A. Non-Kit Description & Suggested
Contents of Non-Kit For our customers who are familiar with letter sizes,
spacing requirements, and installation procedures, we provide the option
to purchase our products as individual pieces or as a collection of
various components. Your non-kit order will always include your
requested numbers or letters, their mounting hardware, and any specified
standoff spacers and/or nuts you need. In addition, you may order, at additional
cost, the following:
Suggested Accessories: If you purchase our numbers or letters as individual pieces (Non Kit), and wish to install them on a wall, you will typically need adhesive and a mounting pattern. You may, using the link below, order either an Accurate Image or a factory mounting template and/or adhesive for your installation.
Adhesive: Our adhesive is a silicone adhesive commonly used by the sign industry for such installation. The adhesive is available in two sizes: a 2.8 oz squeeze tube recommended for up to 4 numbers or letters; and a 10 oz push tube (requires a caulking gun) recommended for up to 15 numbers or letters.
Factory Template: Our non-kit factory mounting templates are created by the folks at our foundry. They lay the completed numbers or letters out on a heavy sheet of mounting-pattern paper and draw an outline around the numbers or letters. Then, within the outline, they indicate the drill points for the studs for each number or letter. Note: We cannot create a mounting template once your pieces have left our shop. If you want an installation template after you have received your pieces, please call
us for the proper procedure. Reminder: The factory template is created without our professional graphic input and without your preview. We cannot guarantee that the factory template will meet
your spacing requirements.
Accurate Image Template: The factory mounting templates are to be distinguished from Accurate Image's mounting templates which are created by us using a computer graphics program to achieve professional spacing (kerning). If you purchase an Accurate Image template either alone or as part of your Kit purchase, we send the template to you via a digital drawing for your approval. Then, the foundry plots this approved digital drawing so that the numbers and letters match your approved spacing.
Click Here to Purchase Adhesive, Mounting Templates or Preview Drawings
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 medium-sized pieces:
Click Here to Play Video for Stud Installation
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.