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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Neodymium Magnets Hold A Grill Cover

10 Neodymium Magnets 1/2 x 1/8 inch Disc N48
Arrows show where magnets are attached to
hold the new door. 

At $8.00 on Amazon,these magnets are pretty darn cool.  The magnets are roughly the size of a Tums and they are strong!  They come in a stack and they are a bit difficult to separate.  6.1 pounds of pull doesn't sound like much but when you stick one of these puppies on a flat metal surface you either need very strong fingernails or be able to slide it off the surface on which you place it.  

I'm a re-purposer, sometimes referred to as Rube Goldbergerish.   I was not happy with the back of my new grill being open to the world.   I took the side of an old computer tower, spray painted black and used it across the back of the grill.  Rather than purchasing hinges, I thought I would see if I could the metal on the grill cart with magnets.   Surprise, surprise, it worked just fine.   There is still a large gap at the top for ventilation and the unsightly propane tank is now hidden.  

These magnets are surprisingly strong and I can think of many uses for magnets that actually work.   I think they were a good value for the money. 

Product Features From Vendor:

·                   Size: 1/2 inch diameter x 1/8 inch thick discs.
·                   Nickel (Ni) Plated (silver-like shine)
·                   Grade: N48 - Extremely powerful magnetic material
·                   Pull Force is approximately 6.1 pounds under ideal conditions.
·                  Axially magnetized

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