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Softclose/rare earth mag setup

12/27/18       
Gerald Pawlyk Member

I am in need of some guidance from our community. I have a kitchen I am working on that has typical face frame construction and butt hinges. we want to use the Salice soft close, (light resistance), with a rare earth magnet to hold in place. I am having a hard time finding the correct setup. I have 2.79 lb pull force magnets in the edges of cabinet and a steel washer in the edge of the door. the issues I am having is on cabinets with two doors when you close the one open door it pushes the close door open, so I thought....., I would slow down the door and add the soft close. the soft close prevents the door, (that you are trying to close), from closing I am thinking I need to swap out the steel washer to a magnet? has anyone had any luck with this type of set up?

thank you all in advance for your help

12/27/18       #3: Softclose/rare earth mag setup ...
MarkB Member

Assuming your talking face frame full inset. Everytime we have tried to play around with any magnet option its a nightmare. Too many variables with magnet strength, door width, and so on. I would think your best option would be to integrate a positive physical stop if you need it (rebate with an applied stop on the FF) and just go with the soft close.

People dont seem to like the feel of having to overcome the force of a door held closed with a magnet. To me it brings back the memory of the old mag catches from the 70's even if its unseen.

I dont really see the need for the magnet if your using soft close but I could see the need for a positive stop.

12/27/18       #4: Softclose/rare earth mag setup ...
Gerald Pawlyk Member

Yes it is a full inset, the main reason is one door pushes the other open when closing do to "air lock" see attached
unfortunately the Architect is dead set on this set up i have spent more time and money then expected....:(

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Gerald Pawlyk Member

Dah....wrong video

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Gerald Pawlyk Member

here is the correct one

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Gerald Pawlyk Member

here is the correct one

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12/28/18       #8: Softclose/rare earth mag setup ...
Dennis Bean  Member

Website: http://www.saliceamerica.com

Hi Gerald

Depending on the type of butt hinges here, Hafele has a setup using the Salice soft close and a special wood housing that is designed to work with exposed, traditional hinges. Wood housing is prefinished or natural. I don't recall the name of the thing but your Hafele rep will know. This might be a solution.

Happy New Year.

Dennis

Please excuse any typos....on my phone right now. 🙄

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