At Cubicles.net we believe in providing the highest quality cubicles and office furniture to our clients. Some of our clients decided to install their new acquired cubicles themselves which is very easy. Below you will find our Cubicle Installation Instructions. Please let us know if you have any questions. If you have a project you would like us to quote for cubicles and installation please let us know, we would be happy to earn your business.
GENERAL TOOLS FOR CUBICLE INSTALLATION
The following tools are necessary for field assembly and installation of our Cubicles.
- Allen wrench 1/4″
- #2 Phillips head screwdriver
- #3 Philips head screwdriver
- Screwdriver med slotted
- Measuring Tape, 25′ or more
- Rubber mallet or dead blow mallet
- Carpenter’s Level
In addition, the following tools will help speed up installations:
- Cordless Drill
- Set of drill bits
- Set of screw bits
- 1/4 Allen bit
- Wrench open end 10mm
- Carton knife
- Ratchet head with 1/4″ allen bit
- 6′ step ladder
- Material handling carts
In an effort to make your project run more smoothly, the following is recommended:
- Unload all products into a stain area on your job site and sort by product number.
- Check in and count all products for accuracy and damage prior to the delivery truck leaving. Note any damages or shortages on the bill of Lading before signing.
- Notify the factory immediately of any shortages or damages with photo documentation.
- Keep and maintain a clutter- free staging area – it will help speed up your assembly.
- Protect all building walls with furniture pads or cardboard where product is leaning against them or in high traffic areas.
Cubicle Panels and Connectors
- A panel run is any combination of two or more panels connected in a straight line.
- Panels mounted at right angles to panel runs are called support panels. The minimum height for a support panel should be not less than 1/2 the height of the tallest panel in the panel run.
- Load bearing walls, also known as structural walls, are constructed of materials such as poured concrete, concrete block or drywall, properly attached to metal or wood studs. Drywall must be at least 5/8″ thick. Wall must be retrained at the floor and ceiling and should be no more than 24″ on center or 14″ high.
- Under no circumstance does Cubicles.net accept responsibility for determination of the structural integrity of load bearing wall(s).
- A Loaded Panel run is any panel run that has product components of any kind attached to it. Also known as “Load Bearing Side Wall”.
Panels/Connectors / STEP 1: Panels & Connectors
Tools Required: 1/4″ allen wrench, 10mm open end wrench
Installation: Start at a right angle condition in your layout. It is recommended that you identify the location using your plan to locate the connection in the office area.
1. Using a 2, 3 or 4 way connector, loosen the draw block at the top (finished end ) of the connector with your allen wrench. The connector should easily fit over the panel wedge blocks on the end of your first panel. Tighten connector onto panel. a. Loosen the the draw block at the top of the connector. b. Attach connector to panel. c. Tighten connector to panel.
2. Add a second panel onto the connector by loosening the other draw block at the top of the connector. Install the panel in a similar manner to 1. You now have the start of your fist station. a. Loosen the draw block at the top of the connector. b. Attach panel to connector to begin your first panel run. c. Tighten connector to panel.
3. Using your panel plan as reference, determine where the next panel goes. Install the panel in a panel run as follows: using the draw rod, open the rod so it will loosely fit over the panel you have installed. With the help of another installer, add the next panel in a straight line. Make sure the boot and the top of the panel are aligned with you panel; adjust the panel glides, if needed. Tighten draw rod and block to connect the two panel. a. Attach draw rod to existing panel. b. install next panel in panel run. c. align panel and attach draw rod. d. Tight draw rod to secure the panel. Check draw rod to and bottom block to ensure they are seated correctly.
4. Install the finished end cap. To install, loosen the top of the end cap with your allen wrench. Set the bottom of the end cap on the bottom wedge block on the panel. Move the end cap and set over the top block of the panel and tighten. a. Loosed top of end cap. b. Attach end cap at bottom of panel. c. Install over top wedge block on panel. d. Tighten end cap on panel.
5. Level panels are required. Turn leveling glide with 10mm wrench to adjust as needed. Also, realign your panels for location and square in the installation. Refer to you installation plans for location. Double check your work now; it will save time later. Level both to the earth, but also visually. a. level as needed, using wrench to move glide up or down.
6. Wall Start Application require some additional tools. The most important are a good tape measure, level and a drill. The wall should be reinforced to prevent damage or injury. Locate on your cubicle installation plan the wall start. Measure the wall, and very lightly with a pencil, mark the location of the wall start. Take a panel and level it to the wall to determine the mounting height of the wall start; lightly mark the wall at the top of the panel. Locate the top 2 holes of the wall start and mark on the wall for positioning. Install you fastener to the wall at this location and install the top of the wall start. Next, level the wall start and repeat this step on the bottom block. a. After lining up the location of the wall, start mount the top block first. b. Next attach the bottom block. c. Cut and attach the filler strip as needed.
7. When installing a variable height connection, you must remove the trim on the side of the connector you are going to attach at a variable height (always use the connector for the tallest panel you are attaching to.) To remove the filler strip, squeeze it at one end and pull toward you. Once the strip is removed, you need to unbolt the top wedge block assembly on the side you are lowering. Use a #3 phillips head screwdriver to do this. Once the block is removed, remove the connector top cap by pressing gently on the location pin to release it. Using the back of the filler strip, push the threaded plate on to the sticky tape (align to fit in connector). Using the filler strip as your guide, insert the threaded plate into the connector to the desired height connection. Reinstall the connector top wedge block using the existing screws and parts. When the wedge block is securely tightened in place, gently pull the filler strip to release it. Using a carton knife or a cutting tool, cut the filler strip to the appropriate length and reinstall the filler strip on the connector. See the next page for further installation instructions on this procedure. a. Remove the black filler strip from the side of the connector. b. Remove the top wedge block assembly. c. Remove the connector top cap. d. Place threaded connector plate on the black side of the filler strip to use as an alignment guide for installation. e. Using filler strip as your guide, place the threaded plate onto the connector at the correct location.
8. To install you variable hight condition, attach the connector to you existing panel run. Use 2 people if needed. Attach the next panel in the run. using a standard allen wrench or a ratchet, attach the panels in the variable height location as shown. a. Attach connector to existing panel run and attach the next panel in the run. b. Attach the panels at the variable height locations. c. Tighten the panel wedge block to finish the installation.
9. To install the variable height trim, take the trim strip and place it upside down on the connector, measure the length to the top and draw a line to mark for cutting. Using a small hack saw or other appropriate cutting tool, cur the trim to length. Remove the paper from the tape and align with the variable height location on the connector and press into place. a. Cut to length. b. Remove tape. c. Align with connector. d. Press into place.
- Power Harness are the power distribution parts that carry all power through the system.
- Power entry, wither base feed or ceiling feed are the power distribution parts designed to connect to the existing building power.
- Receptacles are the outlet plugs designed for installation in the Power harness to provide power within the work space.
- Festoons are used to carry the electrical power from the cubicle power harness to power harness.
- All electrically interconnected panels shall also be mechanically connected.
- A qualified electrical is an individual either or licensed or recognized by the local building code authorities to properly wire the Cubicles power to the existing building power.
1. Once you have installed the cubicle panels and connectors and have leveled the system, you can begin to install the festoons. There are two types, panel to panel and panel through post, both installed in a similar manner. Under no circumstances should you ever install 2 cubicle festoons on both side of 2 connecting power harnesses or on all 4 sides of a 4- way cubicle connection, or on 3 dies of a 3- way cubicle connection or on 2 sides of a 2 way cubicle connection. This will cause a short circuit. Place the festoon gently onto one end of the panel power harness and push until it locks into the sliver locking clip. Repeat on the next panel. a. Push the festoon onto the cubicle power harness on each panel. b. Make sure the clip is locked over the festoon to secure it. c. View of corner connection using a panel to panel festoon. d. Not shown: longer 23″ festoons are used to carry the electrical power through a 3 or 4 way cubicle connector in a straight line.
2. Install the receptacle into the side of the power harness with the number or letter in the up position. Align the lower tab on the receptacle with the mechanical connection on the power harness. a. insert the receptacle into the power harness. b. Secure the connection to lock the receptacle into place. Slide the receptacle until it locks into the spring clip via the mechanical connection.
3. The installer of the power entries both ceiling feed and base power entry must be made by a qualified electrician. The purpose of this description of the installation is to assist you in working with the electrician to have this product installed. Under no circumstances should this be attempted by a person not recognized by local building authorities as a qualified electrician.
Ceiling Power Entry Installation
a. Ceiling power entry is shipped with connecting hardware attached. Ceiling power entry at the end of a panel, 3 0r 4 way connector means of a draw rod, ordered separately. b. To attach ceiling power entry at the end of a panel, connect draw rod to end of a panel and ceiling power entry hardware the same way you would a panel to panel connection. c. To attach ceiling power entry to a connector, attach hardware on ceiling power entry to connector the same way you would on a panel to connector installation. d. Gently push ceiling feed into the end of a power harness and engage locking clip. e. Make sure the locking clip is engaged, to secure the ceiling feed.
Electrical / STEP 4: Wiring Diagram – Ceiling & Base
Diagram D is the general wiring diagram for both the ceiling and the base power entry. The diagram will vary depending on local codes. The buildings vernal wiring type and specific applications for use. In general , the WYE type application is used in most single phase offie type applications. Before wiring, you should ALWAYS consult a qualified electrician for the specific diagram to use in your facility and used only a qualified electrician to wire these power entries.
Electrical / STEP 4: 8-Wire Electrical, Base Feed Installation
a. The base power entry plugs directly into a power retro assembly at a duplex outlet connection point.
b. Locate the appropriate connecting point on the frame. The base cover must be opened to allow access.
c. Pass the flex conduit through the base cover closest to the connection point. Please the base feeing housing into position, and slide between the brackets toward the connection assembly. Ensure that the connector is fully engaged. Press further until the spring tab slicks into position.
d. Return the base cover to the closed position.
Electrical / STEP 5: Base Power Entry
a. To install the base power entry, gently push it into the side of a Power Harness at a duplex location. Make sure the power Harness snaps into the spring loaded mounting bracket. Connect cable into wall or floor at a junction box in accordance with local building codes and the wiring diagram on the previous page.
b. Gently push the Cubicle base power entry into the side of the cubicle power harness.
Electrical / STEP 6: Cubicle Connector Trim Installation
6. Begin installing the cubicle connector trim pieces as show in the following diagrams. Gently place the ends of the specific connector trim over the tabs on the end of the connector stem. ( this is for 2 and 3 way cubicle concerns only; 4- way connectors do not have trim). You may have to bend the cover slightly to place it over the tab; use caution to avoid breaking the cover. Once the cover is in place, rate the cover upward and lock into place at the upper part of the cubicle connector stem.
a. Place connector trim over the tabs on the bottom of the connector stem.
b. Place trim over tabs.
c. Rotate cover into the top of the connector stem and lock into place.
d. Connector when it’s locked in place.
Electrical / STEP 7: Cubicle Base Cover Installation Non-Powered
7. Once the energy is installed as needed and the connector trim covers are on, you can begin installation of the raceway covers.
To instal non-powered cubicle raceway, gently push the groove in the bottom of the raceway cover onto the rolled edge of the bottom of the raceway. Take care to like up the ends of the covers with the ends of the panel.
a. Gently push the raceway cover, starting at one end onto the rolled edge of the raceway.
b. Roll the cover up into position to lock into the lower edge of the panel.
c. Gently tuck the lip on the top of the raceway cover under the metal edge at the bottom of the panel.
d. When finished, the raceway cover will stay in place by itself.
Electrical / STEP 8: Cubicle Base and Trim Cover Installation
All installation of the powered raceway covers is identical to the procedure listed above for the non-powered raceway covers except alignment with the receptacles or the base power entry are critical for installation.
a. Alignment with receptacles or base power entry are critical.
b. Once alignment is complete, install like the non-powered covers listed above.
c. Install Windwo covers as needed; this can be done either before or during base cover installation.
d. Install cover as above in 3.1 through 3.4
Electrical / STEP 9: Cubicle Finished End Trim Cover
9. To install the cubicles finished end trim cover, locate the tabs at the bottom of the raceway end cap. Place them into the holes in the raceway at an end cap location.
a. Place the tabs on the bottom of the end cap into the holes on the raceway.
b. Rotate the end cap up to the bottom of the panel.
c. Lock end cap into the tab at the bottom of the panel. Adjust tab with flat trip screwdriver if needed for a trim fit.
d. Finished end trim cover when its installed.
Cubicle Storage/Cubicle Shelves/Cubicle Flipper Doors / STEP 1: Cubicle Open Shelves
1. The following installation instructions are for open shelves. This instruction is for half height and full height cubicle open shelves. It is also the beginning stage of installation for a flipper door. Begin the shelf installation by placing the rear of the shelf end at a slight angle to the panel. Insert the bracket at the rear of the shelf end into the slots not the paneling rate the shelf end 90 degrees to the panel. You should feel the shelf end drop into place’ if you don’t, you should gently tap the shelf end downward to lock into place.
a. Insert the Cubicle shelf end into the slot of the panel; you will need to insert it at approximately 85 degrees to place it into the track.
b. Move all shelf ends 90 degrees to the panels at this point to begin the next step of the installation.
Cubicle Storage/Cubicle Shelves/Cubicle Flipper Doors / STEP 2: Cubicle Shelf Pan Installation
2. To install the shelf pan, you first need to insert the shelf bolts into the shelf ends. If you are installing only a shelf, insert 4 bolts. If you are going to install a flipper door, insert 8 bolts at the point. With the rectangular slot towards you, gently set the back of the shelf on the 2 lower rear screws. Pivot the front of the shelf onto the front screws. If you are only installing a shelf, tighten all 4 screws at the point to secure the shelf.
a. Lower the rear of the shelf pan onto the rear bolts.
b. Lower the front of the shelf onto the front screws.
c. Using a #2 phillips screw driver, tighten all 4 screws at the point to secure the shelf to the shelf ends.
Cubicle Storage/Cubicle Shelves/Cubicle Flipper Doors / STEP 3: Cubicle Flipper Door Installation
3. The installation of the cubicle flipper doors is similar to a shelf. You must insert the bolts on the shelf end first. While holding door in place, set the rear of the flipper door onto the rear shelf bolts at the top of the shelf; rotate the door onto the ton bolts. Tighten all bolts, including the shelf pan bolts at this point to make your flipper door secure.
a. Insert the rear of the flipper door onto the rear upper shelf bot.
b. Rotate the flipper door onto the front upper shelf bolt.
c. Tighten all bolts. You may need to show the door slightly to get to the rear bolts. Re-check your shelf bolts and tighten, if needed.
Cubicle Worksurfaces / STEP 1:Cubicle Corner Worksurfaces and Extended Corner Worksurfaces and 120° and 135 Worksurface Installation
a. To install the cubicle corner bracket provided in the corner at the desired height. Ensure all bracket hooks are fully seated in the slots.
b. Install Cubicle cantilever bracket on the hanger frame by inserting the tab on the top hook of the cantilever bracket into the hanger frame slot at the desired height.
c. rotate bottom of cantilever bracket into frame to engage all hooks. Repeat procedure for cantilever on the other side of the work surface.
d. For corner work surfaces 60″ – 84″ wide, install center support on center frame at the same height as the cantilevers on the right and left sides.
e. Push down on all work surface supports to ensure all hooks are fully seated in slots.
f. Install shoulder screws at the back of the pre-drilled holes. Do not install front spacer yet.
g. Install worksurface on the cantilever brackets by inserting shoulder screws into keyhole slots in rear of cantilever brakes. Push work surface back until front spacers or pre drilled holed align with holes in the cantilever brackets. Install front spacers.
h. For 60″ wide or greater work surfaces, align center support.
i. level work surfaces by adjusting the leveling screw at the top of the front cantilever brackets.
j. Install adjacent work surface as required.
k. Attach ganging plates between adjacent work surfaces.
Cubicle Worksurfaces / STEP 2: Rectangular Worksurface Installation
a. Install cantilever bracket on hanger frame by inserting the tab on the top hook of the cantilever bracket into the hanger frame slot at the desired height. Rotate bottom of cantilever bracket into hanger frame to engage all hooks. Repeat procedure for cantilever on other side of the work surface.
b. For work surfaces 60″ to 85″wide, install center support on center hanger frame at the same height as the cantilevers on the right and left side. Push down on all work surface supports to endure all hooks are fully seated in slots.
c. Install shoulder screws and front spacers provided onto work surface in pre drilled holes. Install work surface by inserting shoulder screws into keyhole slots in rear of cantilever brackets, push work surface back until front spacers engage the ton holes in the cantilever brackets.
d. Install work surface on the cantilever brackets by inserting shoulder screws into keyhole slots in rear of the cantilever brackets. Push work surface back until front spacers align with holes at the ton of the cantilever bracket. Drop front of work surface into place.
e. Install adjacent work surfaces required. Attach ganging plates between adjacent work surfaces in underside of the work surface.
Cubicle Worksurfaces / STEP 3: Cubicle Transaction Surface Installation
3. Transaction surface support. there are three types of transaction surface supports. End support is used to support the transaction surface placed at the end of a panel run. Mid end support is used to support the transaction surface placed at 2-3 or 4 way connector post. Center support is used to support the transaction surface in a straight line connection.
Installation of a rectangular transaction surface at the end of a panel run and a 2- way connector.
a. Remove top connector block at panel and post connection.
b. Install Mid end support in place of connector top block.
c. Remove top block on finished end and install end support on finished end in place of the top block.
d. Reinstall finished end and secure to panel end.
e. Position transition surface on to of supports and secure with screws provided.
Cubicle Pedestals/Cubicle File Cabinets / STEP 1: Pedestals & Supporting Lateral Files
1. All pedestals and support lateral files require attachment to the work surface they are supporting. It is important that you check your pedestal height in step 4 work surface installation. If the height is incorrect you will have to reset the height of the work surface accordingly. First step is to open the drawer on your pedestal. Remove the top two boxes drawers or the file drawer depending on your configuration. using the screws provided and with the pedestal in place, attach the screws at the front and the rear of the pedestal to support it. Replace the drawers.
a. Open pedestal.
b. Remove the drawer by lifting the dislodged bracket and pulling forward on the drawer.
c. Insert the mounting screws into the location at the front and rear of the cubicle pedestal.
d. Carefully re-insert the drawer into the track.
Cubicle Accessories / STEP 1:Cubicle Tack boards & Cubicle Markerboards
1. Insert the tack board mounting brackets on the top panel hanger frame at the desired location. Attach the shoulder screws to the tack board approximately 4″ from the top of the tack board, about 1/2″ in from the edge of the tack board, the second screw is located exactly 7″ below the first. Slide the tack board screw into the tear drop of the tack board bracket and the top both of the bracket. Check to make sure the tack board is level.
a. Insert the bracket on to the panel.
b. Attach the tack board to the top notch and lower tear drop.
c. Completed tack board should look level.