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dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 9:53 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

they might be hooked onto a rail, try lifting and wriggling em.

i usually just wrench em off with a big jemmy and drop em on a corner to flat pack em for the skip.
sometimes bashing one side out allows the box to be waggled, collapsed and separated from wall/ next unit .

if you plan on refitting the same units finding and undoing screws etc in hard to reach places awaits you

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks DPack. Mrs C has said about selling it on EBay, so fun and games await me I guess.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wall cupboards first ,doors then carcase
base unit doors
worktop
base units third.

if it is chipboard and or a low to mid range flatpack system chances are it isn't worth the effort for what can be rescued.

decent stuff will extract ok and have a good value for effort.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's just possible they might be glued on!

But, depending on how many units there are, sacrificing one with dpack's bash and tumble method might be necessary to discover the fixing style used.

Could you detect screws with a stud/pipe/cable detector?

Other than that, you could try "Oh, you wanted to resell them? I didn't hear you say that!"

Henry

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Look inside the units at the top. Might be plastic blocks. These contain screws which adjust external hooks to latch onto and tighten on brackets screws to the wall. Loosen these screws and they should lift vertically up.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

good hint nick.

the fixings often have a measure of stealth

re the mention of glue, with "yer basic sort of unit " i'm probably not the only one that uses gripfix or similar between boxes to create a more stable frame/line for the doors.
you will find out fairly quickly.

spalled or rusted screws are best drilled through the head if you want the object they are stuck through.
there are other ways n means but a decent bit and drill followed by a mole wrench or saw for the shaft are best, cross heads are easy , dot punch and pilot slotted ones

if you get stuck ask before using a fubar, then i will suggest a fubar

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

perfect for all your kitchen needs


sean
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
perfect for all your kitchen needs

Quite fancy one of them. All the destruction in one handy unit.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    



there are big ones as well.

Jamanda
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Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sgt.colon wrote:
Thanks DPack. Mrs C has said about selling it on EBay, so fun and games await me I guess.

"Buyer removes"
SEP.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


buzzy



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 18 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
sgt.colon wrote:
Thanks DPack. Mrs C has said about selling it on EBay, so fun and games await me I guess.

"Buyer removes"
SEP.


"Buyer removes. NB Wall not included."

Henry

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 18 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks for all the help guys. Really appreciated.

Oh no, the wall can be included as that is coming down also.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 18 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I would keep a couple of units for the garden shed, to keep refreshments inside. A top one for food the bottom one for "liquids", slightly cooler below esp. if insulated!

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