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How Easy Is It To Install Lockers?
How much work it will take to put together your new lockers will depend on the locker type and whether you order your lockers assembled or unassembled. Installing your lockers is the same, with some types being easier than others. An important consideration to make is how many resources (labor, time, and tools) you have available.
Unassembled lockers arrive not yet put together, and must be assembled before being installed.
Assembled lockers. These lockers arrive already put together and will only need to be installed in the appropriate place (against a wall, back to back, or as standalone units.) Assembled lockers only need to be placed in their correct locations.
Metal lockers must be mounted against a wall for safety purposes and they generally must be attached to one another.
- A drill, bits, riveter, level, tape measure, shears, a centre punch, and an awl are generally required.
- Fasteners are provided with these lockers.
- Lockers are placed and leveled. Lockers are then fastened to the wall and the next bank of lockers is put in place. The installer then attaches the banks to each other through holes in the frame. This process is repeated until installation is complete.
Plastic or phenolic lockers are generally easy to install.
- A tape measure, screwdrivers, wrench, level, jigsaw, drill, chalk line, and nailers are usually needed.
- The installation area is to be checked for uneven surfaces. These lockers often come with an adjustable base to account for this.
- Plastic lockers can be installed directly on the floor via a base as well as against a wall. First, the base is set up and installed into the floor.
Then, the lockers are set in place. The bank is placed into position and attached to the base.
- Additional banks of lockers and attached to the first through the side hole. This process is continued until installation is complete.
Wooden lockers are installed in much the same manner as the others.
- Tools needed include wood glue, adhesive, a drill, a level, a tape measure, a hammer, a screwdriver, a circular saw, and a stud finder.
- First the room’s dimensions are checked.
- The base is built and set in place.
- The lockers are set in place, either to the base or against the wall. Each bank of lockers is bolted to another.
- Trim is installed and doors are checked. At last, name plates (if needed) are installed.