We are doing casework on a job and the owner wants a price to redo some elevator panels. There are no visible fasteners and they are not hanging on z clips. I canít imagine fastening these and then laminating them in place. Are there any other options for installing these panels with the laminate completed?
(Cabinet and Millwork Installation Forum)
From contributor H:
Double check the hanging to make sure it is always tight with metal z clips. Check where the hand rails are fastened - it can be blind anchors behind the rails.
You can install the new ones with z clips of you can just use propane type contact glue to place with dollops of liquid nails in places for long term security. Just make sure that you make a mechanical connection through the bump/grab rail with some fresh self tapper bolts through a sleeve ring and then the rail attached to it with a set screw. Make sure the bolts are not too long though you don't want the elevator guy to get cut by an end sticking out to far when he is behind the elevator for service (most of the time they are above or below anyhow but better to not create any snag points). I have many cabs out there with these methods and no problems to date.