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MurrayM

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#310881 28-Nov-2023 12:02
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I've just moved in to a new rental house and would like to put up a magnetic knife rack in the kitchen. Unfortunately the walls are tiled and so I'm not keen on screwing anything through the tiles. I've found this Fusion-Loc Knife Rack which looks perfect for what I want as they use suction cups to hold the rack to the wall and Fusion-Loc claim their suction technology is superior. Bunnings stocks the Fusion-Loc range, but for some reason don't stock the knife rack. I've tried emailing Fusion-Loc in Australia and they simply say "Unfortunately our knife rack is not available in NZ." without offering any other solutions for how I might be able to order one from overseas. They don't seem to be available on Amazon.

 

Does anyone know of anything similar that is available in NZ?


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  #3165061 28-Nov-2023 12:04
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I wouldn’t trust knives and suction cups.
If the walls are tiled use double sided mounting tape.

 
 
 

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  #3165063 28-Nov-2023 12:09
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Try using these instead of suction cups or tape: 

 

https://www.commandbrand.co.nz/3M/en_NZ/command-nz/products/picture-hanging/

 

 

 

 





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  #3165067 28-Nov-2023 12:21
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Handsomedan:

Try using these instead of suction cups or tape: 


https://www.commandbrand.co.nz/3M/en_NZ/command-nz/products/picture-hanging/


 


 



I’ve learnt to loath that stuff, when ever I but it I regret it.

For knives I would recommend
https://www.bunnings.co.nz/scotch-mount-2-5cm-x-1-5m-extreme-double-sided-mounting-tape_p0323823



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  #3165084 28-Nov-2023 13:03
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fearandloathing:I’ve learnt to loath that stuff, when ever I but it I regret it.

For knives I would recommend
https://www.bunnings.co.nz/scotch-mount-2-5cm-x-1-5m-extreme-double-sided-mounting-tape_p0323823

 

I got some of that to stick a bilge pump down in the bottom of an aluminium boat.

 

 

 

It ain't coming off -- I made a slight error aligning the output pipe of the pump, I just had to live with it, it was not moving.


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  #3165086 28-Nov-2023 13:12
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fearandloathing: 

 

For knives I would recommend 
https://www.bunnings.co.nz/scotch-mount-2-5cm-x-1-5m-extreme-double-sided-mounting-tape_p0323823

 

Will that stuff come off cleanly when it's time for me to move out of the house? I don't want anything permanent or that will leave marks when I go to remove it.


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If your walls are tiled and not painted, absolutely

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  #3165089 28-Nov-2023 13:21
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fearandloathing: If your walls are tiled and not painted, absolutely

 

Definitely tiled. Thanks, I'll look into this!




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  #3165110 28-Nov-2023 13:51
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Just as an aside, we have several of those vacuum suction products around the house.  The Fusion lock ones are really good.  Stick like glue and don't budge, particularly to shiny flat surfaces like glass and tiles.

 

 

 

  





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  #3165123 28-Nov-2023 14:19
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MurrayM:

 

fearandloathing: If your walls are tiled and not painted, absolutely

 

Definitely tiled. Thanks, I'll look into this!

 

 

Two more points: first, make sure the tiles are super clean before you begin, use IPA or meths to give it a really good clean: cooking fat will seriously diminish the sticking power of most adhesives.

 

Second, be careful when removing. That tape is seriously sticky and if the tiling isn't done well then there's every likelihood that you'll pull the tile off too. Instead of tugging at it, simply slide a wide blade craft knife between the tile and the magnetic holder and cut through the tape. Then use De-Solv-It or similar to remove the tape and residue from the tiles and the holder.


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  #3165124 28-Nov-2023 14:20
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scuwp:

 

Just as an aside, we have several of those vacuum suction products around the house.  The Fusion lock ones are really good.  Stick like glue and don't budge, particularly to shiny flat surfaces like glass and tiles.  

 

 

Yeah I thought they looked really good and am still thinking of one of their bathroom caddy ones for the shower.

 

It seems really weird that they don't sell the knife rack in NZ but sell everything else. Even their online store will ship everything to NZ except the knife rack.


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  #3165127 28-Nov-2023 14:21
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pih:

 

Two more points: first, make sure the tiles are super clean before you begin, use IPA or meths to give it a really good clean: cooking fat will seriously diminish the sticking power of most adhesives.

 

Second, be careful when removing. That tape is seriously sticky and if the tiling isn't done well then there's every likelihood that you'll pull the tile off too. Instead of tugging at it, simply slide a wide blade craft knife between the tile and the magnetic holder and cut through the tape. Then use De-Solv-It or similar to remove the tape and residue from the tiles and the holder.

 

 

Thanks for the advice.


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