Installation Help Toilet Partitions – Shower Stalls – Toilet Partition Hardware – Urinal Screens
The following information is a suppliment to our Installation Manual which you should consult with first. If you cannot find your answers there, you can contact your local Metpar Representative from whom you purchased the material. If you prefer, feel free to forward your inquiry to our Tech Support Team. We will be happy to help you resolve your issues promptly and efficiently.
1. Caution, safety first! Be certain to have and use the proper safety gear.
2. Structural support in the walls, floors and/or ceiling is not supplied by Metpar. Verify that adequate blocking has been installed where necessary before you proceed.
3. Refer to the layout drawings prepared by Metpar for further information such as; product style (ie: The Corinthian FP-500 Overhead Braced), stall width and depth, ceiling height (for ceiling hung or floor-to-ceiling), individual component sizes (ie: panels, stiles /or doors), etc. You will need the layout drawings to determine the centerline markings for drilling locations.
4. When the material is shipped to you, an Initial Release (packing list) is included. Be certain that all items you need have been ordered and shipped properly.
5. Plan ahead… coordinate all of the materials and hardware for each specific layout. Study your layout drawings and evaluate any special conditions that may require custom size materials, unique hardware or special tools.
6. When you determine the centerline dimensions, refer to the stall depths shown on your layout drawings. For Powder Shield, Stainless Steel and Plastic Laminate pilasters, the centerline is 5/8" less than the stall depth. Solid Phenolic pilasters are 3/8" less.
7. Read all of the Instruction Manual carefully and thoroughly. Reading the manual first will better prepare you for the entire installation. If you need a copy you can download it from this site or you can E-mail us a request to send you a copy via "snail-mail".
8. For your convenience, we recommend that you have the following tools; Tape Measure, Chalk Line, Pencil, Masking Tape (to help you layout drilling locations), Electric or Battery-Operated Drill, Drill Bits, Screwdriver (slotted and phillips head), Center Punch, Plumb-Bob, Level, Hacksaw, Hammer, Shims, Support Blocks (12" high).
Things to watch out for... Apply caution when involved in any of the following circumstances.
1. Stainless steel surface mounted hinges. When installed onto 2", 3" and 4" pilasters at the wall, you may have to adjust the elevation of the wall brackets (S1L) so they do not interfere with position of the door hinges. Simply raise or lower the wall brackets. But, be certain that wall blocking (if required) has been installed at the proper elevation.
2. Full height stainless steel Multi-Cam® hinges. Similar to item #1, adjust the position of the wall brackets to avoid interference. Also, because the leg of the Multi-Cam hinge is nominally 1.5" wide, allow a minimum of 2" from the door to the dividing panel to avoid conflict with the panel-to-pilaster bracket. For Plastic Laminate and/or Solid Phenolic partitions, be certain to use a 1-ear bracket next to the door hinge.
3. Be aware... when using full height brackets, you will need a shorter length than the usual 58" long bracket when installing it on a small wall pilaster. The shorter size will allow you to install it between the door hinges. If you have full height Multi-Cam® hinges, the full height bracket must be the "S3M" style with shorter legs to fit onto a smaller pilaster (ie: 3" and 4"). If you have a 2" pilaster or a square post next to a door at the wall, then the full height bracket will not fit at all. Instead, you can use a full height angle on one side of the pilaster (the opposite side of the full height door hinge).
Hardware Nomenclature… What does "P1" mean? What are all those little circles on my layout drawing?
These indicate the hardware to be used at that location. Each circle is an abbreviation for the bracket type. Each hardware package is marked with the same notation for easier identification.
P1 = One ear (#145) panel bracket. This kit includes 4 brackets, 2 for each end of the panel)
P2 = Two ear (#144) panel bracket. This kit includes 4 brackets, 2 for each end of the panel)
P3 = One ear (#145) alcove panel bracket. This kit includes 2 brackets for the panel at the wall and alcove brackets for the panel-to-pilaster attachment.
PF = "PF" Screen (panel and post). This kit has 2pcs #144 2-ear bracket, 2pcs #148 u-bracket, post cap and post shoe.
WH = Wall Hung Urinal Screen. This kit has 3pcs #144 2-ear brackets.
S1S = One-ear (#143) short pilaster bracket (2" stiles only). 2 per kit.
S1L = One-ear (#147) long pilaster bracket (3" up). 2 per kit.
S3S S3L = Same as S1S S1L with 3 brackets per kit. (normally used on 58" wall hung pilasters)
S1LP = One-ear #147) pilaster bracket against panel. 2 per kit.
S3M = One-ear (#143) mini post bracket (3 per). The legs are even shorter than a normal #143 1-ear bracket and used exclusively on a post. This kit also has the post caps.
EHR = End Headrail brackets. #130 and #131 brackets for rectangular end headrail.
DB1 = Door Bumper
All normal door kits include the hinges, latch, strike and keeper.
H-1 = Inswing Door Hardware
H-2 = Outswing Door Hardware
H-3 = Entry Door Hardware
P-S-1 = Inswing Post to Stile Door Hardware(post on hinge side of door stile on strike side)
P-S-2 = Outswing Post to Stile Door Hardware (post on hinge side of door stile on strike side)
RHI = Right Hand Inswing surface mounted door hardware*.
LHI = Left Hand Inswing surface mounted door hardware*.
RHO = Right Hand Outswing surface mounted door hardware*.
LHO = Left Hand Outswing surface mounted door hardware*.
*The "handed" surface mounted hinges could pertain to the original style stainless steel surface hinges (such as the standard hinges you would have on a phenolic door) or they may be the full height stainless steel Multi-Cam® hinges. Refer to your Metpar drawings and Initial Release (parts order) to be certain which type you need for your order.
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