Installing a large epoxy resin pegboard
We recently installed a large, custom epoxy resin pegboard at Michigan State University. The key to the installation was using high strength aluminum Z-clips and strips.
The pegboard was 1" thick black epoxy resin - 72" W. x 30" H.. Additionally, the pegboard was furnished with two (2) 1" thick black epoxy resin adjustable shelves - 35" L. x 13" D.. The combined weight of the pegboard and shelves was approximately 220 lb. The key to the installation was using Monarch Metal’s MFSTR-050 Z-clips and strips.
We mounted 60" L. MFSTR-050 Z-strips to the CMU (concrete masonry unit) block wall using 1/4" Hollow-Set Dropin Anchors (Powers No. 9320) and 1/4"-20 machine screws. We then attached 2" L. Z-clips to the back of the pegboard using #12 x 3/4" sheet metal screws (3/16" pilot hole). We used four clips per strip (8 clips total).
In the Future
Up to this point, we have been installing our smaller, standard size epoxy resin pegboards using Monarch’s MF375 Z-clips and strips which have a smaller projection than the MFSTR-050 (1/4" width vs. 1/2" width). However, we discovered it’s much easier to adjust the left-to-right positioning of the pegboard after it’s hung when using the MFSTR-050 (the pegboard slides more easily on the wider strips), so we may start using it on all of our epoxy pegboard installations.