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    Sorry, I missed this. With b bearing side mounts, I always work on the smallest/tightest size and deduct 26mm from that.

    All sounds easy in theory but great care needs to be taken measuring and building the drawer carcass/box to achieve this. Usually the bottom/front/back drawer components + 2 x side thicknesses. Not very hard to be a mm out with these calculations when put into practise due to drawer component side thickness actual size and human error. A tight drawer carcass/box will still usually fit but be very stiff with the soft close or push function not working. Better being looser than tighter as the runner can always be slightly packed if worst case scenario on either the drawer carcass runner or cabinet runner.

    No extra support needed as they are pretty strong. I always use euro screws in particle board/mdf but certainly not necessary. As mentioned my only gripe with them are the reliability of the soft close or push function over time. The actual movement of the slides are very reliable.

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    All good.

    So its easier to pack out one slide than it is to de-assemble, cut to size and re-assemble only to find you're too short and have to pack out anyway.

    LOL!

    Excellent post.
    Much appreciated.


    A 650mm x 450mm drawer made of 16mm melamine including bottom has some decent weight.
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    Barry G. Sumpter
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    16mm melemine is usually 16.2 - 16.5. I'd usually deduct 33mm for 2 x side thicknesses. Those slides are rated to 45kg Im pretty sure. Thats a fair bit of weight they can take.

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    So round up for subtraction. 25.4 to 26 and 32.4 to 33.
    Excellent!
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    Barry G. Sumpter
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    All drawers were working properly before transport.

    Now after delivery and setup some take two pushes to open.
    And one takes three pushes to open.

    Is there a trade secret I'm missing?

    thanks is advance
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    Barry G. Sumpter
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    Could be a number of things, but I'd suggest the most likely cause is you've been a bit tight with your tolerances when fitting the inner parts of the slides. They need to be set far enough towards the front that pushing the drawer in releases the catches before the drawer front meets the cabinet. I had a problem with one of my drawers just like you describe. The solution is simple if you haven't used up all the adjustment allowed by the extended mounting holes, just loosen the screws & slide the fittings forward another couple of mm. If you can't do that, you might have to take them out, plug the screw holes & start again....

    Cheers,
    IW

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    Thanks for that.
    All the drawers open.
    And they are flush faces.
    So the faces are not stopped by the drawer frame.

    Don't see how the mountings moved during the move.
    I thought maybe it was one side was unlocked and the other was locked so each push would just switch both.

    Luckily the client witnessed all 7 working perfectly before transport.

    If I run out of mounting holes I'll just move the slides up 5mm or so.

    I'm wondering now if having to move the heavy platform bed frame around after assembly on carpet has skewed the squareness of the drawer cabinets.
    Tolerances allow 2mm which really isn't much.
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    Barry G. Sumpter
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