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Old 01-21-2016, 09:20 PM   #21
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Guess it's just me, but I'd not hang a table on unbacked wallboard.

I'd hope ETI mounts theirs to framing, and not just the thin wall board. Of course they know where it is.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:33 PM   #22
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Guess it's just me, but I'd not hang a table on unbacked wallboard.

I'd hope ETI mounts theirs to framing, and not just the thin wall board. Of course they know where it is.
Part of the expense of a stooge table, might be adding a brace on the inside of the partition which is different than the whole wall.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:27 PM   #23
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They may be using the framing. We had a third counter extension that we did not decide the placement for until at orientation. They then installed it so obviously nothing was added for it specifically. Could have put it anywhere.
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Old 01-21-2016, 10:30 PM   #24
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We had one added to the refrigerator wall over the foot of the bed. They waited for us to be there to see where we wanted it on the wall. Went on to something else and never saw them install it, but we didn't reinforce anything. It's solid, so they have some trick.
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Old 01-21-2016, 11:56 PM   #25
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After some discussion about maybe need the wall next to stove reinforced, but turned out they added some bracing at no charge. Fridge side was fine as-is.

Can't imagine you doing it for less than they can, especially with the exchange-rate discount.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:09 AM   #26
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we have an extra flip up table installed by ETI fridge side of our 17B--no further reinforcing...Screws just went where the staples were so I imagine they went into braces that were already there. We removed the one beside the sink and put it beside the wardrobe and just used the same analogy--No issues but we don't put anything terribly heavy on them...One is a night table (fridge wall) and the other holds odds and ends. Both have been put up and down many times...
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All I can say is don't lean on a counter extension, which I did, for some reason that I cannot fathom. One of the supports on mine folded, but not in the way it was designed for. I was able to bend it back and all is well.
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Old 01-22-2016, 01:07 PM   #28
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Oh yeah that happened to me too!!! The one by the sink..
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:31 PM   #29
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There are "studs" in all the non reinforced walls, particularly at the corners and midpoints. Reace installed my flip up tables on 2 of my non reinforced walls by hitting these studs.
I installed one my self on the nightstand wall and found the studs inside the wall. My bath wall was factory reinforced.
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Reinforced walls

Hi everyone,

I stand corrected on needing to reinforce the walls when you use the flip up counters. I was going by my extensive notes I've been jotting down since I first joined this forum. I'm not going to be able to find the original comments on it as it would take too long to wade through all the matches that would come up with a search, I'm sure.

Here's what I got from Sarah when I asked her about that, as well as other things (which will be added to my post about What I Learned at the Factory):

"We do not need to reinforce the walls for counter extensions. They will be installed on a stud for extra support"

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