Mains pop up mechanism

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Topic by JGHunter posted 01-21-2014 02:53 AM 5631 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2014 02:53 AM

Hi sorry if this is talked about somewhere but I have no idea what the mechanism is called, which is why I’m making this post, to find out! It is in one of these:


You generally see them for popping up hidden mains sockets but I have a different use for the mechanism re: a woodworking project. I know you screw them into place more or less where you need them then I believe you use a screwdriver to wind down (or up) the closed position so that it becomes flush with the surface. Can anyone help me out?

Many thanks

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02-17-2014 08:59 PM

So I think I could use a little more expansion of what you’re looking for: You want a pop-up socket assembly? Or you want a pop-up assembly that reveals something else? Or…?

Seems like at the simplest level you could just do a hatch with a push-press latch mechanism (like you’d use to do push-to-open on a cabinet door.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/

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10-31-2015 07:06 AM

No idea about it.

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10-31-2015 07:15 AM

Hi, sorry I didn’t get back to you Dan, don’t know what happened there, but rubytorres I don’t think it is necessary to revive a thread which has been dead for nearly two years just to say you don’t know.

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11-02-2015 01:30 PM

Veritas -Lee Valley now has them

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