
  2. Add a second Wobble Wedge if needed.
  3. Ahhhhhhh. Silence at last. . .

How to Keep Your Table Umbrella from Spinning in the Wind With Wobble Wedges®

When you’re enjoying a great meal on the patio under your table umbrella, a small bit of wind can spin your umbrella around and cause a ruckus. What to do?

  1. Set the umbrella where you like it.
  2. Jam a Soft Wobble Wedge or two between the umbrella pole and the table.
  3. It’s staying right where I put it. Kazaam!

How to Save Your Wrists when Typing With Wobble Wedges®

When your computer keyboard sits at just the wrong angle for your wrists, what can you do?

  1. Grab two or more Soft Big Gap Wobble Wedges and slip them under your keyboard.
  2. Adjust the tilt of your keyboard to the perfect angle needed for comfortable typing.
  3. Wow, that’s an amazingly easy fix!

How to Open A Bottle of Ketchup With Wobble Wedges®

  1. Wrap a Soft Wobble Wedge around the ketchup bottle cap.
  2. Squeeze and twist.
  3. Whoa! That was easy.
  4. For jars with larger caps use a Soft BigGap Wobble Wedge.
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How To Fix A Wobbly Toilet

A wobbly toilet is bound to become a leaky wobbly toilet. Leaky toilets can cause a lot of damage to the flooring, floorboards, and into the foundation or room below. Therefore, it’s important to fix a wobbly toilet as soon as the wobble is noticed to prevent leaking. A soft Wobble Wedge® toilet shim can fix a wobbly toilet quickly and prevent future leaking.

How to Fix a Wobbly Toilet with Wobble Wedges® Toilet Shims

  1. Loosen the toilet bolts slightly.
  2. Place a level across the toilet seat.
  3. Slip one or more Soft Wobble Wedges® under the back side of the toilet base, until it is both level and stable.
  4. Tighten the toilet bolts with a gentle tension until the bolts are snug and the toilet feels solid. Be careful not to over-tighten the bolts.
  5. Check the water supply line to ensure it is not leaking.
  6. If it is leaking, first try tightening it. If that does not stop the leak, replace it.

 

How To Fix a Leaky & Wobbly Toilet

Once a wobbly toilet starts leaking, the wax seal is already damaged and should be replaced as soon as possible.

Tools Required:

  • Toilet Flange Repair Kit
  • Wax Ring or Waxless Ring
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Soft Wobble Wedges®
  • Bucket
  • Sponge or Rag Towel
  • Used Plastic Shopping Bag
  • New Water Supply Line (optional, but often worth replacing)

Instructions:

  1. Turn off water supply.
  2. Empty tank by flushing.
  3. Remove remaining water with sponge. Wring out over bucket.
  4. Remove water line supply from bottom of toilet tank.
  5. Remove nuts from two toilet bolts on side of toilet base.
  6. Pull toilet straight up over bolts and set aside.
  7. Remove old wax ring and clean the surrounding floor and toilet base.
  8. Fill a plastic bag with a rag and stuff it into the drain prevent anything falling into the drain and stop flow of sewer gas.
  9. Remove old toilet flange.
  10. Install new toilet flange with new bolts (don’t try to reuse old bolts).
  11. Install new wax ring into flange.
  12. Lift toilet over bolts and set down squarely.
  13. Thread nuts over bolts and hand-tighten.
  14. Locate the cause of toilet wobble by rocking toilet gently.
  15. Insert one or more Soft Wobble Wedges® near back of toilet base until the wobble is eliminated. One Wobble Wedge® on each side of base normally does the job.
  16. Tighten toilet flange bolts gently until bolt feels snug and toilet is stable.
  17. Trim flange bolts with a hacksaw if needed.
  18. Place bolt caps over bolts.
  19. Trim Soft Wobble Wedges® with one firm stroke of a sharp utility knife.
  20. Caulk toilet base if desired.

A wobbly toilet is bound to become a leaky wobbly toilet. Leaky toilets can cause a lot of damage to the flooring, floorboards, and into the foundation or room below. Therefore, it’s important to fix a wobbly toilet as soon as the wobble is noticed to prevent leaking. A soft Wobble Wedge® toilet shim can fix a wobbly toilet quickly and prevent future leaking.

How to Fix a Wobbly Toilet with Wobble Wedges® Toilet Shims

  1. Loosen the toilet bolts slightly.
  2. Place a level across the toilet seat.
  3. Slip one or more Soft Wobble Wedges® under the back side of the toilet base, until it is both level and stable.
  4. Tighten the toilet bolts with a gentle tension until the bolts are snug and the toilet feels solid. Be careful not to over-tighten the bolts.
  5. Check the water supply line to ensure it is not leaking.
  6. If it is leaking, first try tightening it. If that does not stop the leak, replace it.

 

How To Fix a Leaky & Wobbly Toilet

Once a wobbly toilet starts leaking, the wax seal is already damaged and should be replaced as soon as possible.

Tools Required:

  • Toilet Flange Repair Kit
  • Wax Ring or Waxless Ring
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Soft Wobble Wedges®
  • Bucket
  • Sponge or Rag Towel
  • Used Plastic Shopping Bag
  • New Water Supply Line (optional, but often worth replacing)

Instructions:

  1. Turn off water supply.
  2. Empty tank by flushing.
  3. Remove remaining water with sponge. Wring out over bucket.
  4. Remove water line supply from bottom of toilet tank.
  5. Remove nuts from two toilet bolts on side of toilet base.
  6. Pull toilet straight up over bolts and set aside.
  7. Remove old wax ring and clean the surrounding floor and toilet base.
  8. Fill a plastic bag with a rag and stuff it into the drain prevent anything falling into the drain and stop flow of sewer gas.
  9. Remove old toilet flange.
  10. Install new toilet flange with new bolts (don’t try to reuse old bolts).
  11. Install new wax ring into flange.
  12. Lift toilet over bolts and set down squarely.
  13. Thread nuts over bolts and hand-tighten.
  14. Locate the cause of toilet wobble by rocking toilet gently.
  15. Insert one or more Soft Wobble Wedges® near back of toilet base until the wobble is eliminated. One Wobble Wedge® on each side of base normally does the job.
  16. Tighten toilet flange bolts gently until bolt feels snug and toilet is stable.
  17. Trim flange bolts with a hacksaw if needed.
  18. Place bolt caps over bolts.
  19. Trim Soft Wobble Wedges® with one firm stroke of a sharp utility knife.
  20. Caulk toilet base if desired.
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Wobble Wedges For Clocks And Antiques

Antique and clock repair dealers have relied on the standard sized Wobble Wedges® for over 20 years to level, stabilize and support antique furniture and grandfather clocks without compromising the integrity of the piece. More recently, they are beginning to use both the new Mini-Wobble Wedge™ and the new Big-Gap™ Wobble Wedges in both the hard and soft resins.

Use Wobble Wedges® Tapered Shims To:

Level and Stabilize

  • Antique furniture, lamps & appliances
  • Grandfather Clocks

Tighten & Support

  • Tighten joints in antique furniture joinery without glue or fasteners
  • Tighten, level or tilt internal clockworks parts for a more precise fit

Silence Rattles

Reduce rattling, squeaking and creaking caused by loosely jointed or wobbly antiques.

Wobble Wedge® Dealers Partners

Mile Hi Clock Repair

Merritt’s Clock Supply

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Wobble Wedges For Furniture

The original and twice patented Wobble Wedges® are precision engineered furniture levelers.

They are used by furniture dealers and ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture dealers to level and stabilize dressers, entertainment centers, television tables, book cases, file cabinets and other types of furniture when installed on uneven floors or over carpet tack strips in the home or office.

Our furniture shims are available in 4 interlocking sizes in both hard plastic for firm support and easy-to-trim soft plastic for cushioned support.

Use Wobble Wedges® to Level All Types of Furniture

Furniture Leveling Shim

Use Hard Wobble Wedges to even out furniture when installed on uneven floors or over carpet tack strip.

Protective Clamping Pad

Use a Soft Wobble Wedge® as a protective clamping pad when parts need to be drawn together with a bar clamp for assembly.

Soft Gripping Pad

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a gripping pad under furniture that slips too easily across slick floors such as wood or tile.

Floor Protection Pad

Use Soft Wobble Wedges to protect tile, wood or other easily scratched surfaces from heavy furniture.

Self-Cleaning Glue Spreader

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a wood glue spreader. It spreads glue smoothly and evenly. Once dried, simply bend the wedge into an arc and the glue falls off.

Fix Any Wobble…Fill Any Gap

Unfinished and RTA furniture delivery dealers have relied on the standard sized Wobble Wedges for over 20 years to ensure their furniture is stable, plumb and looks great before they leave their customers’ homes.

More recently, they are beginning to use the new Mini-Wobble Wedge™ because they are so small they don’t compete with the beauty of the new furniture. They are also using the BigGap™ Wobble Wedges for tables and other furniture installed outdoors on lawns and in gardens.

Use any one of the four sizes of Wobble Wedges alone or in combination to fix any wobble or fill any size gap. Learn More>

The original and twice patented Wobble Wedges® are precision engineered furniture levelers.

They are used by furniture dealers and ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture dealers to level and stabilize dressers, entertainment centers, television tables, book cases, file cabinets and other types of furniture when installed on uneven floors or over carpet tack strips in the home or office.

Our furniture shims are available in 4 interlocking sizes in both hard plastic for firm support and easy-to-trim soft plastic for cushioned support.

Use Wobble Wedges® to Level All Types of Furniture

Furniture Leveling Shim

Use Hard Wobble Wedges to even out furniture when installed on uneven floors or over carpet tack strip.

Protective Clamping Pad

Use a Soft Wobble Wedge® as a protective clamping pad when parts need to be drawn together with a bar clamp for assembly.

Soft Gripping Pad

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a gripping pad under furniture that slips too easily across slick floors such as wood or tile.

Floor Protection Pad

Use Soft Wobble Wedges to protect tile, wood or other easily scratched surfaces from heavy furniture.

Self-Cleaning Glue Spreader

Use Soft Wobble Wedges as a wood glue spreader. It spreads glue smoothly and evenly. Once dried, simply bend the wedge into an arc and the glue falls off.

Fix Any Wobble…Fill Any Gap

Unfinished and RTA furniture delivery dealers have relied on the standard sized Wobble Wedges for over 20 years to ensure their furniture is stable, plumb and looks great before they leave their customers’ homes.

More recently, they are beginning to use the new Mini-Wobble Wedge™ because they are so small they don’t compete with the beauty of the new furniture. They are also using the BigGap™ Wobble Wedges for tables and other furniture installed outdoors on lawns and in gardens.

Use any one of the four sizes of Wobble Wedges alone or in combination to fix any wobble or fill any size gap. Learn More>

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Fix Problems Fast In The Home

Homemakers love Wobble Wedges® because they make it easy to fix all sorts of problems around the home, patio, garden and garage—quickly and effectively.

Since 1985 homemakers have been keeping a set of Wobble Wedges in their kitchen utility drawer along with their other favorite problem solvers like rubber bands, paper clips, zip lock bags, spare batteries, glue, tape and scissors.

Solve Hundreds of Household Problems Instantly

STABILIZE

  • Wobbly Tables
  • Desks
  • Cabinets
  • Bookshelves
  • Armoires
  • Dressers
  • Antique Furniture
  • Potted Plants
  • Lamps
  • Statues
  • Sculptures

STRAIGHTEN

  • Bookshelves
  • Entertainment centers
  • End Tables
  • Coffee Tables
  • Furniture that sits on the carpet tack strip and leans into the room

LEVEL

  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Cabinets so doors open and shut properly.

Wobble Wedges® Make Do-It-Yourself Jobs Easier

 

Homemakers love Wobble Wedges® because they make it easy to fix all sorts of problems around the home, patio, garden and garage—quickly and effectively.

Since 1985 homemakers have been keeping a set of Wobble Wedges in their kitchen utility drawer along with their other favorite problem solvers like rubber bands, paper clips, zip lock bags, spare batteries, glue, tape and scissors.

Solve Hundreds of Household Problems Instantly

STABILIZE

  • Wobbly Tables
  • Desks
  • Cabinets
  • Bookshelves
  • Armoires
  • Dressers
  • Antique Furniture
  • Potted Plants
  • Lamps
  • Statues
  • Sculptures

STRAIGHTEN

  • Bookshelves
  • Entertainment centers
  • End Tables
  • Coffee Tables
  • Furniture that sits on the carpet tack strip and leans into the room

LEVEL

  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Cabinets so doors open and shut properly.

Wobble Wedges® Make Do-It-Yourself Jobs Easier