Friday, June 28, 2013

How to Install a Bathroom Medicine Cabinet

Fig.1 Hole in wall
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip tip
Medicine chest
Hand screwdriver with Phillip tip #2
Sheetrock screws
Loctite® Polyseam seal Tub and Tile Adhesive Caulk White

Mrs. Black wanted to visit North Hollywood, California. She rented a home near the black Subway Line to see all the free parks and museums in the area. While in her home she noticed that she does not have a medicine cabinet. The hole was there for a new one, but the chest was gone. She left messages for her landlord, with no response. She decided to put in a new one and called my service to handle the problem.

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This post shows the eight steps to installing a new medicine chest into a master bathroom.

Step 1: Fig.1 above shows the hole in her bathroom with the missing medicine chest.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the back side of the new medicine chest.
Fig.2 New medicine chest
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the front of the medicine chest.
Fig.3 Mirror
Step 4: Fig.4
shows there are four location for wood screws two on the top and two on the bottom sides. Use a cordless screwdriver with a Phillip tip and drive the sheetrock screws to attach the box to the wood studs. Some cabinets come with the hardware and directions. Notice below the hand screwdriver is placing the first screw into the screw slot. Fig.5 shows the lower portion of the cabinet where a metal screws was mounted.
Fig.4 Placing screws
Fig.5 Bottom screw
Step 5: Fig.6 shows cutting the tip of the Tub and Tile Caulking with scissors.
Fig.6 Caulking

Step 6: Fig.7 and fig.8, shows Tub and Tile Caulking being used to seal the edges completely around the medicine chest.
Fig.7 Tub caulking
Fig.8 Squeeze tube
Step 7: Fig.9 shows the assembly of the two upper shelves.
Fig.9 Plastic Shelves
Step 8: Fig.10 shows the assembly of the bottom shelf and fig.11 shows the finished shelf.

Fig.10 Inside new chest
Fig.11 Finished cabinet

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