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    • thisisthecount
    • By thisisthecount 2nd Dec 19, 9:43 PM
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    Quick Release brackets?
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 9:43 PM
    Quick Release brackets? 2nd Dec 19 at 9:43 PM
    Does anyone know how best to replace two screws with some kind of simple quick-release brackets as inside this cupboard sit our electric fuse board and undoing the screws each time, especially when I'm not around is a nightmare! any ideas?

    https://i.ibb.co/kDtDnQ0/cupboard-electrics.jpg


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    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 2nd Dec 19, 9:57 PM
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    Do you care what it looks like?

    Some Google terms

    Drop lock fastener.
    1/4 turn fasteners.(will took the same if you use crosshead)
    Quick release.
    • thisisthecount
    • By thisisthecount 2nd Dec 19, 10:56 PM
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    Hi, thanks for this, I can see roughly how this work but unsure of how I would fit it. Essentially I will need to find a deep enough bolt, but can't see how I would secure the bolt on the side to stop it spinning?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/112561044181?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=710-134428-41853-0&mkcid=2&itemid=112561044181&targetid=52257755446 3&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1006984&poi=&campa ignid=7412990551&mkgroupid=76068633970&rlsatarget= pla-522577554463&abcId=1139356&merchantid=113465439&gc lid=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7e71OFtNXosFogdKjpaCz _3UwVJkvTAQBEpe1OyUpmKVQo-6OzZN3kaAnkgEALw_wcB
    • B_G_B
    • By B_G_B 2nd Dec 19, 11:05 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 11:05 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 11:05 PM
    Magnetic door catches.

    Like these...
    https://www.sdslondon.co.uk/magnetic-catches/flush-magnetic-door-catch-2-kg.html?campaign=1947948648&content=382344260307&k eyword=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7dv_Y-ruDFFXLs99z6Ydq08ubFHrFDGcW20gdRcPOsvzep-P48VuDcaAtHJEALw_wcB

    or these

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=magnetic+door+catches&adgrpid=56121176354&gcli d=Cj0KCQiAiZPvBRDZARIsAORkq7d6I3q_3t5f2nY5P--Ys6h1CyLH7L3OUDm3-1AIHwZU2sCxovIMYo0aAsJxEALw_wcB&hvadid=25905432134 1&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9045752&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqm t=e&hvrand=13263947855796006324&hvtargid=kwd-304211325532&hydadcr=28177_1821109&!!!!!googhydr-21&ref=pd_sl_919r2b28ry_e
    • thisisthecount
    • By thisisthecount 2nd Dec 19, 11:25 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 11:25 PM
    not sure those magentic ones will work as its really heavy, plus theres no hinge on one size. This pieces of board literally pushing into a frame and then you have to screw those screws top left and right. I think the Drop lock fastenets might work but no idea how you secure the nut on the inside as its just wooden frame
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    • By FreeBear 2nd Dec 19, 11:51 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 19, 11:51 PM
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    Dzus fasteners have been my "go to" solution when fixing panels. Failing that, a couple of thumb screws would do the job - You can get captive nuts designed to grip on to wood.
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    • By Shaun of the Dead 3rd Dec 19, 8:19 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 19, 8:19 AM
    How about button fixings?

    Pop on pull off and a firm fixing.
    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 3rd Dec 19, 8:43 AM
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    How abut something like this

    - as long as you have something at the bottom of the door to stop it dropping (a small ledge, or even a couple of nail-sized stoppers), you rest the door on the bottom stop, pivot it into position, then use two of these fasteners to secure the door?

    Here is another, smaller one.

    - Looks like "lock toggle catch", or similar, covers the descriptor.
    Last edited by dunroving; 03-12-2019 at 9:00 AM.
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    • Norman Castle
    • By Norman Castle 3rd Dec 19, 9:37 AM
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    A single fixing centrally at the top would be quicker. How often do you need to open it?
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    • thisisthecount
    • By thisisthecount 3rd Dec 19, 7:08 PM
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    How abut something like this

    - as long as you have something at the bottom of the door to stop it dropping (a small ledge, or even a couple of nail-sized stoppers), you rest the door on the bottom stop, pivot it into position, then use two of these fasteners to secure the door?

    Here is another, smaller one.

    - Looks like "lock toggle catch", or similar, covers the descriptor.
    Originally posted by dunroving
    Excellent, I do have a ledge already at the bottom so this could work! 👍
    • jk0
    • By jk0 3rd Dec 19, 10:33 PM
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    Could you pivot it at one side & use kitchen cupboard door hinges? (Is the door thick enough to have the piece set into it?)
    • thisisthecount
    • By thisisthecount 3rd Dec 19, 10:37 PM
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    not really, its basically a framed door which fits into an aperture.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 5th Dec 19, 6:34 AM
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    not sure those magentic ones will work as its really heavy, plus theres no hinge on one size. This pieces of board literally pushing into a frame and then you have to screw those screws top left and right. I think the Drop lock fastenets might work but no idea how you secure the nut on the inside as its just wooden frame
    Originally posted by thisisthecount

    What does it screw into now?
    the usual solution to stripped threads it inset nuts
    (great for repairing chipboard fixings)


    You can get 1/4 turn furniture fixings.
    cam lock nuts and dowels.
    • Mistral001
    • By Mistral001 5th Dec 19, 1:57 PM
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    Traditional roller catches might do the job:

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/roller-cabinet-catch-zinc-plated-32-x-25mm-10-pack/27007?tc=NA1&ds_kid=92700022061891571&ds_rl=124168 7&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1244072&ds_rl=1247848&ds_rl= 1245250&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_NLz1dSe5gIVAbDtCh3IBgsW EAQYAyABEgKwoPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
    • ianto11
    • By ianto11 5th Dec 19, 2:09 PM
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    What about These or These ?
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