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  • How did they do it: panel on frame and wall

     David Hammond updated 1 year ago 6Members · 7 Posts
  • Tim de Beir

    Member
    January 8, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Okay guys this is the first time I do not know how something has been made (mounted) onto this wall.

    So I can see front panel that is mounted on the aluminium frame behind it, but there are no screws visible!


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  • Chris Wilson

    Member
    January 8, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    My bet is glue or VHB tape or similar.
    Also willing to bet that the old sign is still in the channel.

  • Tim de Beir

    Member
    January 8, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Nope brand new units, also as the sign showed only 3 months old… if glued there is not much surface for mounting it onto? Frame is only contour I guess…

    Size 4 metres x 1,4 metres so weight is also an issue.

  • Mark Piddington

    Member
    January 9, 2020 at 3:44 am
    quote Tim de Beir:

    Nope brand new units, also as the sign showed only 3 months old… if glued there is not much surface for mounting it onto? Frame is only contour I guess…

    Size 4 metres x 1,4 metres so weight is also an issue.

    I’d say they are probably bonded! Tiger seal would hold that securely!

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    January 9, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I think you have to ask why fit it like this when there has to be easier and better-looking methods of fixing a large sign panel like this?

    It is a big panel at 4m x 1.5m
    you wouldn’t fit a frame to a wall, then try sticking a panel of this size in one hit! I say that because can you imagine trying to get this level without touching the high bonding surface of the frame, then push apply it into place first time exactly level?? I just do not see the logic in that type of fixing, even though possible.

    If like the picture appears to show, the panel has been fixed to this frame with no visible fixing points. I recon there must be some hidden brackets that are latching onto that frame and holding the panel. a bit like hanging a picture!

    I am not saying this is the type of bracket used, "which I have attached" but something with a similar method could be on the face of that frame. the frame is fitted, then the panel lifted up and hung into the bracket slots with ease. then a few rivets to fix in place along the top. keep in mind the downward pressure of the sign slotted into a bracket will hold strong. keeper screws are then all that’s needed.

    This is just a suggestion, as I really cannot see the point in having a sign hung like this.


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  • Colin Crabb

    Member
    January 9, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Recessed button fixing? Buttons on wall, routed rebate in panel.

  • David Hammond

    Member
    January 10, 2020 at 8:43 am

    Or use lengths of angle to create a kind of tray on the back.

    Screw a length of angle to the wall, and hang sign from it as per a tray, provided you can get in with a driver, it would work.

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