Lockers are a staple in education institutions

by:DGT Lighting     2020-08-17

School lockers come in many different sizes and colors. It will serve not only as equipment to store students' books, gym clothes and a bunch of other stuff; it could also serve as a decoration, and proudly display your school's colors.

However, a locker does not get to where it is by itself. It needs to be installed properly. A poorly installed school locker can be a potential danger to the students and faculty. Lockers are heavy. They can fall and damage your wall or surrounding objects, or worse, on people. To make sure your lockers are properly installed, here is what you need to do to avoid injury and damage.

First, know how many lockers you will need. When you have determined how many your school requires, decide next where you will be placing each one of them. You need to know just how big your lockers are before you try to install them into the walls of your school. So next, measure all of your lockers' depth and width. Hopefully your lockers are all of the same size so you would only need to measure one. Knowing the precise measurements of your lockers will help you determine where best to place them. If you need to have 20 lockers installed then multiply the lockers' width and height by twenty. Make sure to add about 5 to 10 percent in your total computation so you will have margin for error.

Next, plan the lay out of your lockers. Your school lockers may be placed in a row side by side, or on top of each other depending on the size of the lockers. Remember that huge lockers are made with heavy materials such as steel and they contain a bunch of different heavy materials like books as well so it may be a smart move to just place them side by side.

Begin your locker installation by finding a stud in the wall and marking it. It might be a good idea to use a stud finder and sweep it over the wall. When your beep finder beeps or lights up, depending on the stud finder model you have, mark the place where it beeps or lights using a pencil. This spot marks the location of the stud and is the most secure place for your locker to be screwed in.

Move your first locker into place. Level it and mark the place for holes on the stud that you found earlier. Put the locker where you want to install it. If it is off the ground, put a level on top of the locker to make sure that it is placed securely on the stud. Check the back of the locker for the screw holes and then mark the place on the walls where the screws are supposed to go.

Drill holes into the wall using a drill bit that is smaller than the screws that you will be using. Drill each screw into the wall. Make sure each one is in place before you tighten them. Make sure they are secure by screwing them as far as they will go.

Finally, hang your locker. Attach it to the wall on the screws you drilled. Repeat steps 4 to 8 for the other lockers.

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