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Old 08-18-2015, 07:25 PM   #1
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Keeps popping open overtime someone sits at the dinette. Any suggestions
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:30 PM   #2
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Keeps popping open overtime someone sits at the dinette. Any suggestions
Ours does the same thing. I'm considering either low-tech painter tape (easy release adhesive) or high-tech magnet (coin shaped neodymium).

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Old 08-18-2015, 07:36 PM   #3
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Ours does the same thing. I'm considering either low-tech painter tape (easy release adhesive) or high-tech magnet (coin shaped neodymium).

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Magnet works well. Most hobby shops have the rare earth types. I also use them for locating the staples ETI uses in the cabinetry to find out where the framing is located.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:48 PM   #4
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Hi: All... Great rare earth magnets avail. at Lee Valley Tools Lee Valley Tools Some of the greatest tools and supplies available. Alf
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:58 PM   #5
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Take a post it note,and fold it a couple times and wedge it in the top - voila! Problem solved.
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Old 08-18-2015, 08:20 PM   #6
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My wife keeps muttering about how it's always popping open. Really must get around to looking at it someday, if I have time. Actually I have a couple of rare earth magnets kicking around, sounds like an easy fix.

Alf, there's two kinds of DIY'eers. The upper crust ones who shop at Lee Valley and the rest of us who shop at Busy Bee or Princess Auto.

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I'm happy to say that ours never pops that I remember ... but I did rebuild the frame work to stiffen it up.
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I have some magnets, when you figure out how to mount them post the solution.
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:39 PM   #9
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I have some magnets, when you figure out how to mount them post the solution.
I have some magnets also but I don't think I'll be using them.

One, glued to the door in the right spot so that it held onto the bolt head would definitely hold the door in place. But it would destroy the ability to open the cover by "push and release." So then you'd have to add a knob to open. Oh well, further investigation required.

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I have some magnets also but I don't think I'll be using them.

One, glued to the door in the right spot so that it held onto the bolt head would definitely hold the door in place. But it would destroy the ability to open the cover by "push and release." So then you'd have to add a knob to open. Oh well, further investigation required.

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My favorite method - a bit of VHB (double sided) tape works well.
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