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Non-Kit Install

A. Non-Kit Description & Suggested Accessories

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

Typical Installed Cast Letter Side View

Rear View of Helvetica Gold-Anodized Letter with studs & 1/4 inch standoff spacers

Installed Side View   Rear View with Studs & 1/4" Standoff Spacers
  • Click Here to Play Video for Stud Installation procedure.
  • Start your installation by taping the paper template where you wish to place the numbers orHouse Number Template Positioned on Wall for Installation letters.  We recommend that you use a level to insure true horizontal/vertical positioning. Click photo at right for illustration of placed, house number template.

  • 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.

  • Using 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.
    Polished Aluminum Garamond Italic 2500 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

Formed Plastic with Pad Hardware - View of Pads  

1. PADS ONLY HARDWARE - Click Here for Video

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.

Formed Plastic Number with Stud Hardware - View of studs  

2. STUDS ONLY HARDWARE - Click Here for Video

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).

Formed Plastic House Number with Studs & Pads All Hardware - View of studs and pads hardware

3. STUDS & PADS ALL HARDWARE - Click Here For Video

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.

Formed Plastic Hardware with Stud-Pad Combination  

4. STUD-PAD COMBINATION HARDWARE - Click Here for Video

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.

D. Flat Acrylic Mounting Hardware

Image of Flush Stud Mount for Cut Acrylic Image of Stand-Off Stud Mount for Cut Acrylic Image of Stand-Off Pad Mount for Cut Acrylic Image of Stand-Off Stud-Pad Combo Mount for Cut Acrylic Image of Standoff Stud-Pad All Mount for Cut Acrylic Image of Double-Sided Tape Mount for Cut Acrylic
Flush Studs1 Standoff
Studs2
Standoff
Pads2
Standoff
Stud-Pad Combo2, 3
Standoff
Stud-Pad All2, 3
Double-Sided Tape4
1 Available for Depths 3/8" +
2 Stroke of character must be 1/2" or more. Stud bosses & pads are c. 13/32" (or more upon request), making the default standoff for this option a minimum c. 13/32" or greater if so requested.
3 Not Available for Numbers or Letters Under 6".
4 Not Recomended for Exterior Locations.

The Source

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.

 

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