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Nifty trick to install horizontal panels on wall

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Texas_Signmaker, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Normally I panel vertical, but on corrugated metal buildings, vertical can be tricky because there is very little room on the ridges. When I do horizontal, I came up with an easy trick to line the panels up in seconds. I use a metal bracket and fasten it to the top of the bottom panel where I would normally pop a screw in anyway. It creates a little pocket for the top panel to slide in and sit right on top of the bottom panel. It also keeps it in place until I can get some screws in. This also works on 8'x8' real estate / construction site signs.

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  2. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    I like it! That's a good trick.
     
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  3. letterman7

    letterman7 Very Active Member

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    Slick - nice!
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Great tip. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Quite clever!
     
  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Those little brackets come in very handy on a number of things. That and the C clamps make handling signs sooo much easier.
     
  7. JBurton

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    I do something similar on horizontal seems. I have a piece of angle we have reused several times now that's 20' long 2x2x1/8" architectural style (Square inside corner) Screw it to the bottom of a cabinet like a piece of trim, or turn it 90 and screw it to a wall for a wall sign. Plus it's easy to level.
    I like this though, never thought to panel vertically on corrugated walls.
    I'll say if you like c-clamps, check out kant-twist clamps. Their more robust, and they have a wider clamping area so you can lift more weight without marring the materials as much.
     
  8. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I'll look into those.

    The C clamps are handy dandy... I'll put a couple on slide-out poly faces when they won't budge, or clamp them to the top of a sign when I need to lift it.. so much easier then pinching it with my hands.
     
  9. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    I used them on a large cabinet install when the top saddle got hung on the top of the pole. The dummy who welded the frame together did not put any access to the top of the sign, but luckily he ran stringers between the two saddles. I took a pair of the clamps and clamped one at 3' and one at 6' and used them for ladder rungs!
    Also it beats the hell out of a c clamp when you find yourself needing a hammer.
     
  10. Brandon708

    Brandon708 Very Active Member

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    Slick. Thanks for sharing. I love these types of posts!!! :):)
     
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