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  # 2353603 15-Nov-2019 00:07
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Interslice: Well yeah that is the easiest fix. But if OP wanted to have multiple drawers open he may have to do something like that. Cheers

 

 

 

Thanks . Sometime ago I did install as small kitchenette  in a house, that uses the same blum tandombox fittings,  and the runners on those were all predrilled at the factory. That didn't have this issue, although the gaps between the drawers were perhaps a few mm's larger. I don't think the integrated handles make any difference, because you would still have the top of the drawer that it would hit. The side adjustments behind the side panels appears to only move the front panel relative to the runners, eg up down or sideways, or for releasing them, and it does not appear to adjust the  runners themselves. It appears that that has to be done on the runner itself. I have emailed Blum about it with photos, so I can get an authoritative statement from the manufacturer to back to the kitchen guy with just incase . I can see him saying that people don't have multiple drawers open at the same time. But I disagree, as I often do that to move stuff between drawers, and I haven't encountered the issue before with any kitchens I have used, and it doesn't occur on all drawer units.

 

Dealing with this sort of frustrating issue is why I prefer to do things myself, rather than having to keep getting tradespeople back to correct things. When doing stuff myself, I can spend more time making sure it is done properly.  I have just installed some wardrobe drawers that use a similar a drawer system to the Blum one, which Cabaks produce, and it all works perfectly. For anyon wanting a wardrobe and have some DIY skill, they seem to be a good company to use.  That is also helped by the pre drilling of the holes for the drawers at the factory. All I have to do is make sure they are square and parallel with the other runners.


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  # 2353622 15-Nov-2019 07:00
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Our kitchen cabinets are P L Hay. I bought them mostly from Bunnings but did get some cheap from Placemakers as they'd been a cancelled order. As they had been made at different times there were differences. The later ones had drawer runner screw locations predrilled for all drawer and soft closer combinations. While I had the cabinets apart I copied these onto a template to use on the older cabinets. As I suggested earlier if you have a hole in the cabinet in the wrong place it is possible to recover by either filling it and redrilling or by shifting the hole in the runner to match a new cabinet hole in the right place.

 
 
 
 




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  # 2354392 15-Nov-2019 18:08
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Bung: Our kitchen cabinets are P L Hay. I bought them mostly from Bunnings but did get some cheap from Placemakers as they'd been a cancelled order. As they had been made at different times there were differences. The later ones had drawer runner screw locations predrilled for all drawer and soft closer combinations. While I had the cabinets apart I copied these onto a template to use on the older cabinets. As I suggested earlier if you have a hole in the cabinet in the wrong place it is possible to recover by either filling it and redrilling or by shifting the hole in the runner to match a new cabinet hole in the right place.

 

 

 

I have purchased some from P Hay in the past and they were good. They use the same quality Blum tandombox  soft close fittings too, but found it cheaper to buy directly from them, rather than through placemakers, and easier to get the configuration I wanted  too, as they have a lot of info on their website. Although the advantage of placemakers is that you can also buy a counter top throuh them, otherwise you have to get someone to make one locally.


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