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Installing the RhinoMini as a Wall-to-Wall


Decide the height at which you would like your RhinoMini to be installed.

We recommend 82-84 inches in a typical scenario. However, your ceiling height or specific needs may vary. The RhinoMini must be mounted 13 inches below the ceiling to allow for the diagonal support to function correctly.

Once a height is established, mark that height on your wall. Then, locate the studs in your installation area.

*Note: Most homes are built with the studs located 16 inches apart. In some cases, the studs are 24 inches apart. The RhinoMini easily accommodates both of these scenarios.
Draw a level, horizontal line in the length you intend to install (4', 8', 12', etc.).
Starting the Installation on the Left Wall
Begin by converting the L-Kit to a WS-Part. Simply detach the diagonal support arm by unscrewing the nut and bolt, as shown.

Place the WS-Part against the wall on the left side of your installation area with the top of the bracket aligned with your level line. On the WS-Part, mark the stud locations and drive the included lag bolts through the WS-Part and into the center of the studs.

*Note: You may need to use your 1/4-inch drill bit to drill through the WS-Part. This is expected and will not affect the strength of the system.

For added strength, the RhinoMini utilizes a C-Part in the corner. Installation for this part is simple - Place the C-Part in the corner beneath the WS-Part. Be sure that the C-Part is firmly in the corner and firmly against the bottom of the WS-Part.

Attach the C-Part to the WS-Part with the included bolt and nut. Then, drill a pilot hole into the corner with a 3/16-inch drill bit. Finally, use a lag bolt to attach the C-Part to the corner.

If you are installing a 4-feet RhinoMini in the Wall-to-Wall configuration, see ´╗┐Finishing the Installation of the Wall-to-Wall´╗┐ below.

If you are installing 8-feet or greater, see Continuing the Installation of the Wall-to-Wall below.

Continuing the Installation of the Wall-to-Wall

T-Kits are used to continue the Rhino Shelf along a wall in Universal Kits that are 8-feet and longer. Installing a T-Kit is simple. Begin with the U-Part.
*Note: Pay close attention to the holes that are used for attaching the U-Part to the wall for use with a T-Kit.
Using the level line that you drew earlier, place the U-Part such that the top of the U-part is aligned with the level line. Install the Universal Wall Bracket (U-Part) as shown in the center of the stud that is closest to 48 inches away from the WS-Part that you installed earlier. Pilot holes are drilled with a 3/16-inch bit that is 3 and 1/2 inches in length. Lag bolts are driven into the wall with a 7/16 drive socket.

Place the pre-assembled T-Kit onto the U-Part under the lower lag bolt. Notice that the T-Kit is temporarily held in place so that your hands are free. Using a 1/2-inch wrench and a 1/2-inch drive socket, attach the T-Kit to the U-Part with the included 5/16" bolts and nuts.

Using the 2' level, draw a vertical line from the center of the lag bolts in the U-Part up 13 inches and make a mark. This line is the center of a stud and will provide guidance when installing the upper diagonal arm.
Place the 2' level on on the T-Kit horizontally and maneuver the upper diagonal arm to make contact with the wall. The placement of the upper diagonal bracket should be determined by making sure that the T-Kit is level. When level is achieved, attach the upper diagonal bracket to the wall using the same technique as before (drill a pilot hole, then drive the included lags.)

*Note: You may install T-Kits to continue the installation in 4-feet sections. The number of T-Kits that you received in your package is relative to the length that you ordered.
When installed, the T-Kit will look like this:

Finishing the Installation of the Wall-to-Wall
Convert your R-Kit into a WS-Part by removing the diagonal support arm. This process is exactly the same as before when you converted the L-Kit into a WS-Part.

Place the WS-Part against the wall on the left side of your installation area with the top of the bracket aligned with your level line. On the WS-Part, mark the stud locations and drive the included lag bolts through the WS-Part and into the center of the studs.

*Note: Again, you may need to use your 1/4-inch drill bit to drill through the WS-Part. This is expected and will not affect the strength of the system.

Attach the C-Part as before. Ensure that the C-Part is firmly placed in the corner and firmly pressed up against the WS-Part. Use the included bolt and nut to fasten the C-Part to the WS-Part. Then, drill a pilot hole into the corner and use the included lag bolt to fasten the C-Part to the corner.
That's all! The Wall-to-Wall installation process is almost complete. Now, the shelf decking should be installed.

Installing the Shelf Decking
The simple installation is nearly complete! It is time to attach the shelf decking. We recommend 2x4s because of their strength and availability at any home improvement store or lumber yard.
*Note: The RhinoMini will have 3 boards per 4-feet section. Although the video below shows 5 boards, the method for installing the 2x4s is exactly the same as shown.

At the wall, measure the distance between the vertical portion of each assembly. Cut your 2x4s and begin installing the boards at the front of each section. Keep your front 2x4s as flush as possible with the front of the assembly. The RhinoMini has 3 boards per bay.