Ground Fixed Freechimes (Pentatonic/Diatonic)
Installation Instructions

1. Carefully lay 2 x legs on a level surface and check distance between legs is equal. Line up pre drilled holes in the backboards with the holes in legs and ensure the instrument is aligned square with the legs. Fix in place using M8x40mm screws supplied (see installation guide).
2. Attach Ground Fixings to base of legs (See Ground Fix Post Installation Sheet)
3. Excavate 2 holes on site of installation minimum 500mm deep ( adjust depth according to age range for intended players)
4. Carefully raise the instrument from the ground with legs attached and locate (lower) legs into holes making sure they are vertical and level prior to concreting in place. (See Ground Fix Sheet)
5. Once happy with location and levels, fill holes using rapid hardening concrete. Be sure to compact concrete around legs and leave to dry according to manufacturers guidelines.
6. Beaters can be fixed to Steel posts with fixings provided

Components:

Eye Straps x2
M6x20mm Secure Screw x4
M8x40 Secure Screw x4

Ground Fix Components:

M10x200 Threaded bar x4
M10 Nut x8

Spares available from percussionplay.com or from your local distributor.
Assembly Guide: Components List

M10 Nut x8
M10x200 Threaded bar
Saddle Strap x2
M6x20 Pin torx x4
M8 Lock washer x4
M8x40 Pin torx x4

Thread Lock Solution Required
Ground Fix Post Installation

1. Insert M10x150 Threaded bar into pre drilled holes in Ground Fixing Post
2. Fix M10x 150 Threaded bar in place using M10 Nuts
3. Excavate 7 holes with a 250mm diameter tapering down to 350mm diameter
4. Compact base of hole with 50mm of aggregate. Lower ground Fix post attached to instrument into hole (check instrument straight and level before filling with concrete)
Fix hole with fast drying
concrete to manufacturers
specifications.
Ground Fix Installation

Carefully lay 2 x legs on a level surface. Line up pre drilled holes in the backboards with the legs and ensure the instrument is aligned square with the legs. Fix in place using 8x70mm screws supplied.
Excavate 2 holes with a 250mm diameter tapering down to 350mm diameter and minimum 550mm depth
Compact base of hole with 50mm of aggregate. Lower ground Fix posts attached to instrument into hole (check instrument straight and level, and at correct height before filling with concrete)
Fill holes with fast drying concrete to manufacturers specifications. If posts protrude above instrument they can be cut down.

Foundations should not present a hazard. These foundations are recommended as a guide, for more information on foundation details for various surface see Part 1 of BS EN 1176.
Minimum installation depth required 550mm. To set height of instrument bury deeper until optimum playing height is achieved.

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