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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:12 pm 
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That reminds me of trigers brush he said he had the same brush for 10 years. Do you think the old "GIF" is on day work. :lol:


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your animated avatar is so cool I am trying to find out who created it.
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fairly sure it was uhm or may have been the the not recently seen hoovie

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Hi Big all
I asked Uhm he said he did not give you it I realy want to get help with this if anyone can help i have found freebee program called Gimp 2 I may have to read the instructions. :sad: :lol: :lol: .


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somebody will know lol :dunno: :dunno:

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I have even asked your little humpa lumpas and all they have to say is :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
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I have even asked your little humpa lumpas and all they have to say is :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
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ooohhh sh17 i am not paying them enought then :lol: :lol:

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Topic plinth locks / panel locks. Any trades person or simple diy'er must have some of these in there tool box or van the uses for them are endless. i bought some from my local magnet trade simply just to lock the plinths to the side base end panels but ended up using them on dummy draw fronts and corner posts i have also used them for holding down an L shaped wall shelf instead of using plastic blocks . once you have used them you just keep finding jobs for them they a fantastic product so easy should of been invented years ago.


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I have some photo shoot work to do for Homebase Kitchens these will be put to good use we got good feedback from last year’s work and they want us back. I want to keep on top of my game so any improvements to my fits gives us the edge.


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did you pass on my details uhm?? :shock:



Did you send me a pm?

I have only just checked this thread again and seen your posts ::b

If you didn't pm me I did not pass on your details. I have checked my inbox and can't find a pm from you :scratch:

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did you pass on my details uhm?? :shock:



Did you send me a pm?

I have only just checked this thread again and seen your posts ::b

If you didn't pm me I did not pass on your details. I have checked my inbox and can't find a pm from you :scratch:



i actually thought i had sent a pm within an hour off you posting the thread but looking at my out box the last pm i sent to you was to do with the "stolen tools" :scratch: :scratch: so sorry my mistake :lol:
i would still love a sample iff possible

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Please note that no more samples are available.

It would be good to get some feedback when the products are tried :wink:

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Will let you know, when I try them.


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using plinth locks for fixing plinths in corners or up to end pannels is a must,this job now feels like hard work without them!!


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So I recently put the Unika Panel Lock samples to use. There were a few places I could have used them but for this I decided to use them on a filler panel.




The filler panel was to go above in integrated microwave in a tall housing unit.

First job of course was to fit the holding bracket. The gap to be filled was 117mm using a 110mm filler panel, leaving a 3.5mm gap top and bottom.

I halved this measurement and drew a center line as a guide. The holding bracket of the Panel locks have a handy center point mark on them making lining up slightly easier. It's not that hard anyway but any extra little visual help is always welcome.

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Of course the next component to be fitted is the locating bracket on the filler panel. I did this by offering the filler piece up to the kitchen cabinet then marking where the sides meet. (There are other ways but in this situation it's fine) I then squared off these lines to give me my guide. I also drew another center line so the locating bracket would match the ones already on the unit.

The locating bracket has oval holes so you can adjust the position of the bracket backwards and forwards. This has two benefits - 1) If you markings are slightly of it gives you some room for error 2) the closer you move the brackets in away from your guide line will increase the tension and solidness of the brackets once fitted in place.. But be careful as too much tension and it will pull the sides of the cabinet in and pull it out of square.

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I didn't want the panel to be removable so I decided to add an extra screw to hold it in place. The panel locks do come with a little lug for this purpose but that would mean even though you couldn't remove the panel once the lugs are in place, you could still move the panel up and down and I didn't want that. So I pre sunk a screw instead

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The filler piece was now ready to be slid in to place. I was quite surprised at how tight the panel was held as I assumed it would just flap about. But as mentioned above this tension can be adjusted by moving the locating lugs backwards and forward by tiny fractions.

The holding brackets are also quite large giving you quite a bit of movement up and down to get your panel lined up just where you want it.

The first picture shows the panel slid up to its highest point and the second one down to its lowest. Giving you around 5mm of play. That doesn't sound a lot but in kitchen fitting it's huge.

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Once I was happy with the position a sunk home the holding screw. It has to be mentioned there are times when access to do this is not possible, such as a filler panel under an under counter oven, or boxing in pipes but the panel locks hold tight enough without needing it if you don't need it to be 100% solid or you want to be able to remove the panel

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Install the microwave underneath and job done!

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So all in all a very good product which I shall be using again. There are many brackets on the market which do the same thing but none of which are quite as quick to install or allow the same degree of adjustment meaning your measurements have to much more accurate.

Marks out of 10? i'd give it 8.5

It gets deducted 0.5 point as i'd like to see locating ridges on the brackets so the panel could be moved in and out by small fractions clicking over the ridges. This would allow the panel to takes slight knocks without moving when the center lug (or screw) is not used.

Gets deducted a further point because it doesn't install itself :lol:

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