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Installation Instructions for:
Factory Built Units - SERIES 1

Claridge Factory Built Units are inspected and are approved as being without damage at the time of shipment. On arrival, carefully examine each carton for damage. If damage is visible have the driver clearly note that fact on your delivery receipt and file claim immediately. Immediately after delivery, open all cartons (save cartons) and inspect for concealed damage. If damage is discovered call carrier and request inspection. Failure to report concealed damage within 15 days will result in the carrier denying the claim. Claridge will not be responsible for any damage claims if an inspection report is not secured and a claim not filed within the time limit.


Storing Instructions (Pre-Installation)

Prefabricated markerboards, chalkboards, and tackboards have wood fiber cores or backing materials, and will, under certain climate conditions, show slight dimensional changes. The following instructions must be followed to guarantee they will remain flat and true.

1.After opening and inspecting boards for damage, return to original crates or cartons for storage and do not uncrate until boards are to be erected. Uncrated, they must not be allowed to lean at an angle against the wall or other objects and must not lay on the floor for any length of time. Boards should be stored in as close to a vertical position as possible.
2.Do not erect boards on damp walls or in damp and humid weather without heat in the building.
3.Clean off all fingerprints, dirt, etc. at once.
4.Follow pre-use instructions for optimal board performance.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Installing Mounting Angles

For permanent installations, we recommend using a combination of angle clips and adhesive.

Note: Sections of angle clips to be anchored to wall at top of board are punched with 3/16� slotted holes. (For continuous angles, holes should not be more than 16� o.c.)

1.Attach bottom mounting angle clip or continuous angle to wall with required wall fasteners at architect's specified marker tray or chalk tray height. Wall fasteners not furnished. Caution should be exercised to assure that the hangers are level. INSTALL ANGLE CLIPS 24" O.C. (Except end clips which should be 3" in from end of board.)
2.Attach top mounting hangers (with slotted side to wall) maintaining board height plus approx. 1/8" clearance between top and bottom angle, which will put the wall fastener in the bottom of the slot. NOTE: Snug down wall fastener. DO NOT TIGHTEN COMPLETELY.
3.Apply adhesive (Claridge 16A or a wallboard or construction adhesive) to back of board according to manufacturer's printed instructions, or by staggering egg-size globs of adhesive approximately 12" o.c. Adhesive should not be closer than 6" to edge of board. Caution should be exercised not to use adhesive too sparingly or to allow adhesive to remain on back of board more than 10 minutes before hanging.
4.Install board by inserting bottom of board on top of bottom mounting angle. Press board firmly to wall and install screws furnished through angle into board trim at bottom of board only.
5.Using a wooden block, tap top mounting angle down tight against board trim and install screws.
6.Be certain entire markerboard or chalkboard is shored up for 48 to 72 hours until adhesive dries. Chalkboard or similar material can be placed under center of shoring material to add more pressure to center of board.

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