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Old 05-12-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Where Do You Start Installation For ''u'' Shaped Kitchen?


Corners?

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Who measured for installation? They should have supplied you with a spec sheet for installation.

If there is a window that the sink needs to be aligned to, I would start with the sink base.

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Center of the U, move right and left, centering system, then work your way out of corners to bottom of U, GMOD
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Typically i would start at the highest point on the floor, to avoid cutting cabinets. Or center the sinkbase under the window and work out in both directions, if that is the design. Any range or DW openings can get fillers if you come up short for your corner cabs.
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What about the building code for distance between studs and joists ? 16''?
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corners?

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Need to start with a plan. Make sure layout is correct and all cabinets and appliances will indeed work in the space. Make sure the fillers (if needed and they probably will be) between the opposing corners work out to be equal widths so as to maintain some semblance of symmetry (be sure to remember any lip the face frame extends past the side of the cabinet box). Just be sure to lay out everything on the walls (establish heights and widths of everything, including bottom of uppers and top of lowers) so there is no question of something not fitting within the alloted space to work with. Make sure any wiring for under cabinet lighting/vent hood/receptacles/large or small appliances are properly located based upon your layout measurements. Once youve concluded that all is well with the layout, proceed with one of the corner cabinets (just use good old common sense when determining which one to start with). But it is critical to hang the first cabinet absolutely level and plumb (check it often to confirm) so as all other cabinets following behind will also be level and plumb. Shims will be your best friend here to keep things looking good.

Obviously there is far more to it, but that should get ya started.

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What about the building code for distance between studs and joists ? 16''?
This is something you need not be concerned with, unless of course you were the one that constructed the home/building. The studs fall where they may. Your main concern is to find them so you can secure the cabinets to the wall with the proper fastener. This can be accomplished via several methods, 1) use a electronic stud finder, 2) tap on the wall to listen for changes in sound from hollow sounding to a deadened sound, 3) use a nail or screw behind where the actual cabinet is to be hung so it covers up when cabinets are placed. I'm sure there are other way, I'm just not thinking of right now. But hopefully you get the picture. It really isn't all that difficult, just take your time and make sure you find the studs and more importantly hit them with your fasteners. I typically measure from one side or the other and transfer that mark to the inside of my cabinet box (when hanging wall cabinets) and gently start a screw on my mark (being sure to take into account the face frame extending past the side of the cabinet box).

Then again, this may not be why you are asking about local codes, which you should already be somewhat familiar with, if not exceedingly familiar with.

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