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Forum topic by Rblumberjack posted 03-13-2016 01:37 AM 483 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2016 01:37 AM

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Hello- I have 22 inch ball bearing slides. With rear mounting brackets. My depth from face frame to the rear bracket is 23.5 inches. How do I get that 22inch slide to rest in that face frame and screw it in? My drawers are only 21inches. My slides are full extension. I am replacing old expoxy slides. Someone please help…

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#1 posted 03-13-2016 02:32 AM

The slides are too long. They need to match the drawer (20” in this case).

Mount the front of the carcase slide flush to the face frame. The rear (if near a panel) mounts on a cleat you previously installed or to the back with a bracket.


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#2 posted 03-13-2016 02:45 AM

The slides aren’t too long, as long as you have holes to screw it to the drawer. I’ve used longer slides many times. The front of the guide will screw into the face frame, you just have to make sure the rear mounting bracket reaches the back. You may have to build up the back with some blocks.
It would help to know what brand and type guide you’re using, then a better answer can be given.

You can also forgo the back bracket and build out the side with a block the same thickness as your face frame hangs over then screw it into the side block
Example: Your face frame hangs over your side 3/4”, make a side block 3/4” and build out the sides wherever you need to to screw it.

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#3 posted 03-13-2016 02:57 AM

Exactly. Add some blocks in the back to fill up the space so that the front of the slides will be flush with front of the face frame.

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