Field Installation and Service Manual IMS110 - Page 9

Step 5 Shim Plumb, Level and Square 5.1 Once the cabinets are completely stitched together for each wall run and any corner fi llers are secured, begin shimming the fronts of the Base Cabinets so that each wall run of cabinets is plumb, level and square to itself and any adjacent cabinets. Use solid wood, such as 2” x 4” fi r for shim stock. Do not use particle- board, MDF or plywood for this purpose. Cut the shims with the miter saw set at 4 to 5 degrees and taper the cuts across a 2” x 4” from about 1/2” to 0. 110 5.2 If the Preleveling has been done correctly, the Base Cabinet runs will be level from side-to-side at the wall. Use a 2” level and tapered shims to level the cabinets from front to back. 5.3 Use a 6’ level to measure the overall level of the Base Cabinets. Confi rm that the Base Cabinets are level from front to back, side to side and across corners and openings. Also confi rm that the faces of the cabinets are plumb. Make any minor adjust- ments necessary to the shim placements. The Base Cabinet top sur- face level tolerance must be within 1/8 of an inch or less over 6’. ©2017 PCS Professional Cabinet Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Section 1: IMS 110 9