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Forum topic by rrdesigns posted 09-17-2009 02:21 AM 647 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rrdesigns

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09-17-2009 02:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: soss invisible hinges hinge trouble

Anybody familiar with Soss Invisible Hinges? I’m trying to hang a curved door (in a curved cabinet) and have a pressure point I can’t find. The door won’t quite close. Any suggestions?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs


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#1 posted 09-17-2009 03:57 AM

Hi beth
Im fairly familer to soss hinges, you say cabinet so Im guessing the smaller size? for lack of a better term the flanged version or the drill in? but really shouldnt matter, Ive sat here and thought about it for a good while, I can only guess, everything is square Im sure, dont think the hinge should be on any part of the curve, that would have the hinges fighting against each other and could cause it to bind up. wish I could be more help but without being there Im just guessing, I do know soss is a good hinge, works pretty smooth.

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#2 posted 09-17-2009 03:59 AM

They can be tough to Aline particularly on curved work. My only thought is if you carefully Aline them then possibly the holes were not true.

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 01:41 PM

Try opening and closing it while putting carbon paper in each area. it will show where the door is pinching.

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#4 posted 09-18-2009 12:57 AM

I figured out what the problem was. Because the cabinet and the door are curved, the hinges needed to be able to close beyond a 180ยบ line, which they, by design, could not. The problem had nothing to do with the way I installed them. I am switching to Brusso pivot hinges which should remedy my troubles. Thanks for the troubleshooting tips.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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