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Magnets for Outdoors

30/06/2020
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Using countersunk magnets on your bi-folding doors

With the temperatures rising, we are receiving an increasing number of calls on summer-based applications. We recently heard from one of our customers who was looking for a solution for folding and holding their bi folding doors open. Our experts advised the customer to purchase pack of 10 rubber coated countersunk magnets.  These magnets are countersunk on both sides and are have north facing one side and south facing on the other. The north side is marked out by a hole made within the rubber coating. Rubber coating magnets are... Read More

22/06/2020
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DIY Magnetic Fly Screen

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and your heating is officially switched off! This can only mean one thing, summer has arrived! The time of year where you leave your back door open to let the kids run in and out from the garden, whilst letting in a cool breeze to swirl around your house. A tranquillise scene pictured until buzz, buzz, BUZZZZZ… That’s right, flies and bugs have entered your home. But don’t worry, our experts have a solution to help debug your houses and motor-homes this... Read More

11/05/2020
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How to create magnetic curtains for your campervans

We are often asked by many of our customers how they can stop light seepage from curtains, and this question also echoes with our campervan and caravan customers. We recently heard from one of our customers, Chirpy, who definitely has a passion for life and for his campervans! He emailed us some great photos with a lovely message that made us all smile!    Chirpy was originally working on some campervan curtains for one of his client’s campervan, but due to lockdown he had to put the project on hold.... Read More

07/10/2019
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Keep your gates securely closed with countersunk magnets

Magnets are a quick and easy solution for keeping doors, cupboards and gates closed securely. Recently we had an inquiry from one of our customers, Steve, who required a magnetic solution for his gate. After speaking to one of our experts, Steve purchased: 1 x 25mm x 5mm thick x 6.0mm Neodymium Magnet – 11.2kg Pull NORTH 1 x 25mm x 5mm thick x 6.0mm Neodymium Magnet – 11.2kg Pull SOUTH. SHOP NOW These magnets are ideal for this application due to the countersunk central hole, which allows them to... Read More

30/08/2019
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How to secure canal boat doors with pot magnets

Each month we receive various emails from our customers demonstrating the use of our magnets. Recently we have been receiving more stories about customers using our magnets in various modes of transport and in this particular case, a canal boat! We were pleased to hear from one of our customers, Bob, who got in contact to share his creative yet very practical use of our magnets on his canal boat! Bob is amongst a number of volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust, who work tirelessly on restoring the Cotswold Canals.... Read More

04/04/2016

Magnetic hooks for your BBQ

Barbecue season is that glorious time of the year when the weekday evenings get longer and the scent of freshly-cut grass and chargrilled meat fill the air. As you dust off the trusty grill for another summer of faithful service, consider a magnetic upgrade for your favourite utensils.   We’ve been there, mid-grill, as the sausages are on the cusp of turning from perfectly charred to burnt to a crisp, you are presented with another plate of uncooked burgers and you can’t hear yourself think above the din of the... Read More

04/11/2015

Effortlessly clean-up your bonfire with a magnetic sweeper

Bonfires are synonymous with the anniversary of the Gunpowder plot and other celebrations with hundreds of private and public displays organised every year. However, the time and financial cost of the clean-up effort after these displays can skyrocket. To make a bonfire, your need wood and lots of it, that much is obvious. And, within wood such as discarded pallets and furniture, you will find lots of screws, nails, tacks and staples that hold together the discarded items. Once the dying embers of the fire have rescinded to ash, the... Read More

15/09/2014
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Magnets for holding arrows in an archer’s quiver

Archery is a sport which is ever increasing in popularity and it really is accessible for everyone; irrespective of age, ability and physical fitness anyone can enjoy it. Archery GB has 34,000 members alone and many, many more people are ‘having a go’ at events and activity centres up and down the country, every weekend. Richard from Merseyside is one of the many people taking up archery and who recently contacted first4magnets with a common problem. Richard said: “I have recently retired and taken up archery to get me out... Read More

29/08/2014
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How to attach a caravan or campervan awning with magnets

There are a number of different methods suitable for securing an awning to your caravan, campervan or motorhome depending on the fixings you already have installed. These include ‘C’ rails, ‘J’ rails and gutters primarily for diverting rainwater. These are popular fixtures, but all require additional attachments such as poles, clamps or figure-8 strip.  If you don’t have rails or gutters already fitted to your vehicle, it can be a costly job to have them added. They can also be rather unsightly, detracting from the look of your beloved van!... Read More

11/03/2014

Magnetic camera mount

Many people use cameras as part of their job or to take photos of their favourite pastime and this can require a mount for the camera. There are many professional camera mounts on the market – Will from Lincolnshire had purchased one of these mounts with a built in suction pad. However, this proved to be not strong enough to fix the camera in place on dirty or uneven surfaces and seeing as Will was using his camera to film agricultural machinery, this was obviously posing a real problem. Faced... Read More