Field Installation and Service Manual IMS114 - Page 2

Field Installation and Service Manual SECTION 1 - INSTALLATION Installing Heat Defl ectors Illustrated Method Sheet 114 Step 1 Rigid Thermal Foil (also referred to as RTF or Thermofoil) is an excel- lent solution for a cabinet fi nish. It is very durable, easily cleans and will maintain its looks for many years of service with no maintenance required other than cleaning. Layout 1.1 Heat Defl ectors are 1/2” wide and, when specifi ed, are installed to both sides of a stove opening. This adds 1” to the stove appliance space required at time of install and causes the opening to be unconventional. Allow for this discrepancy when aligning the stove opening with other constraining conditions, such as tall cabinets and hood openings. As the name implies, the product is applied to cabinet parts through a process which utilizes high heat. If the installed material is exposed to extraordinary high heat such as close proximity to some built in ovens during a self cleaning cycle, the material can be damaged. Adding Heat Defl ectors can prevent this condition and ensure the life of the fi nish. Installing Heat Defl ec- tors is very simple. The main challenge is al- lowing for the space at the time of layout. Since these defl ectors are not used in all kitchens, it’s a small detail that can cause a large amount of rework if overlooked. ©2017 PCS Professional Cabinet Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Section 1: IMS 114 2