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Old 06-14-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Removing cabinets above a refrigerator

Hi! I just bought my first home (a condo) and the space for the fridge is very short. The upper cabinets have to be taken down. They appear to be put up with large staples directly into the drywall on the back and side. The other side is attached to the next set of cabinets. I am sure that although there is a separation between the cabinet sets, they all went up in one piece. We can't get them to budge! Any ideas on how to get them down with minimal dry wall damage?
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:06 PM   #2
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Are you sure there aren’t some screws holding them to the wall you can’t see?

I’ve never seen cabinets stapled to the wall.
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If the staples are 1/4" or smaller, they are holding the cabinet together. There should be some screws in the hanging rail inside the cabinet at the top. OR, above the cabinet into the drywall, on the last inch of back panel. Check under the cabinet on the back panel for screws, too. They are also screwed to the others, near or under the hinges of the doors.

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No way they are hanging with staples only. Should be screws there. Check above the cabinet, and below it. Also tied together, check face frame, sides, could be connected from the cabinet next to it too.
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The cabinets are screwed, both together and the wall. Look for screws in the faceframes or in the frameless cabinets in the front of the units. It's possible they are hidden under the hinge plates.
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