*It will help a great deal to quickly browse through the instructions (and watch videos below) before starting.
- Step 1 of the building the main upright, first add the upper extrusions (parts 5C and 5D) to the header, then add the cover to header for easiest build.
- Build the Main system upright first and set aside (you will have extra hardware left over that is only required for doorway install). You can improve steps by leaving the lower half pieces of extrusion (5A and 5B) disconnected from main system upright assembly, and first adding these to the base (after base is assembled (look for location of the notches on one end of tube for proper placement). Then add the completed top half (with adjustable bar set in middle of the extrusion for easiest handling).
- There will be extra parts from the Main system construction (the Main system comes with doorway mount hardware included).
- *If you find any difficulty with the uprights alignment and smooth bar function after assembly, please see troubleshooting tips below, for quick guidance to correct this.
- IF INSTALLING BY YOURSELF: It can improve the ease of mounting the upright if you set the support bar about 3/4 way to top header to hold onto and lift the top section over the base connection sleeves more easily. ALSO, you may want to simplify the connection of the lower extrusion pieces (Parts 5A and 5B) to the base before adding the upper half of section. Ensure the lower and upper extrusions are smoothly aligned, and screws tightened in midway connection plate, before attaching the midway connection plates to base support arms that come up to meet it. Make sure lubrication is in channel and well worked in by running the support bar up and down through the entire height of system, before it will run smoothly.
- *Applying the LUBE (important): prior to installing the bar assembly into the extrusions, apply only a small amount of lubrication (included) around the outside edges of the long black sliders. Only a small amount (several drops inside channel on each corner) is needed and helps to eliminate any resistance of bar movement or stick from not lifting the bar level through the channels.
- Once all screws are in place, check sliding of the Support Bar from top to bottom. It should run smoothly, without catching, (be mindful to guide the bar in a level approach – this can take a few times to practice), however, it is recommended to apply only a very small amount of the lubrication provided (using your finger works best), to the sides of the inner channel the black slider edges contact. Once you run the bar up and down the system a dozen times to work in the lubrication, you can determine if more is needed.
- Once the screws are all secured on the system it should run very easily and smoothly up and down the height of the frame. If there is any resistance apply more lubrication to those areas and work them in. It may require slightly loosening the screws to ensure they are properly balanced and aligned before tightening again.
- If after proper alignment and and lubrication is in place and and bar is not sliding smoothly, you may need to loosen the midway connection to support arms, and loosen the screws on side tubes of the base, to ensure it's properly squared and aligned, retesting the sliding, then re-tightening the screws for use.