Need help on installling new door hardware


Old 12-11-06, 09:01 PM
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Need help on installling new door hardware

I have new kitchen cabinets, and we finally decided on and purchased hardware for the doors.
We're going with a T-style knob on the doors. The knob had a square shaped "stem" and had a locator type pin above the screw hole. The pin is not pointy, and it's intent is to press into the door and prevent the knob from spinning.

Very clever, but I'm not. How do I accommodate this pin? Do I need to drill a tiny hole for this pin? I don't know if I have a bit small enough, and I obviously don't want one that's bigger in any extent.

I saw some other ones that had sharp pins where this one is, and I see how you could tap those into the wood, but mine are flat!?

Thanks for the assistance, in advance!
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Old 12-12-06, 05:47 AM
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I wouldn't drill a hole unless your cabinet surface is laminate. If it is wood, tightening the screw from behind with the knob in the correct position should pull the nib into the wood just enough to keep it from turning.
Old 12-12-06, 08:00 AM
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That was how I thought I'd go about it, but I'm worried about overtightening while trying to get that "nib" to sink in.

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