What are two main parts of a magnetic catch?
A magnetic catch usually refers to a piece of hardware on a cabinetry door. The piece actually comes in two parts, one fitting on the door, and a second piece inside the door. The pieces are magnetized, so that when they come together, they firmly close the door without very much effort.
What are ball catches?
A ball catch door is a door with a ball catch mechanism mounted on the top or side and hidden from view. The ball catch mechanism consists of a spring-loaded ball that catches and holds the door closed. Ball catch doors are generally used indoors.
How does a magnetic catch work on a cupboard?
The catch is fitted to the side of the cupboard with a small steel plate (exactly like a magnetic catch, above) fitted to the door. The catch has a retaining clip in its body so when the door is pushed against it, the magnet holds the door in place.
Where do you put the magnetic latch on a cupboard?
The first job is to position the magnetic section of the catch in place. Normally, this will go at the base of the cupboard, in the corner on the opposite side of the hinges. Whether you place it on the base or at the top is entirely up to you.
What’s the best way to open a magnetic door?
Insert the drill bit in to the drill and drill out your pilot holes, being careful not to drill too deep and go right through the cabinet. About 8-10mm should be more than deep enough. Position the catch back in place and take one of the screws and push it through the catch and in to one of your pilot holes.
What kind of catches do I need for my gas spring?
We look at magnetic catches, soft closing hinges and damper buffers, roller catches, push-to-open catches, ball cabinet catches, toggle cabinet catches, turn button catches, and fanlight catches. We also look at how gas spring stays work. Don’t want to do this job yourself? Let us help you find a tradesman local to you