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Illuminated Fabricated Numbers & Letters
A. What Your Kit Order Includes
Our kit order is designed so that you can make a good
decision about size and configuration of the products you wish to
purchase. Ordering the wrong size is the most frequent mistake made by
our customers. Our kit ordering system is designed to avoid these costly
"size" mistakes and to help you with easy installation. We
assemble your kit order in Seattle after production.
Completing the artwork for your consideration and our
personal assembly adds additional
time for delivery.
NOTE: To make sure that you are ordering the correct size for the location where you want to install
your address set, we will, within one working day after your order (and before we commence production) deliver to you a proof, consisting of a digital, full-scaled, dimensioned drawing showing the letters and/or numbers that you ordered and the layout of these items with our professional kerning.
Your Box Will Include:
When your order ships we will include pursuant to
the proof sent as mentioned above, a paper mounting template with your number/letter outlines positioned on it. The outlines each contain the precise location for the mounting studs that will attach to the rear of each number or letter.
Your order will include your numbers and letters and
aluminum mounting studs that are threaded so that the studs will
screw into receptacles on the reverse side of each number or letter.
We will also include, at no extra charge, standoff spacers if you
so request, and/or nuts for the all-thread studs for mounting on
We include a quantity of silicone glue to affix the mounting studs to the installation location.
Finally, we include a step-by-step installation guide.
Click here for a discussion of ordering our numbers
or letters as individual pieces and without the installation kit.
B. Suggested Stud Mounting Procedure
For Metal House Numbers
For most applications involving small to medium-sized
pieces (2" to 15"), our products may be installed with a few common tools and supplies: (a) masking tape, (b) a hand drill (roto-hammer for masonry surfaces), and (c) a level.
Sizes larger than 16" may require additional support from the back side
of the piece. Following is the suggested procedure for small to
|Installed Side View
||Rear View with Studs & 1/4" Standoff Spacers
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Start your installation by taping the paper template
where you wish to place the numbers or letters. We
recommend that you use a level to insure true horizontal/vertical positioning.
Click photo at right for illustration of placed, house
Once the template is
securely taped, drill holes into the installation
surface using the precise location of the mounting studs as
indicated on the template. Note: Consider the above video for
suggested procedure for marking the holes.
After the holes are
drilled, pretest their alignment with your numbers' or letter's
studs. With your fingers, screw the studs
into the holes on the back of the number or letter, and then push
the studs into their respective hole that you have
drilled. If your pieces correctly line up, fill your
drilled holes with glue, coat each stud with silicone glue,
and press studs into the glue-filled holes.
masking tape, secure the numbers or letters to the wall surface
until the silicon glue hardens.
After the glue has set, remove the masking tape
and VOILA! you have the industry's finest address identification
installed on your premises.
Click photo for view of an excellent completed installation
of 12" Cut Garamond Italic in Polished Aluminum.
C. Plastic House Number Hardware & Suggested Installation Procedure
1. PADS ONLY HARDWARE -
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Mounting pads are affixed to the inside rear of the letter. The pads are
covered with silicone adhesive and pressed against a clean mounting surface.
The letter is held in place with masking tape for at least 12 hours.
This mounting hardware is best for indoor locations. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HARDWARE FOR EXTERIOR LOCATIONS.
2. STUDS ONLY HARDWARE -
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Aluminum studs thread into a
receptacle on the inside rear of your number or letter. You install as
per the diagram below. These numbers or letters may be raised off the wall
by using spacers. We supply such at no extra cost. Specify your desire
for spacers in the appropriate section of the order form. The
letter is held in place with masking tape for at least 12 hours.
This hardware is great for exterior locations where your
pieces are flat against the wall. Also best for small sizes (5" or less).
3. STUDS & PADS ALL HARDWARE -
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The pads with studs are affixed
to all locations inside rear of a letter. The studs are installed per the
suggested stud mounting procedure above. The pads are covered with silicone
adhesive and pressed against a clean mounting surface. The letter is held in
place with masking tape for at least 12 hours. NOTE:
This hardware is only available for numbers or letters 6" or greater in
height. This hardware is good for exterior locations when your pieces are to
stand off the wall.
4. STUD-PAD COMBINATION HARDWARE -
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The pads with studs are affixed to the upper inside rear of a letter. The lower part of the inside rear of the letter has affixed a pad only. The installer will drill a 1/4" hole for the studs. The studs are installed per the above diagram. The pads are covered with silicone adhesive and pressed against a clean mounting surface. The letter is held in place with masking tape for at least 12 hours.NOTE:
This hardware is only available for numbers or letters 6" or greater in height.
This hardware is good for exterior locations with limited drilling options
or where pieces are not exposed to extreme conditions.
Our foundry is Gemini, Incorporated of Cannon
Falls, Minnesota. Gemini manufactures to exacting
specifications. We are proud to make these fine products
available for you.