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Old 08-03-2014, 10:17 PM   #1
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Lower kitchen cabinet pulling from wall

2002 Alpine coach. The RH end on the lower kitchen cabinet is pulling away from the wall. The wood strip holding it to the wall is cracking. We probably put too much weight on the drawers causing this problem. Have others experienced this and if so what was done to fix the problem.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #2
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2002 Alpine coach. The RH end on the lower kitchen cabinet is pulling away from the wall. The wood strip holding it to the wall is cracking. We probably put too much weight on the drawers causing this problem. Have others experienced this and if so what was done to fix the problem.
Thanx, Mike
I had a similar problem although the cause appears different. In my case there was no structure in the wall of the coach into which to attach the cabinet at the RH end. Yours sounds like the cabinet cross piece has cracked. (Pictures?)You might be able to double it up, glue and use longer screws.

Adding the plywood on top stiffens up the cabinet and helps keep it from torquing.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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Did you remove that portion of the countertop? How are you going to finish it? Did you add some support to the front of the cabinet?
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:19 PM   #4
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Did you remove that portion of the countertop? How are you going to finish it? Did you add some support to the front of the cabinet?
We only saw this when the slide was retracted.

In my case the countertop was attached with silicone as was the joint between sections. I sliced under it with a hacksaw blade and CAREFULLY removed it exposing the cabinet frame underneath. The frame was screwed into wood (2X6??) inside the wall beneath the luan. Problem was that this wood did not go all the way to the front end of the cabinet so any screw pulled out. I CAREFULLY drilled tiny exploratory holes to find out where the wood inside stopped. I then screwed the frame onto the wall, added the plywood on top to stiffen up the structure to keep it from torqueing when the kitchen slide was retracted and reinstalled the countertop. Did nothing up front. Never saw the problem again thank God. Seems like there was one other post with a similar problem but I could be wrong.

Once you get the countertop off you can better assess your problem.
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