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Old 03-09-2014, 06:47 PM   #1
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Upper Cabinet hinges

K - was looking at the cabinet hinges to take some play out of them (they 'droop' a bit when not closed)

From the pic below,
know I can take the screws on top and bottom off to remove complete hinge,

but is it the back screw I back off to release just the door part of the hinge ?

What are the other screws for ? adjustment ? tightening?

Would tightening down the screws make it a more solid feeling ?

thanks in advance...
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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Google "How to adjust cabinet hinges" and they show how to adjust them. Very easy to do.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:41 PM   #3
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The other screw is to move the door side to side. So if your door isn't "plumb" you can adjust that screw.
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The two screws provide 2-axis adjustment. When adjusting observe what moves for each screw. On my Redwood one screw changes the gap/spacing of the door outward in inward while the other changes the gap where the two doors meet in the center. I have similar adjustable hinges at home which have three screws so that the in addition to in/out and tilt to gap another screw adjust the vertical spacing of each door. One day at Home Depot I reviewed these type of hinges and was surprised to find that there were different types of adjustments that the 2-screw (two different hinges that looked similar) could make. Could be worth the time to do a dry run on an eye level/easy to work with door. You Tube could also be a source for observing how to adjust these hinges.
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