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DIY Magnet Applications

01/08/2013
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Oven Door Magnets

Replacing kitchen appliances when they break can be a costly exercise. Fixing faulty or broken appliances can also be very expensive and time consuming. One of our customers recently contacted us to tell us how they had used our magnets to fix their faulty oven door, a problem we hear about on a regular basis. Colin from Hampshire had a faulty oven door that didn’t shut properly and leaked large amounts of heat. This loss of heat was costing Colin money and adding extra cooking time onto his meals. After... Read More

01/08/2013
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Magnets in Caravans – Skylight Catch

Each month we receive a high volume of enquiries from customers wanting to use magnets in their caravans. Magnet applications in caravans are becoming increasingly common, with most owners wanting to hang fixtures and fittings inside the caravan without making permanent alterations. When one of our customers contacted us to tell us about their application we were pleased to hear how our magnets had again solved a small but simple caravan problem Paul from Essex had been having problems with a broken fastening on his caravan skylight. The plastic clips... Read More

31/07/2013

Magnetic Desktop Cable Tie

If like many computer users you keep a degree of computer and laptop cables floating around your desktop, you know just how easy it is for them to disappear down the back into the unknown.  Tim from Cambridge contacted us to tell us about his ingenious solution to this age old problem Tim had previously used a traditional bulldog clip at the back of his desk to hook/hold wires he wasn’t using when he removed his laptop. While this worked well it became more of a hassle to hook un-used... Read More

31/07/2013
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Kitchen Magnets

We are so pleased that our customer, Ian from Scott & Gray Ltd has sent in information about his application. The use of neodymium magnets in kitchen applications has increase significantly over the last couple of years and is now one of the most popular and recognized applications for neodymium magnets. The reason Neodymium magnets are so sought after is that they offer an extremely discreet solution to hold cupboard doors and drawers closed. You would normally find the magnet recessed into the door itself and the frame, with the... Read More

31/07/2013

Keep Crutches Safe Using Magnets

We are always excited when a customer finds a new solution for our magnets and that is just what our customer, Kathie , has done! Kathie has used small countersunk neodymium magnets bolted to crutches she has in her home so she can easily keep her crutches upright on the radiator, ready to go whenever she needs them. For anyone that has used or has crutches, they always seem to be in the wrong place or constantly falling over. We would recommend using a magnet such as our F317N (15mm... Read More

31/07/2013
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How to fix a rattling letterbox with magnets

Keeping the cold out in the winter months is a must for everyone. Draughty leaks let cold air in, increase your electricity bills and make for a very cold night in. But what happens when your letter box lets the draft in and you are unable to seal it? The postman would find it difficult to deliver your mail. Chris from the Isle of Wight contacted us to tell us how he had managed to solve this problem with this own front door. Chris had purchased a selection of small... Read More

31/07/2013
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Create a Magnetic Knife Rack

Using magnets to create a magnetic knife rack or block is a very common application, and one we get asked about on a daily basis. Therefore, whatever your ideal design you will be able to find the ideal magnets on first4magnets.com At first4magnets we stock a small range of magnetic knife racks. These handy knife racks allow you to store sharp knives at a safe distance away from children and give you easy access to your kitchen utensils. However, it is also possible to create your own magnetic rack or... Read More

31/07/2013

Conservatory Blinds – Create Your Own With Magnets

If you have a large conservatory attached to your house you will know just how expensive it can be sourcing and fitting the right blinds. Often during hot summer months there can be no break from the beating sun through the conservatory roof. Alex from Midlothian contacted our team to tell us how he had managed to control the amount of light coming through his conservatory roof using magnets. Using small neodymium magnets Alex was suspending elegant material from the roof of the conservatory. This clever but simple method blocked... Read More

31/07/2013

Ceiling Magnets – Hanging Fabric Using Magnets

Our magnets are used in a diverse range of applications and certainly one of the most popular is for fixing fabric to the ceilings and walls. Ever been to a wedding or church where fabric is draped down the ceiling and walls? – It can change the character of a room or building instantly without the need to have permanent fixtures up. You also have the flexibility to change the style or layout of the room as much as you want, with little hassle. Our customer, Rich, who kindly sent... Read More