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Old 09-28-2015, 10:26 AM   #16
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1. Should I insist that they take the small cabinet down, open the wall, and insert a nailer or stud of some sort that will enable a solid installation.

Not required, these are properly secured, very typical cabinet installation. If the small cabinet's face frame is secured to another cabinet's face frame all the cabinets act as a unit.

There is no cabinet to either its right or left. It hangs alone.


Check the Cab Mnf's installation information, to be sure.

Duh. I never even thought that there were manufacturer's installation instructions for the cabinets.


2. Should they be using some other sort of screw system to affix the cabs to the wall?

They appear to be truss head - washer head screws which are correct and appropriate for this application, expeically through 1/2" plywood. 2 1/2" long screws are typical and having 1.5" of screw into stud is fine.

3. Is there going to be a problem with the way the cabs were notched for the wiring?

Once again very typical technique and standard practice in most areas.
Thanks for the explanations.
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Stand alone - did they run a screw through the top close to the face frame into the drop or ceiling framing?

The cabinet needs to be secured as not to rotate/twist on the wall fastening points. Often if there is trim above and that is nailed into the cabinet and framing, that may adequately secure the cabinet in that regard.
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Stand alone - did they run a screw through the top close to the face frame into the drop or ceiling framing?

The cabinet actually hangs below a soffit running along that wall and I am pretty certain there isn't anything they could have ran a screw into other than the one vertical stud. They ran one screw through the cab back about an inch below the face frame and a second screw through the back below the bottom of the cabinet. Both are screwed into that one stud. When I questioned if the cabinet was secure enough and why it wasn't secured to another stud, they said there was no other stud to screw into and they placed a third screw into the same stud just about 10" above the bottom of the cabinet.

The cabinet needs to be secured as not to rotate/twist on the wall fastening points. Often if there is trim above and that is nailed into the cabinet and framing, that may adequately secure the cabinet in that regard.

I don't see how it could rotate on the wall
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Sounds like it's secure then
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