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Has anyone install a knob like this one and how do you keep it working lose a fow mouths down the road or will lock washer well or what?

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Hi David - a couple of ways to keep the nut from coming loose - either double nut it or use a medium strength thread locker. If it's going through wood though, there isn't anything to keep the wood from deteriorating around the threads. It probably wouldn't loosen up, per se, but would likely turn fairly freely.

I would open the hole up enouth to install a "T- nut in the back and screw the knob into that and put a second nut on the back of that.

Apply a small amount of silicone rubber, to the screw threads, at the nut.

(Clean the metal surfaces, of the screw threads and nut thread with rubbing alcohol, before apply the silicon sealant, to remove any residue, to obtain better adhesion). 

Alternate material: ''BLUE'' threadlock, by Loctite.  Just use a ''drop'', on the threaded joint. You only need a very small amount, to be effective.  DO NOT put it along the entire length of the screw threads---it's a waste.

Thanks guys I thank I'll try both I got some small nuts and some threadlock some ware in the shop.This 3 drawer dresser is a little girls brathday and I aways put a 1 year warntry been han my draws I dont what to see one of my dresser's setting on the side of the road thanks again.

That's why I hate knobs.  I've had a desk with spinning knobs my whole life.  Drove me nuts. Thread-locker didn't work.  Epoxy didn't work ... at least not permanently.

And while I'm here giving my 2 cents worth ... the second reason I hate knobs in the kitchen is because they end up with food smudges behind them.

The third reason I hate knobs in the kitchen is because fingernails end up wearing away the finish behind the knob.

When it comes to beauty and practicality, you just can't beat the selection of two-screw pulls on the market.

But if I HAD to use that knob, I would try to place a serrated star washer between the back of the cabinet and the washer, and try to get some bite into the wood and the washer.

Hi Rick, I agree with you. My pet peeve with knobs on kitchen cabinets is there is always something dangling from most of 'em. Tried to get LOML to quit hanging stuff on 'em for the better part of 40 years with no success. Soooo, when I did a kitchen facelift last year (new doors and drawer fronts) I went with all finger pull edges... problem solved:)

Rick said:

That's why I hate knobs.  I've had a desk with spinning knobs my whole life.  Drove me nuts. Thread-locker didn't work.  Epoxy didn't work ... at least not permanently.

And while I'm here giving my 2 cents worth ... the second reason I hate knobs in the kitchen is because they end up with food smudges behind them.

The third reason I hate knobs in the kitchen is because fingernails end up wearing away the finish behind the knob.

When it comes to beauty and practicality, you just can't beat the selection of two-screw pulls on the market.

But if I HAD to use that knob, I would try to place a serrated star washer between the back of the cabinet and the washer, and try to get some bite into the wood and the washer.

Well I'll tale you one thing Im not doing that again I doubled up on the washer's and  I also used lock washer's as well as threadlock and doulbed up on the nuts to and this is the first time I had to use my hand griner to cut off the thread rods. But I get this feeling that this one is going to come back and bite in the a@# thanks again guy's.

Why not lock nuts?

Star locking wahers and locknuts should take care of the problem.They do look like troubling knobs.

Becoues I didnt have them or I would have use them too.

Michael Garrett said:

Why not lock nuts?

Hi David, what I normally do on most of the cabinet drawer and door knobs is to put a little clear fingernail polish on the screw thread when I install them.  I have used a product in the past that is called lock tite however the nail polish works just fine.  Both products will prevent the screw from coming loose yet allows you to remove the screws using a screw driver.  Something I see alot of folks do is to use a drill driver to install them and that is a definate "no" for me, It is asking for trouble from either twisting off the screw or getting it cross threaded and I have see some that have broken the knobs, especially the glass or porceling knobs  I just sent you a photo of some of the cabinets that I am currentlly working on.  There will be around 60 some knobs for me to install when I complete the job.  I think the customer is going to pick a brozne or nickel knob and pulls.  Not sure yet but either way they will be in the $6.00 to $7.00 each range.  What is your opinion on nickel and or bronze on this set?

Jay,

''Very attractive'' looking cabinets.

I'd choose a ''bronze'' hardware.

David,

Upon reviewing the photo, you posted, of the knob with fasteners---

I'd use an alternate fastener.

Select a fastener that will result in a low profile screw head, on the inside of the drawer front surface.

Exposed threaded fasteners, in a drawer, are subject to ''snagging'', while performing a wiping or cleaning operation.

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