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Old 08-18-2015, 06:25 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, 06:30 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, 06:36 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, 06:48 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, 06:58 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, 07:20 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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Old 08-18-2015, 07:23 PM   #7
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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, 06:39 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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Old 08-19-2015, 07:55 PM   #11
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Maybe some velcro?? I'll check the area for support also.
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Old 08-19-2015, 08:48 PM   #12
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On my 19 I just put a piece of metal I had that was about 1/2 long and 1/4 wide that had a small hole near the end, it was screwed into the wood just above the door and would loosely hang over the door. That would lock the door closed but easy to move to push to unlatch the door.
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:07 PM   #13
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So how do you open it? There's no space even to get a finger nail in and if it can't push it in how do you get it pop open?

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The small tab hangs loosely down over the door, move it out of the way with one finger while pressing on the door to open it normally. To close the door , just move the tab over while closing the door. Worked great for nearly three years. I now have to go through my junk to find another for the 21.
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The small tab hangs loosely down over the door, move it out of the way with one finger while pressing on the door to open it normally. To close the door , just move the tab over while closing the door. Worked great for nearly three years. I now have to go through my junk to find another for the 21.
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This answer wins my vote.
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:17 PM   #16
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Sort of like these....

https://www.lowes.ca/storm-door-hard..._g1195613.html
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Old 08-19-2015, 11:13 PM   #17
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Thanks Jack, actually my question was directed at using VHB to keep the panel from popping open. Your post just jumped in between his post and mine.

I've used your solution on other items and it's probably the simplest. Gravity always works. And if it doesn't we've got bigger things to worry about.

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:09 AM   #18
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The small tab hangs loosely down over the door, move it out of the way with one finger while pressing on the door to open it normally. To close the door , just move the tab over while closing the door. Worked great for nearly three years. I now have to go through my junk to find another for the 21.
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Simple solutions to "problems" like this keep me addicted to this forum. Thanks for a great yet simple solution to the problem of the falling converter door.
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I like these and could see them used for multiple applications. Thanks!
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Hopefully some one can obtain these and mail in an envelope to other members, I can find a screw, but for postage I'd get one. Something to bring to next years rally, maybe 10-15 of them to hand out, just thinking outside the box, wait, these belong on the box....converter that is...
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