Gotta install question. Stock #00k50.90 and #00k50.95 - Door dampers.
What is the recommended install position of these?
I only have one shot at it as these are non adjustable :-(
I assume the install would be the damper in the recessed position to where
the door should be positioned when closed? Or slightly back of that?
You might mention to who ever makes them to make them forward/reverse
SH - The "adjustable makes me less nervous" woodworker
Not Rob but I've played with the Salice sales sample and it
has it installed towards the hinge edge of the door.
There's less of a tendency for the door to come slamming
against the dampener hard with that location.
You must be talking about an inset door. With an overlay
door you have an eighth of an inch between the back of the
door and the face of the cabinet edge. I'd say that the
dimension you want is door thickness plus an eighth. If you
go more (a sixteenth) it won't hurt.
The best thing you can do is make a block with a lip on one
edge and a drill pattern to match with the offset already
compensated for. Then you just go door to door. Oh yeah,
'speriment with one first.
I don't know who makes the ones Lee Valley is selling but
here at KeeterKitchen Y2K plus V we're installing the
Salice. Blum also has them. Truth is, they all look like
the ones Lee Valley is selling.
In other words, get the LV.
Yep, I forgot to mention they are inset. The face frame thickness is 3/4 ,
the doors are 5/8" heavy which would put the shelves an eighth or so back
from where the door is shut. I had planned on mounting the dampner on the
under side of the shelf. That is where I was curious on how far back to
Ahhhh. That makes sense. Here is what I suspect you'll
find. They are slotted. At least all the hardware I see
now-a-days is. Here's also what I think you'll find. You
can mount them too far out in which case the door won't
close all the way. I don't think you'll have a problem if
you were to mount them too far in (by a sixteenth) because
of the amount of plunge travel. In other words, I suspect
the plunge travel will be something like 1/2" and if you
were to come away with 7/16" all would be good.
At least that's what I'm arm chair injineering from here.
Please do a short write up on what happens/your impressions.
I'm getting tired of hearing cabinet doors slam (Claire, age
10) and all and St. Soozan wants the dampeners and as I've
alluded to before, they are slicker than dog snot.
I couldn't figure out what you were talking about with the term Salice. I
finally opened one of the packages last night and there was a Salice dampner
in there. How does LV do it? ;-)
I did a mock up last night and gotter figgerd out. I won't bloviate here
but those dampners work wonders!
SH - The "and I thought sliced bread was cool" woodworker
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