The TRAP FLAP is a low-cost access panel enabling service to "P" traps or other
plumbing connections located below floor level—but concealed by the bottomboard
Step 1: Begin installation of the TRAP FLAP by placing the black plastic fabric side
down on the work surface. Imagine the stitching as a large letter "U". Use a razor
or utility knife to make a light cut through the paper release liner, dividing the
"U" in half as shown in the diagram at the bottom. Try to avoid cutting the
woven plastic fabric. Do not cut either row of stitching!
Step 2: After cutting the paper release liner, peel half of the liner, exposing the adhesive.
It is easier to peel from the edges towards the "U". The perforations of the
stitching will help tear the paper liner loose.
Step 3: Attach the exposed adhesive to the application location with the un-peeled half of
the TRAP FLAP hanging. After firmly smoothing the TRAP FLAP in place, remove
the release liner from the remaining half—and smooth it firmly in place.
The best application includes removal of the release liner from between the rows
of stitching, but it is not essential.
Step 4: After the TRAP FLAP is completely attached, fully unzip the zipper. Gain access
by using a utility knife to follow the zipper path, cutting completely through the
TRAP FLAP fabric and the application surface.
It takes some practice to be able to apply TRAP FLAP s
quickly and neatly. Be patient! You will develop personal
techniques and you will improve!
Be sure the application surface is clean and free of loose dirt
and dust. If necessary wipe down surface with alcohol to
assure a suitable surface.
Some workers use heat guns to soften adhesive in very cold
weather. Do not over expose the fabric or zipper to heat.