H. FASTENING OF ADJACENT CABINETS
1. Fasten adjacent cabinets together through their side-walls. Two fasteners should be used. One near the
upper corner and one near the lower corner, within 2 Inches (5.08cm) of the cabinet's front.
2. In those instances where cabinets must be separated with a spacer, the fastener must also pass through the
3. Drill a 5/16 Inch (.794cm) diameter hole through both adjacent cabinet side-walls and spacer if used. Holes
should be drilled within 2 Inches (5.08cm) of the cabinet's upper and lower corners.
4. Securely fasten adjacent cabinets to one another using 1/4 Inch (.635cm) diameter hexagon-cap screws
length as needed, two heavy duty 1/4 Inch (.635cm) diameter washers, two 1/4 Inch (.635cm) diameter
fender washers, and a 1/4 Inch (.635cm) lock nut or a 1/4 Inch (.635cm) lock washer and 1/4 Inch
(.635cm) standard nut. Insert the hexagon-cap screw through the heavy-duty flat washer, through the fender
washer, and through the 5/16 Inch (.794cm) diameter hole in the sides of the cabinets (also through the
spacer if one is used). The remaining fender washer, flat washer and lock nut should be securely tightened on
to the hexagon-cap screw. At least two fasteners should be used for each cabinet. A standard 1/4 Inch
(.635cm) lock washer and standard 1/4 Inch (.635cm) nut may be used in place of the lock nut.
Within 2 Inch (5.08cm) of front, top, and bottom
Inside wall of cabinet
5/16 Inch (.794cm) Diameter hole through both
cabinets side-walls, two places
Front of cabinet
Hardwood floor of semitrailer
Fastening adjacent cabinets
I. FINAL TOUCH-UP and INSPECTION
Upon completion of installing all the cabinets in a semitrailer, perform the following;
1. Verify that all cabinets function properly.
2. Verify that all fasteners are in place and are tightened.
3. Look under the trailer for any protruding holes or fasteners. Fill any holes with wood putty and undercoat
any repaired/filled holes or exposed lag bolts.
4. Cleaning, priming and painting of all fasteners used for fastening the cabinets to the floor, wall, and each other.
Painting will help prevent corrosion from attacking the fasteners.