The Acacia Cabinetworks Installer Pro Training gives the foundations needed to successfully install our products.
- Acacia Cabinetworks strongly recommends each lead completes the Installer Pro Training.
- Recommend participating in training every two years. Product is continuously being updated and/or modified.
- General Contractor Safety Requirements
- See appendix.
- Each section to be acknowledged and signed to complete program.
- Installers completing the training, or working through a lead who has signed off on training, are responsible to uphold all of the policies being set forth under the training program. This includes but it is not limited to the following:
- General Conduct Policy
- Safety Policy
- Best Practices for Installation
- Using the Correct/Recommended Tools for the Installation
- Install Issues in the Field
- Issues are handled on an individual basis to determine replacement cost if necessary.
- Repetitive issues that are deemed neglect, may result in replacement costs along with revoking of the training certificate and/or retraining on the program to keep or get back the certificate.
- Attend a formal training meeting.
- Classroom Participation
- Video Overview
- Program Guide
- Hinge Training
- Drawer Training
- Smartsheet App Install and Overview
- General Conduct and Safety Review
- Install Participation: Kitchen and/or Bath
- Acknowledgement and Signing of Training Guide and Safety Procedures: Separate Document
Common Install Glitches and Recommendations
Fasteners & Mounting Screws
Blind Base Cabinets
Blind base must be set to clear minimum pull and not surpass maximum pull.
Blind Wall Cabinets
Blind wall must be set to clear minimum pull and not surpass maximum pull.
Proper Placement of Fasteners
Common Site Conditions Review
- Studs off center.
- Pipe chase.
- Plumbing locations.
- Bowed stud.
- Unleveled floor or wall.
- Out of square framing.
Tools, Supplies & Safety Equipment Needed
- Tape Measure
- Stud Finder
- Drill & Drill Bits
- Miter Saw
- Jig Saw
- Table Saw
- Finish Gun
- Hardware Templates
- Shop Vac
- Tarp/Plastic/Cardboard/Floor Covering
- Trash Bags
- Cleaning Cloths
- Safety Equipment
- Eye Protection
Low and High Point
Prepare Your Work Area
Arrange and Sort Cabinets
- Review your layout, smartsheet, shop drawings, etc.
- Unpack all material and account for all cabinets, checking for damage at this time.
- Cabinets should be right side up.
- Set your cabinets out according to the layout starting with wall cabinets.
- For an L or U shape kitchen, begin in the corner.
- Lay out cabinets properly to make sure they fit and you will have enough space to insert appliances.
- Remove the doors, drawers and shelves carefully placing them aside to not get damaged.
- If removing lift stay see additional adjustment information.
- If all material and hardware is there, proceed to next step.
- If there are any issues with the layout or product, STOP what you are doing and contact your manufacturer representative immediately.
Setting and Leveling: Wall & Base
- Pre-drill and mount 1 screw on the top of the cabinet into the wall for initial setting.
- Continue this for each cabinet.
- Set next cabinet, slide together, clamp and screw.
- Some shims may be needed behind the cabinets to fill any gaps created by uneven walls. Never try to pull the cabinet to the wall to fill the gap.
- Once all wall cabinets are in place, install remaining screws, top and bottom.
- Now proceed with base cabinets using the same process. Remember with bottom screws to pre-drill as well.
- Base cabinets are set according to layout and not by drain center on wall.
- Base cabinets are intended to align with above wall cabinets.
- Some shims may be needed to level the cabinets.
- Two or more cabinets on any single wall, installed side by side which are all screwed together through the sides.
- Be sure to use the correct hardware.
Mechanical Cut Outs
- Be aware of any/all mechanical locations that need to be brought through wall backs including plumbing and electrical.
- Use appropriate hole saw to cut out for plumbing: water supply and drain. We recommend using hole saws in accordance with the diameter of the pipe.
- Minimizing the hole size is imperative.
- Suggest removing the valve knobs which will allow for a much smaller and more precise hole.
- Use table saw to trim the fillers to the proper width.
- Pre-drill cabinet side in preparation to attach filler.
Shelves, Drawers & Doors
- Place shelves, drawers and doors back on cabinet.
- Check for gaps in doors & realign!
Door & Drawer Hardware
- Install Door & Drawer Hardware
- Confirm location on the door or drawer front.
- When mounting hardware, use a drilling template for a consistent location.
- Be sure to drill with door open as to NOT go through framework of cabinet.
- Prepare back of door or drawer to prevent blowout.
- Ensure all cabinet door and drawer bumpers are attached. This can create a misalignment as well as a slamming sound if not present.
- Use hand screwdrivers to prevent screw stripping on the handles.
Hinge Adjustment Guide
A specially developed technical solution allows the sideways adjustment of the door while maintaining the gap behind the door (“L • value of 0.7 mm). The adjustment screw operates in conjunction with the inner leaf of the hinge arm. The door moves in only one direction – parallel to the carcase and without a gap developing between the door and the carcase. NO further adjustments are necessary.
Depth adjustment with Domi snap-on mounting plates.
Depth adjustment is made without loosening any screws. The door can be moved frontally from
-0.5 mm to +2.8 mm simply by rotating the cam adjuster in this range of mounting plates.
Height adjustment with Domi snap-on mounting plates.
By loosening the two fixing screws it is possible to adjust the door vertically by ±2 mm.
The oval holes allow the mounting plate to slide freely in both directions. Finally,
the screws must be re-tightened.
Lift Stay Adjustment – Incorrect
Lift Stay Adjustment – Correct
Metal Drawer Guide
- Trim off exposed shims on base and/or wall cabinets.
- Remove all stickers, if present, from the interior or exterior of cabinets. Stickers should be easy peel. DO NOT use a metallic scraper to remove any stickers that may be present.
- Clean-up space before leaving.
- Wipe off shelves.
- Vacuum out cabinets.
- Discard all packaging.
- One final walk-through: all doors and drawers should open and close properly and be aligned properly.
How to NOT leave an install space.