Mounting MCT-320 on metal doorframe

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Mounting MCT-320 on metal doorframe

Postby fabian » Thu May 10, 2012 11:53 am

Hi,

Any hints on mounting MCT-320 door sensors on metal door frames ?

Like with many new builds, all my inner door frames are made of metal and all doors are lamitated rebated svedex. Drilling a hole in them for mounting the MCT-320 will be too invasive.
All outer doors and door frames are made out of wood. So removing MCT-320's in the future will just leave some holes which can be repaired with filler and some paint.

Will dual adhesive tape suffice ?
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Re: Mounting MCT-320 on metal doorframe

Postby Rutger » Thu May 10, 2012 2:47 pm

On my indoor 'paneeldeuren' I used powerstrips. It's working perfectly and you can remove it without scratches or screwholes. Most of this strips can handle some kg's of weight, that's more than enough. When it's a clean flat degrease surface it should not be a problem to use powerstrips.
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Re: Mounting MCT-320 on metal doorframe

Postby nico_gh2 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:12 pm

Guess the powerstrip is a double-sided tape?
Anyway that's what I'm using. I've opted for the bathroom version which is better in wet environments as you can use it to tape the mirror against the wall.
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Re: Mounting MCT-320 on metal doorframe

Postby Rutger » Thu May 10, 2012 8:37 pm

Yes it's double sided tape. I've no experience with these strips and wet environments. Only with the doorsensor MCT-302T itselfs, that it could not be used outdoor, or in a 'NL: berging/schuur' which isn't waterproof or can handle temperatures below zero degrees..... I think the high humidity outside was the bottleneck for the oxidation on the print, but in your case not relevant...
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Re: Mounting MCT-320 on metal doorframe

Postby Juande » Tue May 15, 2012 6:51 am

What about using silicone?

I'm using this at the moment, and the sensor is perfectly fixed to the metal door. I can access without any problem to the batteries when I need to change it. In case i need to take off the entire sensor from the door for any reason (very rarely occurrency), I use an screwdriver carefully.

Also silicone is perfect for wet envs. It's solid rock fixing!
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