Magnets, how do they work?

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  1. pontifex

    pontifex Lifer

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    I bought this window blind for my metal front door on Amazon. It has magnets to attach it to the door.

    Today I get an email from amazon stating that since I reviewed the magnetic blinds, maybe I can help this customer with their question.

    The question is:
    why can't you affix the magnets on a wooden french full view glass door like an anderson door?
     
    #1 pontifex, Nov 8, 2012
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  2. Iron Woode

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    really? I woodn't know.
     
  3. zerocool84

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    Tell them to turn the magnets around to reverse the polarity. Anderson Doors have a special bonding agent in the wood that affects the magnetic field so turning them around solves the issue.
     
  4. FelixDeCat

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    How are magnets formed?

    How magnet get magnetized?
     
  5. Xcobra

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    lolololol
     
  6. silverpig

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    Your blind possessed by magnet demon
    To banish magnet demon, follow step:

    1. Light 7 candle
    2. Pray to Magneto, God of magnets
    3. Magneto will banish magnet demon to eternal suffering
    4. Try magnet again
     
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  8. IronWing

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    There is no way you can pass up this opportunity.

    Dear ____, I received you inquiry concerning the use of the magnetic mounts provided with blind kit _____. The magnets in this kit are designed to work with metal framed doors only. You may be able to retrofit the kit for use with wood framed doors but you'll need to replace the metal magnets provided with wood magnets. You may wish to check your local Home Depot or Lowes for wood magnets. Be sure to ask about the magnetic polarity of the wood magnet before purchasing. Wood magnets must be properly aligned to the wood grain on your door frame. Improper alignment of the magnetic polarity is a common reason for unsatisfactory results.
     
  9. Raizinman

    Raizinman Platinum Member

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    I was hoping more for a physics explanation. Magnets have always fascinated me, especially the round and unusual shaped magnets.
     
  10. KMFJD

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  11. IronWing

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    Fine. Magnetotoxins in the wood finish supress the magnetic field around the magnet rendering it useless. Wood varish is like kryptonite to magnets. Imagine what it is doing to your children and your unmentionables.
     
  12. destrekor

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    Oh please please respond with this!

    You need to give those hardware store employees a good day of chuckles, which are surely to be had.
     
  13. darkewaffle

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    lol wood magnets
     
  14. sdifox

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    ahahahahahaha
     
  15. marvdmartian

    marvdmartian Diamond Member

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    Almost as bad as the young apprentice plumber I worked with, a while back, who wanted to know if you could weld plastic pipe to copper?? :rolleyes:
     
  16. darkewaffle

    darkewaffle Diamond Member

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    It's just like... melting them together right?
     
  17. SphinxnihpS

    SphinxnihpS Diamond Member

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    It's a trap!