Monday, March 23, 2015

How to Install Two kitchen Knifes Magnetic Bars

Fig.1 New Knife Rack
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools: 
Claw hammer
Cordless screwdriver (hand held)
Pencil #2
Phillip bit
Phillip Screwdriver manual
Screws and anchors
Tool rack holder organizer

George Baker is a used car salesman who live in Chino Hills, California. He live in a studio cottage overlooking a golf course overrun by carts and flying golf balls. He had installed a short metal magnetic knife holder in the kitchen but it wasn't large enough to hold all of his kitchen knives.

This post shows the ten steps on how to install an new magnetic organizer bar.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows how the new magnetic bar will look like.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the tools needed for this job. A claw hammer, a hand held screwdriver with Phillip bit, two screwdriver both Phillip tip.
Fig.2 The installation tools
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the UPC sticker and description for two extra long tool rack holder organizer purchased on the Internet. 
Fig.3 Tool Rack Holder Organizer
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the packaged screws for the organizer. Fig.5 and fig.6 shows the screws and anchors for hanging the organizer bar. This set came with 4-metal screws, but it did not come with wall anchors. Fig.6 shows many types of wall anchors, some plastic and some metal. For this job large plastic wall anchors were used.
Fig.4 Package screws
Fig.5 Many sized wall anchors
Fig.6 Plastic anchors
Step 5: Fig.7 through fig.10 shows the removal of the old magnetic bar. Fig.7 shows the old magnetic bar. Fig.8 through fig.10 shows the steps to remove the bar. The magnetic bar had to be pried apart to remove the front cover. Once the cover was removed the installation screws could be removed. The block of wood was used to give some space between the outside cover and the wall.
Fig.7 Old magnetic knife bar
Fig.8 White magnet gray backing
Fig.9 Magnetic strips
Fig.10 Parts taken apart and stored
Step 6: Fig.11 shows the two magnetic bars that will be installed in the kitchen wall.
Fig.11 Two magnetic bars
Step 7: Fig.12 shows the one magnetic bar over the electrical plug. The magnetic torpedo level is attached to the metal rail to keep it straight. Use a pencil to assist that will be installed in the kitchen wall. It shows were to make the holes in the walls.
Fig.12 Torpedo Level
Step 8: Fig.13 and fig.14 shows to use of a #2 pencil to mark the holes for the magnetic rail. Fig.14 shows the use of a Phillip screwdriver to punch a hole in the wall. This techniques help when using plastic anchors.
Step 13: #2 pencil
Step 14: Phillip screwdriver
Step 9: Fig.15 shows the plastic anchor is placed in the wall. The plastic anchor is a place holder for the metal screws that will hold the metal rail on the wall. Four anchors were used for the knife rail. Use the claw hammer to hammer the plastic anchor flat into the wall. Just pushing the anchor in the wall will not work as well as if a hammer is used.
Step 15: Plastic anchor
Step 10: Fig.16 through fig.18 shows three pictures were the knives were placed on the magnetic organizer.
Fig.16 Left side
Fig.17 Middle
Fig.18 Knife rack color coded

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