Lid Support Installation Question

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Forum topic by Dave1953 posted 04-18-2018 06:33 PM 525 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2018 06:33 PM

I have a question about installing Woodcraft Lid Supports. I have a trash can storage unit I built that I am trying to use the left and right Woodcraft supports that fit in box, back mount. The lid closes at an angle that is more than ninety degrees. The top is slopped down. See picture attached. I used the instructions but cannot get tension on the lid to support the lid for a soft close.

Any suggestions?



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#1 posted 04-19-2018 05:29 PM

You pictures only show the supports and not the application.
Having used those on toy box lids my first guess is that your lid is too heavy for them. As I recall them come with a weight rating that you can calculate, so recheck that.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 04-19-2018 06:16 PM

Thanks Les

There are two pictures, the second pic shows the trash can box I am using the lid supports on.

I am going to check the weight of the lid and do the calculation to see if the lid is too heavy for this application.


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#3 posted 04-22-2018 01:23 PM

Dave – if you have not solved your hinge problem yet, here is what I just used on a big box
to close the lid quietly, softly and safely. it is the same style of pneumatic lift on a car hatch lid.
I admit, it was not my first choice, but, after getting it installed, I am very pleased with the setup.
(not my box in the photo ~ just an example).

I bought a pair off of E-Bay for $16 with very fast and free delivery. they come in different sizes
that support different weights. just do the search for them.

Pneumatic Lift/Close Lid Support for Cabinet Doors, Toy Chest, Foot Lockers, etc.



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#4 posted 04-23-2018 02:52 PM

Thanks John,

This looks like exactly what I need since the lids on the trash box weigh 11 lbs and are 33 inches from back to front.

I appreciate your help.


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