In-wall utility cabinets Rochester, NY Finger Lakes

Installation Info


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General Information: Hole In The Wall Products are easy to install! Our cabinets were designed for the Do-It-Yourselfer. The guidelines below will help you with a quick and easy installation.

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Hole In The Wall cabinets can be installed in either interior or exterior walls. For exterior walls constructed using 2"x4" studs, insulation directly behind the cabinet will need to be removed. For exterior walls constructed with 2"x6" studs, in most cases, the insulation can be compressed to allow for the depth of the cabinet.

As with any residential product installation, Power to the rooms you are working in should be shut off at the circuit breakers. The walls of your house are home to other items as well such as plumbing pipes, electrical wires and heating and AC ducts. You will need to identify if any of these items are close to the location you have selected to install the cabinet.

In most cases, electrical, telephone and cable TV wires can be rerouted either above or below the cabinet. For 2"x6" wall construction, most wires can be pushed behind the cabinet.

If the wall is not weight bearing, studs can easily be removed or relocated to position the cabinet where you want it. Consult with a professional builder or carpenter prior to cutting or removing a stud.

Tools needed:

  • Stud Finder
  • Drywall Saw
  • Level
  • Tape Measure
  • Phillips Screw Driver
  • Pencil
  • Optional - Caulk gun if using adhesive

Installation Procedure:

  1. SHUT OFF POWER at the breaker box the room you're working in AND the room on the other side of the wall to eliminate any chance of electrical hazard.
  2. Use a stud finder to locate the studs in the wall where the cabinet will be installed. (If you don't have a stud finder, you can purchase our affordable Installation Kit).
  3. With a tape measure, locate the desired bottom of the opening from the floor.
  4. Using the template provided with the cabinet and a level, position the template between the studs at the desired location, ensuring the template is straight using the level as shown.
  5. Trace around the template to mark the exact location to be cut.
    Note: If locating the exact position of the studs is difficult, a small hole can be drilled in the middle of the traced template area and a cut coat hanger can be gently inserted and used like a wiper to locate the left and right positions of any studs or other obstructions.
  6. Using a drywall saw, carefully cut along the traced template lines to create the opening for the cabinet. Use gentle saw strokes to ensure you don't damage the other wall or any other items that may be in the wall.
    Note: a makeshift dust collector can easily be fashioned out of a piece of letter size paper and some masking tape. Fold the paper into thirds in the long direction forming a 'U' shape and fix it to the wall with the masking tape just below the opening. This will catch most of the drywall dust generated by the saw. Carefully remove and discard when finished cutting.
  7. Set the cabinet into the opening and lower it, ensuring that the cleat on the bottom of the cabinet is seated behind the bottom edge of the drywall opening. Check for a proper fit and that the cabinet is level.
  8. Using the bracket and screws provided, insert the bracket into the slot on the inside of the cabinet and fasten with the two screws provided.
  9. Fill the cabinet with tissue and you are finished. Congratulations!!

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