Before you start: In addition to the size of the shade, you must establish the weight per m2 for the chosen fabric as this is key to determining which FreeStop spring to use.
Step 1: Cut you aluminum and fabric for your specific shade. The recommended deductions are as follows:
|Deductions from desired final width|
|Item||Deduction||Ex. based on 36″ OB|
|38mm Double Slot Tube||(-) 1.25″||36 – 1.25 = 34.75″|
|Fabric||(-) 1.375||36 – 1.375 = 34.625″|
|Bottom Rail||(-) 1.25″||36 – 1.25 = 34.75″|
|Head Rail||(-) 0.50″||36 – 0.50 = 35.50″|
|***The above deductions apply to direct and rail mount shades as well as shades using the Pin End or the 2-Way Stop Device|
Step 2: Attach the fabric to the tube and bottom rail per your preferred or established method.
Step 3: Using the Spring-Fabric info Chart, find the section that best reflects the weight of your fabric. It is recommended that you use the section closest to your fabrics weight. For example, when using a fabric with a m2 weight of 180g, use the section for 200g instead of the 150g. Each section will show which spring to use and how many pre-tension turns are required dependent on the shade width.
Step 4: Insert the spring into the tube from the left ensuring that the clutch head is seated fully into the tube. Insert the Pin End into the tube from the right and ensure it is also seated fully.
Step 5: Using the Tension Tool or 3/8” closed end wrench, add the recommended tension/turns to the spring in a clockwise direction. The clutch head has an internal spring that must be depressed in order to apply the tension. Once the desired turns are applied, release the spring and the internal lock will hold the tension.
Step 6: Insert the Safety Tension Pin into the clutch head. This will ensure that the tension is not released inadvertently.
Step 7: Mount the shade onto your inspection station using properly spaced wheel adjust and pin end/stop device brackets. Note, brackets are to be spaced to the exact width of the requested shade width.
Step 8: Insert the squared tip of the clutch head into the matching opening in the wheel adjust bracket. Once the two parts are matched and the pin is partly inserted, remove the Safety Tension Pin. Keeping pressure to the left, use the built in guide on the Pin End/Stop Device bracket to seat the squared tip of the Pin End.
Step 9: Operate the shade up and down repeatedly to ensure it is working properly. If the shade is moving in either direction of its own accord, use the adjustment wheel on the bracket to increase or decrease the tension on the spring. When spring is properly tensioned, the bottom rail will stay wherever placed.
Final Step: Complete all adjustments as desired.