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cgfetch 01-29-2013 04:11 PM

Reattaching cabinet doors in metal / brick
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I have 4 under the counter cabinet doors that need to be reattached. The old hinges have literally fallen apart. My first problem is finding the right type of hinge. The cabinet doors are made of solid wood, and are partially inset (3/8"). I think a hinge like this one would work.

Here's my bigger problem. The counter is made of brick. the openings for the so-called cabinets are wrapped in 1/8" hard metal. How can I attach these hinges to the metal? I assume I'll need to drill holes. What type of drill bit would I need, and at what diameter? Do I need to thread these holes? Do I need to use really short screws, or should I drill straight into the brick? Or would something like liquid nails alone be able to hold the weight? Any thoughts you may have would be greatly appreciated.

cgfetch 02-02-2013 01:28 PM

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The old hinges were not attached to the brick in any way. The broken brick in the picture is just a coincidence. There were small holes drilled and threaded, the hinges were held on by very short screws. So I drilled 4 mm holes and tapped them. I used 4 mm machine screws to attach the new hinges. 1 down, 3 to go. Thanks for your advice.

cgfetch 02-03-2013 08:02 PM

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Thank you.

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