Fixing new kitchen units

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  1. kdLeeds

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    I am starting to fit new kitchen units and trying to decide if I should fasten them to the wall and screw them together.

    My daughter has recently had a new kitchen professionally fitted so I had a look at hers for ideas. They don't appear to be fastened to the wall (unless they have hidden the fixing screws?) but they are screwed together. What do the professionals think.
     
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    Both, secured together , leveled , then secure to wall , less likely to distort than done one at a time.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. I've just noticed 2 part drilled holes about 8mm in diameter near to the top of each carcase, do you think that these are meant to be fully drilled and used for connecting the units with connecting screws? (no holes lower down though)
     
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    You don't need fixings at the bottom of the wall units. They hang off the top fixings. Gravity supplies the rest. ;) ;) ;)
     
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    Yes that's right, a clamp on the front to keep aligned helps while securing.
     
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    Thanks for the light entertainment, but I meant to hold the 2 cabinets tightly together at the bottom (as they are at the top) not another wall fixing :rolleyes:

    But thanks to you both for taking the time to help. I have another dilema over a tall full height fridge unit, but I'll list that as a new item, so if you have any advice I'll be glad of it.
     
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    Ahh gotcha. It's usual as foxhole says to clamp adjacent units together then drill and screw them together. I usually use a combined drill and countersink bit, and screw them together behind where the hinge plates will attach to the units. (top and bottom)
     
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