Learn how to install the Tableaux Faux Iron decorative door or window iron design inserts using the z-clip hardware.
Tags:How to Install Tableaux Faux Iron,Tableaux Faux Iron ith Z-Clips,decorative iron,Door Insert,Faux Iron,iron design,iron work,Tableaux,Window Insert,window treatment,wrought iron,Z-Clip
Grab video code:
Hi I’m Joey Smith, I’m the operations manager here at – and I’m going to show you how to make the perfect Z clip installation. First and most important rule in your Z clip order is to take accurate measurements. Be sure you’re measuring from where the edge of the molding meets the glass. Take at least three measurements for the width and three measurement for the height. Larger openings may require more measurements. An important note, be sure to round up all your measurements to the nearest 16th of an inch. One your piece arrives, you’ll see that it has a groove routed along the border. For pieces that are half an inch thick the groove will be closer to the back of the piece, that is the side that touches the glass.
For pieces that are three eights of an inch, the groove will be right down the middle and the back of the piece is the flat side. The hardware for Z clip installation is minimal. This includes the actual Z clips themselves and you may want to use a flat head screwdriver. Installing the clips is a simple process and may require nothing more than your hand. If you find that the clip does not slide in easily, you may find that a flat head screwdriver is useful in applying more pressure. Be sure that you’ve pressed the clip all the way into the molding. After you’ve installed all the clips, you’re ready to install the piece, start with one of the sides and slide the tableau along the glass so that the routed groove slides over the Z clip.
Holding the piece onto that one side, slide the tableau down onto the bottom edge so that again, the groove slides over the Z clip. The last two sides will require some effort to force the clip into the groove. You may find the screwdriver a useful tool that you can use to temporarily bend the clip. Do not be surprised that the last couple of clips require some effort to force into place. So now you should have the perfect Z clip installation where you can hold up to the rigors of everyday use.