Hi, am putting some new magnetic catches on to all my kitchen cupboard
doors. ( the original spring type self-closing hinges are mostly very
Since the door is actually shut when they are pressed together, you cannot
just line them up by sight. Is there any trick for getting the metal plate
lined up 'exactly' opposite the magnet catch?
Most metal plates have a sticky backing, if your does not, add some hot
glue. Install the magnetic catch, place the plate on the magnet and
close the door - press it firmly for a few seconds. Open the door and
your plate will be in position on your door - screw the plate into
jw 1111 wrote:
Usually the plate has a 'pip' on the side that goes against the door inner
face. Screw the magnet to the cupboard, put the plate on the magnet, pip
out. Shut the door and press it into the magnet. Open the door and there
should be a small mark on the back of the door where the pip goes, screw
plate to door.
Mostly what Newfie said. You will notice that most magnetic catches
what you buy have a pointed dimple on the plate. All you have to do
is install the magnet on the shelf, set it to protrude a little bit,
tighten the screws, put the plate on the magnet, and close the door
and press. The dimple will make an indent on the door, so that you
can place it accurately. Then simply bring the magnet back a bit.
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