With half overlay hinge, how to solve the collision when cupboard open?
By Kingwen Liang
This is the question from a friend online at eleven o’clock.
F(for friend ): Hello, here is the question, the two cupboards of the cabinet share the side panel, using the half overlay cabinet soft close hinge, but when I open one of the cupboard, it will hit the other, so, how to solve the problem? The gap of the two doors is about 2 to 3mm.
Kingwen Liang: About the question, firstly we should consider whether the door is too thick (Now many people use the 25mm cupboard), if you choose the ordinary 18mm kitchen soft closehinge, then the collision is inevitable, because the door is too thick, its corners will produce an arc. If this is the issue, I suggest you to use the hinge which is made for the thick cupboard. The holes of thick door hinge are generally 40mm, 5mm longer than regular hinge, within using the thick door hinge, can be very good to avoid the angle problem caused by the door is too thick. Secondly, if it is only the ordinary 15mm or 18mm cupboard, and the door hinge is the conventional product ,then you can try to down the adjusting screw a little bit, about 1mm or 2mm on both sides, it may can solve the problem.(You can see how to adjust on the picture above)
Note: Half overlay hinge, the so-called half-cover hinge, hinge in bending; the ordinary thickness is 9mm.
PS: I got a message below in nine thirty on 23th, September, 2008
Thank you a lot. The door is too thick indeed, and it is aluminum frame doors. I have replaced the half overlay removable hinge to the half overlay ordinary hinge, then the problem solved. Thank you very much, I often read your blog, throughout your blog , I have a better understanding of cupboard soft close hinge, and have been interested in it, hope can be your agent in the future.