Thursday, July 1, 2010

My Kitchen Cabinets Are Falling!

I had gotten a call about a problem with the upper cabinets in the kitchen of an apartment. "The cabinets are falling off the wall" the manager said. I thought that was going to be a over-exageration, but promptly got to the property. Must to my surprise - the kitchen cabinets were falling off the wall!

Apparently, the original installer used 6 nails to hold the cabinets to the wall; three missed hitting any wood framing and over time, the remaining three slipped from the weight. The tenant literally had a wood box holding the cabinets up.

We pulled all the original nails, lifted the whole cabinet system and secured the unit to the walls with 3" screws at the top and bottom of each cabinet section.

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