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Install a shutter with a trunk on the front

The roller shutter replaces the old shutters or articulated shutters of houses of the 1970s. Sober, they clear the window of any apparent element when they are reassembled. The models with external trunk dispense with important work and, above all, avoid thermal losses by the formwork. Their motorization, planned now almost always of origin, considerably facilitates their handling. Such a shutter can be included in a home automation control of all the doors of the house.

Necessary material

  • Measuring and tracing kit (meter, pencil, bubble level, scribing point)
  • Screwdriver set
  • Electrician's screwdriver
  • cleat
  • Established
  • Hammer drill
  • Screwdriver drill
  • Roller shutter and accessories

Steps

  1. Installing the shutter
  2. Electrically connect the roller shutter

Installing the shutter

The trunk will be visible from the outside and placed on the facade

The trunk will be visible from the outside and placed on the facade

1. We will install a roller shutter on the front. With this type of installation, the trunk will be visible from the outside and applied to the facade.

Drill the pilot holes

Drill the pilot holes

2. For fixings, we will drill a pilot hole on the slides about 20 cm from the ends and then every 60 cm maximum.

Widen the pilot holes with a drill

Widen the pilot holes with a drill

3. Once your pilot holes have been drilled, widen them to facilitate the passage of the screw head.

Drill in the corner of the frame for the passage of the power cable

Drill in the corner of the frame for the passage of the power cable

4. To facilitate the passage of the shutter's electrical cable, drill into the corner of the window frame.

Temporarily nest the backstage on the trunk

Temporarily nest the backstage on the trunk

5. The slides are delivered disassembled, fit temporarily on the chest.

Check the level of the first slide and locate the fixings

Check the level of the first slide and locate the fixings

6. Position the roller shutter. Check the level of the first slide and locate the location of the fasteners on the masonry.

Drill and peg fastener markers

Drill and peg fastener markers

7. Drill your markers with a suitable drill bit before pegging.

Reposition and screw the first slide

Reposition and screw the first slide

8. Reposition the assembly against the wall and screw the first slide.

Check the parallelism using a cleat which will serve as a template

Check the parallelism using a cleat which will serve as a template

9. Check the parallelism using a cleat that will serve as a template. Locate the top gap between the slides and place it at the bottom of the flap.

Locate the fasteners of the second slide

Locate the fasteners of the second slide

10. Now locate the fasteners of the second slide.

Drill and peg the fixing holes

Drill and peg the fixing holes

11. Unscrew the shutter in order to pierce and peel.

Insert the electric cable

Insert the electric cable

12. You can now insert the power cable.

13. Reposition the flap and permanently fix the slides.

Insert the screw caps

Insert the screw caps

14. Finish by inserting the screw caps.

Electrically connect the roller shutter

Turn off the power

Turn off the power

1. First of all, do not forget to turn off the power.

Open the electrical box

Open the electrical box

2. Open the electrical box.

Pass the cable in the housing

Pass the cable in the housing

3. Route the cable through the housing.

Prepare the wires for connection

Prepare the wires for connection

4. Prepare the wires for the connection.

Connection diagrams for the roller shutter to the up / down control

Connection diagrams for the roller shutter to the up / down control

5. Connect the shutter motor to its up and down control.

Close the electrical box and turn on the power

Close the electrical box and turn on the power

6. Close the electrical box and turn on the power.

Test the operation of the shutter

Test the operation of the shutter

7. Finally, test the operation of your shutter.

(photos / visuals: © Castorama, except special mention)

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