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Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

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Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

Postby 9fingers » 15 Sep 2020, 13:18

Looking for some experience with the above. The cupboard hinges are old and predate soft close so I'm looking for something to reduce the "slam" noise caused by the rest of the family.

Some seem to fit on the hinge side, others fit on the other side of the frame.
Obviously a lot more leverage on the hinge side types but possibly more discreet

Any advice on which type, brand etc please.

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Re: Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

Postby Woodster » 15 Sep 2020, 13:38

I got rid of some built in wardrobes a while back and they had something similar to these which worked ok

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Re: Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

Postby greeno » 15 Sep 2020, 14:22

I've got soft close in the shed (had some spare) the dampers clip onto the hinge units and I'm forever knocking them off.

Don't know if that's helpful or not!
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Re: Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

Postby 9fingers » 15 Sep 2020, 14:46

Thanks Gents

I don't think my hinges have the attachment hole for the clip on ones but useful to know they have a problem anyway.

I'll look out for some that Woodster mentioned.

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Re: Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

Postby 9fingers » 15 Sep 2020, 15:02

Found them on the evilBay.
£6.69 for 20 inc post from China!

Can't be bad eh?

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Re: Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

Postby MJ80 » 15 Sep 2020, 20:52

Bob,
What hinges are already on? if you are using standard 35mm then it should be a straight swap for something. Hettich, Blum have built in damping pistons.
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Re: Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

Postby 9fingers » 15 Sep 2020, 21:04

MJ80 wrote:Bob,
What hinges are already on? if you are using standard 35mm then it should be a straight swap for something. Hettich, Blum have built in damping pistons.


Yes they are 35mm but far too many to scrap and just fit new integrated ones. They also date from mid 80s so the carcass end might be different by now.
A quick mental count up suggests 20 doors

I found a source of retrofit pistons ones on ebay £6.69 for 20 delivered from PRC

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Re: Retrofit kitchen cupboard door dampers

Postby MJ80 » 15 Sep 2020, 21:26

check the mounting plate holes, they should be on the standard drilling pattern and distance from edge of the cabinet.
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