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    Default Retrofit soft close mechanism for kitchen drawers

    Hi

    Wonder if anyone has tried this retrofit soft close mechanism (or something similar) for kitchen drawers - Amazon.com: Soft-closing System for Drawers Hydraulic Slow Closing Adapter for Drawer or Sliding Doors: Everything Else

    I can't quite see how it is fitted - does it slide in-between the drawer steel side and the side of the cabinet or fit underneath the drawer?

    Thanks

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    Hi Tims,
    The pistion is screwed to the cupboard, and the pin to the draw bottom. When the draw is nearly closed the pin engages the piston and hey presto soft close. Not as solid in their construction as a dedicated soft close unit, but they work quite well.

    I would just buy one and make sure that it will adapt to your draws.

    Cheers Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by some_cs_student View Post
    *checks if kids are watching before clicking - phew its OK*.
    Well, I wasn't quite sure where that link would send me.

    That product looks pretty good. For $20 (for 10 units) it's worth a try.

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    Wondering if anyone has recently ordered or been able to contact tim-and-tina to check these are still available? I asked a question about availability on their blog but the post never appeared so I assume it was never read/moderated/approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    Wondering if anyone has recently ordered or been able to contact tim-and-tina to check these are still available? I asked a question about availability on their blog but the post never appeared so I assume it was never read/moderated/approved.
    personally i think this is a somewhat cross referenced way of self promotion through starting a thread and answering from another poster
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    Quote Originally Posted by arms View Post
    personally i think this is a somewhat cross referenced way of self promotion through starting a thread and answering from another poster
    That doesn't mean they don't work.

    And every time you post you use the forum to advertise your business in your sig. Is there really any difference?

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    i was making a comment not an accusation . if that is the case then announcing the mechanism to the forum would have been sufficient ,and as an aside i offer information to the forumites that they seek and cant get from mainstream sources and if business comes my way well and good if not i get the warm and fuzzy satisfaction that i have helped someone on the path
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    BTW the mods checked the original tim-and-tina post and were satisfied there was nothing untoward

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3nov8or View Post
    BTW the mods checked the original tim-and-tina post and were satisfied there was nothing untoward

    so did i and there are similar items that do the same function on the market ,but the weekend warriors wouldnt know that .but they do now
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    The tim-and-tina type things don't work for drawers - I tried. They need the heavy spring of the cabinet door hinge to push the piston in. I found the the piston tended to stop the drawer slam but the drawer remained open slightly as the gravity system of the drawer slide wasn't sufficient to fully close it (if that makes sense). Of course you can always push the drawer home manually. I dunno about the amazon ones...worth a try.

    cheers
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    Get in touch with Teckform, they have a Ferrari mechanisims that works for solid drawers and the Blum Metabox style runners. Pretty cheap too.

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