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sgt.colon

Kitchen removal

We are having our kitchen wall removed next week and I will be removing the old kitchen. The problem I am having at the moment is the wall units that are up I can't see how they are attached to the wall.

Does anyone know how they attach modern units to the wall? I suspect they are behind the backboard but how do I get to them?

Thanks. Smile
dpack

they might be hooked onto a rail, try lifting and wriggling em.

i usually just wrench em off with a big jemmy and drop em on a corner to flat pack em for the skip.
sometimes bashing one side out allows the box to be waggled, collapsed and separated from wall/ next unit .

if you plan on refitting the same units finding and undoing screws etc in hard to reach places awaits you Rolling Eyes
sgt.colon

Thanks DPack. Mrs C has said about selling it on EBay, so fun and games await me I guess. Laughing
dpack

wall cupboards first ,doors then carcase
base unit doors
worktop
base units third.

if it is chipboard and or a low to mid range flatpack system chances are it isn't worth the effort for what can be rescued.

decent stuff will extract ok and have a good value for effort.
buzzy

It's just possible they might be glued on!

But, depending on how many units there are, sacrificing one with dpack's bash and tumble method might be necessary to discover the fixing style used.

Could you detect screws with a stud/pipe/cable detector?

Other than that, you could try "Oh, you wanted to resell them? I didn't hear you say that!"

Henry
Nick

Look inside the units at the top. Might be plastic blocks. These contain screws which adjust external hooks to latch onto and tighten on brackets screws to the wall. Loosen these screws and they should lift vertically up.
dpack

good hint nick.

the fixings often have a measure of stealth Rolling Eyes

re the mention of glue, with "yer basic sort of unit " i'm probably not the only one that uses gripfix or similar between boxes to create a more stable frame/line for the doors.
you will find out fairly quickly.

spalled or rusted screws are best drilled through the head if you want the object they are stuck through.
there are other ways n means but a decent bit and drill followed by a mole wrench or saw for the shaft are best, cross heads are easy , dot punch and pilot slotted ones Wink

if you get stuck ask before using a fubar, then i will suggest a fubar Laughing Laughing Laughing
dpack

perfect for all your kitchen needs

Very Happy
sean

perfect for all your kitchen needs

Very Happy
Quite fancy one of them. All the destruction in one handy unit.
dpack

Laughing

there are big ones as well. Cool
Jamanda

Rolling Eyes
Hairyloon

Thanks DPack. Mrs C has said about selling it on EBay, so fun and games await me I guess. Laughing

"Buyer removes"
SEP.
dpack

Laughing buzzy

Thanks DPack. Mrs C has said about selling it on EBay, so fun and games await me I guess. Laughing
"Buyer removes"
SEP.

"Buyer removes. NB Wall not included."

Henry
sgt.colon

Thanks for all the help guys. Really appreciated. Smile

Oh no, the wall can be included as that is coming down also. Very Happy
gregotyn

I would keep a couple of units for the garden shed, to keep refreshments inside. A top one for food the bottom one for "liquids", slightly cooler below esp. if insulated!
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