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Forum topic by notdan posted 10-14-2018 08:02 PM 472 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-14-2018 08:02 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cabinets hinges

Sorry if this is off topic but I figure one of you will know the answer. I’m trying to replace hinges on my kitchen cabinets. I found some that were very close, and exactly fit, but the way the old ones bolt on (instead of screw into) doesn’t exactly match. See the image below, the new one is on the right. I have all of the insert pieces but I can’t reuse the bolt off the old hinge because it doesn’t remove from the hinge (it rotates but has some tabs that keep it from coming out of the hinge). What do I need to be able to use these new hinges? (The black thing is hard to see in the last picture but it slides into the groove on the cabinet door and the hinge bolts into it)

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#1 posted 10-14-2018 10:38 PM

Interesting. I’ve never seen that method of attachment before. Unless you can find an exact match with the same bolt, I think you have only two choices: 1. Make some wood plugs to match the recesses in the doors and glue them in place. Then attach the new hinges with wood screws. 2. Drill a hole in the new hinges (hopefully it is not too close to the smaller screw hole) for a replacement bolt of the same length. It would not need to be “captured” in the hinge. Hope this helps.

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#2 posted 10-14-2018 10:51 PM

Is that retaining ring a snap ring? You may be able to remove it.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#3 posted 10-15-2018 03:13 AM

I’ve decided this isn’t something standard. The black slide in piece looks ‘cut’, like someone made all of these. Made some wood plugs to slide in per ‘bilyo’ suggestion and that worked fine. What seemed to work as well and a little easier was hammering the bolt out of the old hinge, drilling the new hinge to match the bolt, and countersinking. Went in just like the old ones did. Thanks for the help!

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