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Old 11-24-2018, 04:12 PM   #1
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Medicine cabinet door wonít stay open

Our International has a ceiling attached medicine cabinet (1st picture, opened) with an external pivot hinge (2nd picture) on both ends for the cabinet door which has a mirror.

It is annoying that the medicine cabinet door cannot be made to stay open, as is the case for the galley storage bins in a Flying Cloud for example (which have a different hinge mechanism).

Has anyone “upgraded” their medicine cabinet and its unique pivot hinge with some kind of mechanism to keep it open? I have wrapped a cord around the door to keep it open as temporary solution—not very pretty.

If you have found a solution it would be much appreciated!
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:58 PM   #2
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https://www.rtacabinetstore.com/RTA-...es-soft-close/
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:01 PM   #3
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Hereís the fix.
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:06 PM   #4
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https://www.cabinetparts.com/c/hinge...and-flap-stays
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:40 PM   #5
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Yep easy to do and works great.
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Single strut works great - keeps mirror up and out of the way. Only one needed and easy to install. There a a few threads on this on the forums.
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Old 11-25-2018, 05:50 AM   #8
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Single strut works great - keeps mirror up and out of the way. Only one needed and easy to install. There a a few threads on this on the forums.


Can you link to that strut so we can find it - thanks!
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:10 AM   #9
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Looks like a great fix to an annoying problem.

Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:13 AM   #10
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Correct me if I am wrong, but when I looked at the strut solution, it is made to get the cabinet door to 99 degrees from the base cabinet. The problem is that the base cabinet is tilted so that opening the cabinet door to 99 degrees does not get it to horizontal with the floor. If you are tall, it puts the open door right in the middle of my forehead.
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Old 11-25-2018, 06:21 AM   #11
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Can you link to that strut so we can find it - thanks!
The new search function in the blue box above works great! Here are the results for "medicine cabinet door strut" --

https://www.google.com/search?q=medi...=airforums.com

. . . with many products linked in those threads, like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Lift-Supports...p_4%3AStabilus

Good luck,

Peter

PS -- billrector, by choosing the correct strut length, and mounting it in a good location, you should be able to get the door into any position you want, when it is open.
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Old 11-25-2018, 09:36 AM   #12
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Has anyone converted that cabinet to a pair of sliding, mirrored, doors? If so how did you do it?
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This solution from Sugatsune works for us:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKFSX88
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