Installation Instructions


  • Check bill of lading for correct number of skids.
  • Put on gloves before handling any panels.
  • Check and report to trucking company and Rudy’s Refrigeration any damaged or missing items immediately.
  • Remove packing list at end of skid and installation pack on door.
  • Locate freezer/cooler drawing in installation pack along with cam wrench (large L shaped allen wrench).

Tools Required:

  • Cam-lock wrench (Provided)
  • Gloves for handling panels
  • Caulk gun and NSF silicone caulk
  • Power drill with phillips driver and 1/8” drill bit
  • Rivet Gun
  • 1/2” metal drill bit

Floor Installation (Floored Units):

Locate skid(s) that have panel numbers starting with the letter F. These are floor panels. Using chalk line, measure out and mark floor for location of box. Lay the F1 floorpanel in the location designated on the floor plan drawing. Take the F2 floor panel and fit male side of F1 panel into female side of F2 panel. Align both ends until they are even. Insert cam wrench into center hole on F1 panel. If hook is showing, back cam counter clockwise until you reach a stop, but do not force cam. Turn cam wrench clockwise until a solid stop is reached. Again, do not force past stop. Check to see if F1 and F2 floor panels are firmly attached together. If not, repeat this step. Otherwise, lock remaining cams and go to next panels until all floor panels are assembled.

Wall Panels Installation:

Start with corner wall consisting of W1 and the adjacent wall panel that forms the corner. On floor-less walk-ins, use base angle provided. On floored units, place male bottom of wall panel in female groove of floor panel. Make sure the floor arrow on the wall panel is pointing down. Once panel is inserted correctly, install W2 wall panel with W1 panel, male edge will be inserted into female edge of W2 panel. Special care should be given to ensure that top edges and sides of wall panels are flush. Take cam wrench and insert it into center hole of W1 panel. Be sure cam lock is set by first turning wrench in a counter clockwise direction until stop is felt. Do not force cam. After checking set of cam, turn wrench in a clockwise direction until stop is felt. Again, do not force cam. Check to see if panels are firmly locked together. If not, repeat this step. If they are, finish panel installation by locking all wall cams. Do not lock the panels to the floor until all wall and ceiling panels have been locked together. Continue installing wall panels by alternating from the lowest wall number to the highest wall number. On combination units, install center wall before continuing into cooler section. If the floor is uneven, adjustments must be made to ensure wall panels are flush at the top. When installing door panel, remove door by lifting door in an upward direction on panel and set aside until the frame is installed.

Door Installation:

Standard doors can be installed in any of the standard full size wall panel locations, while special order units have fixed door locations. A door threshold hold down bar must be installed in the floor panel where the door is going to be installed. Place the hooks of the door threshold hold down bar, with the hooks going in the same direction of the cams, in to the slots on the cams. The hook on the bar should contact the pins in the cams. Gently tap the hold down bar in the direction of the cams and hooks until it quits moving, locking it in place with the cam hooks (approx. 1 ½”). Continue installation of wall panels.

Ceiling Panels Installation:

Once wall panels are installed, proceed with C1 ceiling panel by placing it in location according to drawing. Align it so it is even on all edges. Many times uneven floors may cause ceiling to either be slightly bigger or smaller than wall panels. If this is the case, split the difference. All panels are made to allow adjustments due to varying installation conditions. Lock all cams according to previous instruction. After locking C1 panel, lift C2 panel into location so male side of C1 fits into female side of C2. Line up both ends and lock all cams. Continue installing ceiling panels from smallest number to largest number.