Installation

House Numbers Installation

 Included are:

  • 4 threaded rods

 What you will need: 

  • A level
  • Measuring tape
  • Electric Drill for your type of wall covering (hammer drill and 3/8”masonry bit required for solid masonry walls)
  • Construction adhesive (for your type of wall covering, found at your local hard ware store)
  • Masking tape

  Instructions: 

  1. Remove the bolts that are inserted into the T-nuts. These are used only for shipping purposes only.
  2. Measure the distance between the centers of all four t-nuts, located at the back of your address plaque.
  3. Measure and mark the same distance on your wall for all four holes to be drilled. Ensure that the markings are level, so that your address plaque will hang accordingly.
  4. With the appropriate tool for your exterior covering, drill through your four marked holes. We recommend a 2 inch minimum depth.
  5. Hand-screw the threaded rods to the back of your address plaque, ensure that they are each securely tightened.
  6. Insert construction adhesive into each hole on your wall covering. Fill approximately 1/3 full.
  7. Set address plaque into place. Check that it is level and in plane with wall surface.
  8. Use masking tape to keep adhesive from dripping from the holes.
  9. Let adhesive set up for at least one hour before removing tape.

 

Gibson Mailbox Installation

Included are:

  • 2 plastic anchors (for composite siding, drywall, and masonry walls. Not necessary on wood)
  • 2 screws – all applications

What you will need:

  • A level
  • Measuring tape
  • Phillips screw driver
  • Drill (For your type of wall covering. Hammer drill is required on masonry and stone walls)

Instructions: 

  1. Measure the distance between the hardware holes located at the back of your mailbox.
  2. Measure and mark the same distance on your wall. Ensure that the markings are level, so that your mailbox will hang accordingly.
  3. With the appropriate tool for your exterior covering, drill through your two marked holes.
  4. If needed, install the plastic anchors
  5. Install screws. Be sure to leave a ¾” gap from the wall.
  6. Hang your mailbox and tighten the screws to secure it.

 

Handrail Installation

Included are:

  • Handrail Brackets
  • Screws

What you will need:

  • A level
  • Measuring tape
  • Stud finder
  • Power drill
  • Painters Tape
  • Chalk Line
  • Pencil

Measure and mark: 

  1. Use a stud finder to locate and mark the studs along the wall. Mark each stud with a piece of painters tape and/or pencil approximately 34 to 38-inches* above the stairs.
  2. Place a level vertically against the wall at the front edge (nose) of the top landing. Measure straight up 34 to 38-inches* and make a mark with painters tape and/or pencil. Repeat this step at the bottom of your stair run on the edge (nose) of the stairs. 
  3. Connect the top mark at the at your highest stair and the mark at the bottom of the stairs by snapping a chalk line on the wall. Or by using your painters tape on short runs. This will be the line where your handrail will be located.
  4. Mark on the wall where each bracket will go, making sure there is a stud behind it. Position the brackets at a height so that the top of the handrail will match up with the chalk line. Place the bracket against the wall and place a dot on the wall for each screw hole. Brackets should be spaced minimum 30” apart for safety.

Prepare handrail:

  1. Railings greater than 104”: Handrails longer than 104” are shipped in two or more pieces. Attach the pieces together by fitting the supplied splice in the channel and installing the set screws. Do not overtighten.
  2. All brackets are pre-drilled, the rail itself is not pre-drilled, because it doesn't need to be, we provide self drilling tap screws for installation. In some cases, pilot holes may need to be drilled prior to using self-drilling screws if your drill is not strong enough or you can't apply the proper amount of pressure on the drill.

Attach handrail to wall:

  1. Drill pilot holes into the wall for the brackets. Make sure the diameter of the drill bit is slightly smaller than the diameter of the screws. Screw the brackets to the wall.
  2. Set and center hand rail on the brackets. Mark the screw holes where the brackets will screw into the bottom of the hand rail.
  3. Use the self-drilling screws provided to attach the handrail to the brackets. Use a power drill and apply a significant amount of pressure, to get them to go in. If you are not able to apply enough pressure, you may be required to drill pilot holes in the hand rail. You will need a 5/32 drill bit.
  4. Install remaining screws, making sure that brackets are tightened securely

*Be sure to check local building codes before beginning. While the guidelines suggested in these instructions suggest a height between 34” to 38”, the local county or city code office will be able to tell you if there are any special requirements in your area.

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