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Old 11-28-2019, 10:43 AM
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Safety if the screws you had were pointy.
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:37 PM
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I was told that one way to keep palmetto bugs out of cupboards is to put a couple of drops of peppermint oil on a cottonball and place it in the cupboard. Maybe that's what the cottonballs are for.
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:30 PM
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I was told that one way to keep palmetto bugs out of cupboards is to put a couple of drops of peppermint oil on a cottonball and place it in the cupboard. Maybe that's what the cottonballs are for.
In my 38 years of construction I have never seen or heard of putting cotton on the screw heads.
Interesting thought on the peppermint oil.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:18 PM
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I am thinking of changing the knobs in my kitchen. I see that all of the knob screws (inside the door) have little cotton balls glued to them. What are these for? It seems like you aren't supposed to change the knobs.

Anyone know about this?
You have a gas stove. I'm so envious. The cabinets in TV homes are not as deep as what we were used to before. Our glasses come right to the edge and maybe jut out a bit. I'm wondering if the cotton balls are to keep the screw from scratching whatever is in the cabinets.
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Old 11-29-2019, 12:36 AM
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Or someone with a funny sense of humor. Glued them on before selling house then has been sitting back reading everyone’s comment (figuring it would end up on TOTV ) and having a good chuckle. 😊
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This is how my kitchen cabinets look on the inside.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:43 AM
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You have a gas stove. I'm so envious. The cabinets in TV homes are not as deep as what we were used to before. Our glasses come right to the edge and maybe jut out a bit. I'm wondering if the cotton balls are to keep the screw from scratching whatever is in the cabinets.
Actually just converted from electric to gas. Hated the electric stove.

I don't think it's a scratch protection thing. For instance they are on the doors that are under the sink where the cotton balls are way up at the top and couldn't hit anything that you would put under the sink.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:57 AM
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My guess would be that at some point in time the screw head impacted and broke/damaged something inside the cabinet and this was the owners solution.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:12 AM
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My guess is that after the home was purchased an owner put new drawer and cabinet pulls on with screws that "stuck out". The new homes do not come with screws that "stick out". And typical wall cabinets are 13" deep as shown here.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:20 AM
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Strange to say the least. I have been a cabinetmaker for 45 years and never seen or heard of this.
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Wow Gracie, something in common, we have the same color cabinets--not the typical Fl white
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My guess is so they dont scratch any "favorite" or valuable item placed inside the draw.
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Why not try taking one of them (The Cotton Plug) off and then standing back get ready to run if necessary and close the door. See what the result is? Report back ASAP cause we we be very concerned about your safety.

It's just someone who changed the pull on the cabinet and had those little felt things which would go in place of the existing rubber stoppers and instead of throwing the away used them. It wasn't a man who did the job or into the garbage, they would have gone.

Good question though. Had the entire community tied up in knots for a while?
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Why not try taking one of them (The Cotton Plug) off and then standing back get ready to run if necessary and close the door. See what the result is? Report back ASAP cause we we be very concerned about your safety.

It's just someone who changed the pull on the cabinet and had those little felt things which would go in place of the existing rubber stoppers and instead of throwing the away used them. It wasn't a man who did the job or into the garbage, they would have gone.

Good question though. Had the entire community tied up in knots for a while?
Well....... not the entire community!

We have them in our house too! We call them "dust bunnies"
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My guess would be that at some point in time the screw head impacted and broke/damaged something inside the cabinet and this was the owners solution.
Well must be the wrong screws, every knob screws I ever seen were button head or flat headed screws. Probably striped out the original screws from over tighten and used what ever had laying around? Just replace the door knobs. Though cheap one hard to grab, sometimes you finger gets stuck behind them and get pinched.
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