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Posted on Longevity of compact cup hinges for face frame cabs ?

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#1 posted 05-07-2018 05:45 PM

If you mount them properly then the compact hinges will be just as durable as the full size with the adapter plate. For starters, use adequate fasteners. That would be #8 screws that are as long as your face frame will allow. Any face frame will let you go in 1”, probably most can accommodate a 1-1/2” or longer screw. The smaller #6×5/8 are for screwing the cup to the door. Also on taller sections of the cabinet like the uppers, use three hinges. The shorter doors like those under the sink are fine with two.

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