Fitting kitchen unit drawer

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  1. hary123

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    Hi
    Has anyone fitted Blum Tandem Drawers - standard drawbox?
    1. I am trying to do mine, pls see pic attached. The drawer front is not flush with the drawer base, is this normal?

    I tried the other way round, it doesn't look right as the drawer look shallow, drawer front hangs too far from base and the j profile at the bottom doesn't match with base unit doors.

    2. The cabinet is for 3 drawers, one standard at the top and 2 pan drawers. The cabinet looks like been had a machine gun aimed at it, pic below. How do I know which holes to use for each drawer?

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    Hi,

    The drawer front should sit slightly lower than the drawer base, or if you pull the top drawer open, all the others will come with it! ;)

    Have a look through these videos and see if that helps. Let us know if it doesn't make sense :)



     
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    From memory ( which is bad) I thing the 4 horizontal holes in a row are for draw runners .Draws will look shallow as there is further kit to frame pan draws raising the overall height.
     
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    It makes sense, 4 in a row for runners.

    But I have been given only 4 screws to fix runners runner, guess2 for each side, is that enough? Pic of what screws been left with, 4 runner screws and 4 of 3.5x15mm which are for 1200mm front (2 drawers in one row) , mines is 600mm and are too small for runners. It's the same with pan drawers.

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    Just use two per side of the larger (correct) screws for now.
    For pan drawers filled with heavy pans, you may have to reinforce the runners with extra screws in time.
     
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    Thank you @RandomGrinch for the vids and @foxhole for the replies. The drawers are all assembled and perfect but not fitted yet as I think not enough screws supplied, which is unlike Blum?! Both Pan drawerboxes and standard drawbox came with 4 runner screws, whether 2 per runner is enough?
     
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    Well done! (y)
     
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    What size screws are they to buy them? Blume assembly instruction doesn't give size just part number 150080
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    All done, there were only 2 holes for euro screws per runner so used another two 3.5 x16mm screws for each runner.
    Thanks again for the help.
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