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Offline BJM9818

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Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« on: April 05, 2018, 08:15 PM »
Have an issue with a cabinet install. Kitchen designer thought 144” of back wall cabinets  in a U shaped lay out would be a perfect fit for a 144” exact measured wall in a 120 year old house. I got the cabinets in but this one corner cabinet door is out of alignment. Before I go crazy looking to replace the hinges these got a little beat up during the install.

Thanks.

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 08:48 PM »
It's a Blum 170º clip top, problem is where is the mounting plate?

https://www.amazon.com/Blum-Degree-Face-Frame-Hinge/dp/B002MMQM4M

Tom

Offline Alex

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 02:35 AM »
problem is where is the mounting plate?

In your link under the picture it says it is sold separatley.

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 04:33 AM »
Difficult to be completely sure from the photo; it looks like a Blum 170 but can't be sure whether it is the right type for that cabinet. The cabinets look like euro overlay, and the 170 linked is for face frame cabinets.

If it euro overlay, and it *is* a Blum 170 for overlay applications, then it's possible it's using a 0 degree inline plate which is maybe why we can't see it. Better photos would help.

But what's the actual problem? Is it adjustment or do you need to replace it?


Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2018, 07:52 AM »
problem is where is the mounting plate?

In your link under the picture it says it is sold separatley.

I was referring to the original picture. Garry is probably correct it's an inline plate, forgot about this style as they're pretty rare in my area.

Tom

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 09:16 AM »
The Blum hinges that I have used have the model number on them somewhere. Look the whole thing over....... front , back , inside, bottom of cup.


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Offline Cheese

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 10:15 AM »
If I remember correctly, Blum hinges are marked on the underside of the hinge or on the underside of the cup.

http://ahturf.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=26941_21232_269_677

Offline pixelated

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 01:54 PM »
The one I have is marked "Blum" on the arm, near the cup, with a part number on the back side of the cup.
https://www.blum.com/us/en/01/20/30/

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 02:10 PM »
I always contact a Blum supplier like M&D online just send them a picture of the hinge and code job done.
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Offline BJM9818

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2018, 01:19 AM »
Thanks everybody. My issue is this one corner cabinet got a little tweaked while I was trying to wedge it in. The customer was pushing to get the job done and tried to make this poor design by the kitchen designer work.  I should have immediately just stopped and let the owner and designer deal with her bad measuring in retrospect. Omega frameless acrylic that are held together with dowels and a little glue. IKEA makes sturdier stuff and these weren’t cheap.

This pic is of one of the two doors attached together  that are on this cabinet this one door will not align properly in relation to the cabinet to the left.  I’m
Thinking of buying three new hinges and going that route Before I tear out this cabinet and have the designer make me one a few inches smaller along with a filler.

Here is a pic of what anchors to the cabinet

Offline jmbfestool

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Re: Help me identify what Blum hinge.
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2018, 02:15 AM »
They are called clip top mounting plates.  The one you have is straight horizontal

I use them all the time they look slick and have easy vertical adjustment.

I doubt you have damaged them replacing them won’t do anything. 

 Nice thing about them is if you messed up with hinge positions you can revert back to cruciform mounting plates and have second attempt at positioning mounting plate without seeing any fixing holes from previous mounting plate.   Only do this if your out by a few mm of course.
If your problem is height adjustment then that’s the way to go.


Is that a 0+ plate?  You can get different offsets.  If your problem is door won’t adjust across enough then offset mounting plate could help.

If problem is you door won’t come in or out enough then again you need to change mounting plate to the cruciform so you can move hinge in or out a few mm.

If you really think the hinges are damaged then maybe swap the hinges with another unit to check before getting some more.


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