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Offline Spandex

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2022, 04:58 PM »
That’s a very specific example that doesn’t apply to the OPs question though. For the doors he’s talking about, and the two handle positions he’s considering, the ergonomic differences are small enough not to be an issue.

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Offline afish

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2022, 05:11 PM »
I get the ergo. point but I do agree with spandex the doors in question are not large doors and are light, easy to open.  Plus the handle would be pretty much in the same location just oriented differently.  Having a handle in a bad spot vs. a good spot is a different story ergonomically.  The whole H vs. V orientation being more ergonomic is somewhat subjective too similar to the Kapex vs. dewalt miter saw handle. A vertical handle like on the Kapex is not my fav.  I much prefer the horz. style handle on the Dewalt.  Not sure if that influenced my decision but I have opened and closed these doors many times already and I highly doubt the vertical handle would make any difference to me at least from an ergonomic standpoint.   

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2022, 05:38 PM »
Thanks, thats the way im leaning as well.  Blum makes a restrictor clip I just need to locate the right one.

Restrictor clips, I'm assuming from the style of cabinets you have clip top hinges.

70T3553.

I find to install them easily, remove the hinge completely.



Tom




Offline Packard

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2022, 05:42 PM »
For opening a cabinet door, horizontal or vertical seems of little concern. 

But for closing the door, I think the vertical position encourages using the handle rather than just palming the door shut.  The horizontal position does not do the same (for me).

Offline afish

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2022, 06:07 PM »
Thanks, thats the way im leaning as well.  Blum makes a restrictor clip I just need to locate the right one.

Restrictor clips, I'm assuming from the style of cabinets you have clip top hinges.

70T3553.

I find to install them easily, remove the hinge completely.

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Tom
Yes cliptop blumotion I ordered some off amazon should be here Thur. 

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2022, 07:59 PM »
I live in a Mid-century home with loop pulls that are all mounted on a 45-degree angle.  In. Every. Room.  [blink]

Someone apparently didn't want to have to decide between H and V.   [big grin]

I have seen that done once. Freaked me right out. Who would do that? and why?
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Offline woodferret

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2022, 08:10 PM »
Very late, but I would have chosen a slightly different (vertical, but maybe shorter in the same family) pull for the swing doors or done tip-on.

Offline Euclid

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2022, 05:07 AM »
If you want to keep them all horizontal for reasons of uniformity, I see four options - of varying desirability - for the troublesome door: fit a restrictor to limit the door opening; put the hinges on the other side so that it opens to the left; make a cut-down (shorter) handle for that one door (which could look a little odd, or could look downright annoying, YMMV); fit a hidden press-to-open catch on that one, omit the handle altogether and leave it appearing to be not-a-cupboard...  So... a compromise of some sort is inevitable!

In the all-horizontal format, it's only the units above the window that my mind might 'expect' to hinge upwards.

Not for this kitchen, but I think the 45-degree approach can work in the right setting - but only if the pulls are small, semi-circular and set in the corners of the doors.

Offline afish

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Re: WHICH WAY (opinion needed)
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2022, 03:41 PM »
Well the restrictor plates were not enough.  "took off the restrictor plate to give the red dragon a little more juice, but lets keep that on the down low. not exactly street legal" Thats a movie quote, can anyone name the movie? 

Anyways looks like Im going to try some type of flap stay.  Anyone have a nice one preferably stainless they can recommend most of the ones I see are pretty cheap looking. Dont need or want any pneumatic ones.