Yes, materials may be reconfigured. All WireCrafters Style 840 wire partition panels are interchangeable, and there is no difference between wall and ceiling panels. When reusing posts, be sure to recognize the three different types: Door, Run, and Corner. Details can be found in the Installation Instruction Manuals on our website.
Yes, the height of the partition may be increased or decreased by adding post extensions and additional wall panels. WireCrafters offers optional parts and accessories to make this easier.
Yes, you can use tek screws for assembly. All panels are punched with small slotted holes for tek screw assembly and large slotted holes for thru bolt assembly. We recommend using the 3/8" nuts and bolts provided with your order because of the added adjustment and flexibility they offer.
The product is designed to be installed indoors. We recommend using different coatings - such as galvanizing - if the product will be used in outdoor applications.
No, panels are not designed to be installed vertically. Hole layouts on posts and panels will not align if this is done.
The need for field bracing depends on each individual layout and site condition. Most installations do not need to be secondarily braced. Long straight runs are a good candidate for field bracing, as are extra tall installations. WireCrafters offers several optional parts to make this job easier; ask your sales representative about our different options.
In most cases, ceiling panels are attached to wall panels with slotted angle that is bolted to the edge of the top wall panel. Ceiling tubes may also be used as horizontal supports for the ceiling. Specific methods of attachment are detailed in the Installation Instructions.
Can I mount wall panels directly to Door Posts? Or do I need to have a Run Post or Corner Post next to the Door Posts?
The Door Posts are designed to accept mounting hardware for adjacent wall panels. Corner or Run Posts are not needed next to Door Posts.
Generally, the type and condition of existing building walls determines if you can anchor the panels to the wall. The building wall must have sufficient strength to hold the anchors. A good rule of thumb is if in doubt, put a post at the wall. This will slightly increase the cost, but may save lots of aggravation and issues in the future.
• Drywall (sheet rock, gypsum board) walls usually require a post at the wall unless you can find a wall stud to anchor the panel.
• Cement block walls provide a solid, sturdy mounting surface.
• Wood walls, or wood strips mounted on walls make a fairly good mounting surface.
• Metal walls are usually too thin for mounting.
Yes, partitions can be installed flush to floor. This requires changing the standard hole layout on the posts; a simple modification, but best ordered from the factory. Doors will always have at least a 1" gap between panel and floor.