Garbage Pull-out, foot pedal thingies.

CEFreemanOctober 4, 2012

Hi all!

I remember seeing someone having a foot pedal for their garbage pull-out. I was thinking how clever that is. I'm building my own, so I wanted to ask if this person had bought the mechanisms herself, or if the cabinet came with such a thing?

I like the idea of a spring latch, and while I'm doing it, I may as well go the whole way! :)

Thanks,

C.

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desertsteph

that'd sure be nifty! no icky hands touching the cabinet handle.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:33PM
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lalithar

It is the Hafele Footpedal. I think this is for the frameless cabinets but some mod can be done to make it work for framed cabs..

Here is a link that might be useful: Hafele trash footpedal

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:46PM
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petra66_gw

Didn't beaglesdoitbetter have such a mechanism? I think Hafele makes one. HTH, Petra

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:52PM
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localeater

I think Lalitha is right, the old post is about the hafele product

Here is a link that might be useful: trash foot pedal

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:54PM
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beaglesdoitbetter1

Yes, I have this. I have the Hafele one. DW made it work even though our cabs are framed, not frameless. I think it uses a spring but not sure.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 2:56PM
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lisa_wi

I had the Hafele in our last house. It used a magnet to hold the door shut. When you pushed the pedal it would break the magnetic connection and pop open. There were bungee cords that connected to the back area of the slides and the front of the bottom of the cabinet if I remember right. So when it's closed the bungees are stretched, relaxed when its open.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 3:52PM
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CEFreeman

Hey thanks!
I cannot believe the difference in search results whenI use "trash" vs "garbage".

These are what I was looking for.
Retrofitting Queen that I am!

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:57PM
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oldbat2be

We have two..DH may be getting two more for XMAS for the recycling pullouts too. Post pix if you have any questions on install and I can get his input. Not that YOU would need help but hey, there's a first time for everything:)

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 6:05AM
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a2gemini

Does the foot pedal work with soft close?

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 8:20AM
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oldbat2be

No, it doesn't .

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 10:43AM
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cat_mom

We have the Hafele/Halo foot pedal--love it! The company is great to deal with, too. Our original pedal broke, twice. Someone on GW had posted that Hafele had redesigned the pedal (making it stronger).

After our pedal broke the second time, I emailed the the Hafele employee noted in the thread. Though he was no longer with the company, he'd emailed someone at Hafele on my behalf (or gave me the contact info to email myself, I forget). They sent out a new-style pedal (which appears to be a sturdier plastic), and DH replaced it.

The only downside is reminding others to use the pedal, not the handle to open the trash cabinet. :-)

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 11:45AM
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