Method of construction of insulated cabinet
Insulated cabinet and method of construction
Foam in place breaker strips
ApplicationNo. 10385607 filed on 03/12/2003
US Classes:312/401, Refrigerator cabinet312/265.6, Removable panel62/258WITH MEANS FORMING NON-COOLED WORK SURFACE, E.G., COUNTER, TABLE, SIDEBOARD
ExaminersPrimary: Hansen, James O.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassA47B 96/00
AbstractAn appliance cabinet side wall is secured to a front frame member by a first mechanical fastening element of a fastening system. Subsequently, a trim piece is attached along the side wall through the use of a second mechanical fastening element which is threadably connected to the first fastening element. Most preferably, a blind-type rivnut is utilized to prevent any foam, used in insulating the cabinet, from leaking. Utilizing multi-functioning mechanical fastening elements minimizes the number of assembly components, eases assembly and enables the trim piece to be easily removed and/or replaced in case of damage, or even if the consumer desires to simply utilize a trim piece of another color or design.