Originally Posted by BobAndStella
I really wanted to do this; but discovered that the height of this cabinet on our 2017 FBT FC is only 8 1/4Ē. So it wonít work. Still looking for a similar solution.
We also have a smaller cabinet in our 2017 FC25 FBQ - the struts will work they just have to be attached a little further back into the cabinet. You can see from my picture the first location closer to the front of the cabinet; the piston closed on itself when attached there and would not allow the door to swing shut. The further back location for the base works perfectly.
Came across a video on general installation of struts recommending the piston extend from the bottom so that there is a little dampening effect as the door swings upwards. Attached at the door and then used a block of wood against the extended piston to find the sweet spot where the piston will compress but still allow the door to close fully. This door is so light that only on piston is needed from what I can tell.
Now need advice on how to plug the holes from the mistaken first location. Or just keep our barware up there and you canít see it . . .