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How to install two pulls opposite each other4/14
I have 4 sets of doors with two cabinet pulls installed opposite each other. They are using threaded rod to connect the pulls. 3 Out of the 4 doors are just fine but one came loose and I cant see how to tighten it.
I cant figure out how to tighten the rod in to the one side of the last handle once the est is together. I though maybe they stripped the 1 rod and glued it but that doesnt seem to be the case. This seems like a puzzle more then a cabinet making question but figured if anyone would know it would be you guys
Here is a picture
A conundrum of sorts, although it certainly looks like some kind of adhesive on the upper left hole in the pictured pulls. The angle of the rod does not appear to be 90 degrees to the upper left hole or the lower right hole, which to me means something other than a direct threading happened, unless it was cross-threaded. If I had to guess, I would say that each pull had one post threaded in and one post glued in upon installation, the glue being in the hole that appears cross-threaded.
To say that there is no adhesive means that all four holes can have the rod screwed in and out in its current state. If that is the case, it may be possible that the holes on one of the pulls has been reamed enough to allow the threads to barely grasp, which would also allow one pull to be pressed onto the rods with force when installed.
Either way, adhesive seems a good choice to reinstall, unless you want to drill the posts of one of the pulls and tap in a set screw on the underside of the posts.
Perhaps there is something obvious that I am overlooking. Good luck.
Drill one of the handles out. Get some 5 minute epoxy and glue it together.
It looks like the loose one snapped off. It's impossible to get to parts to screw together even if you could hold onto the threaded rod without the whole thing inside a door. The rod has to be threaded right on one end and threaded left on the other. Turn the middle and it tightens in both directions.
What am I missing?
Drill the threads out of one of the handles, then drill and tap for Allen head set screws.
Im with Pat on this one
Are these for cabinet doors or interior doors?