AVI Glass Fence
DIY Instructions – Surface Mounted Option
Step 1. Mark out your post positions
Measure and mark out where you want to put the posts for the pool fence. Hammer a nail in between the decking boards. Tie a string line to the nail. Run it beyond the length of the fence. Make sure it’s straight and tie it off tightly. In this case, we’ve used a brick to tie the string line to.
Step 2. Place the mini posts under the string line
Following the instructions in the kit, measure and mark where your mini posts should be. Place the posts under the string line. Make sure the posts are in line with each other. Also keep them away from any gaps in the decking, so they can be properly secured. It is important to remember to make sure the mini posts are in the required length from the edge of the glass
1800 Width of panel divide by 3 = 600
Then divide 600 by 2 = 300
This will give you the distance from the edge of the spigot to edge of glass from each end,(this is a guide as long as the distance is no less the 150mm.
Step 3. Pre-drill and secure the mini posts
Use the cordless drill to pre-drill the holes in the decking for the mini posts. Use the screws to then secure all of the posts to the decking.
Step 4. Secure cover plates to the mini posts
Remove the string line, then place the cover plates over the top of the mini posts. This hides their screws and makes them look visually appealing.
Step 5. Secure Gaskets and Plates.
Be sure all gaskets and compression plates are properly fit inside the mini posts. cover the.. Leave part of the grip out so that when you place the glass fence in the post, it slides into the post.
Step 6. Insert the spacers and glass panels
At times you may need to use spacers. These spread the gaskets apart and make it easier to insert the glass panel. Put on your glass gloves and have someone help you to put the first glass panel into the mini posts.
Step 7. Check the panel is level
Use the spirit level to check that the panel is level. Insert the rest of the panels into the mini posts. Use the tape measure to make sure the gaps between all of the glass panels are even. Refer to plan provide by AVI Glass if applicable
Step 8. Secure the glass panels
To make sure the panels are secure, use the Allen key to tighten the bolts on all of the mini posts. If you need to make them level, use the packers from the kit. Adjust if necessary. Be sure to make sure you do not over tighten as this may affect the integrity of the glass
Step 9. Install the other glass panels
Now you can install the rest of the mini posts and glass panels around the pool or spa. Remember to leave the correct distance between a glass panel and a hinged panel with the pre- drill holes in, to install the glass gate.
Step 10. Install the hinges
Follow the instructions in the kit to assemble the hinges for the door. Insert the hinge bolts through the pre-drilled holes and tighten the nuts and bolts with a spanner and Allen key. Repeat this for the second hinge.
Step 11. Install the gate panel
Put on your glass gloves and have someone help you lift the glass door between the two panels. Place blocks below the door to help support it, while you attach the hinges.
Step 12. Install the hinges into the door panel
As before, attach both hinges to the glass door panel. Make sure you place the rubber protectors for the hinges on both sides of the glass.
Step 13. Install the first part of the door latch
Follow the instructions to attach the first part of the latch to the gate. Simply insert the bolts through the holes in the gate and tighten them with an Allen key.
Step 14. Attach the second part of the latch
Slip the second part of the latch onto the glass panel. Close the door to make sure the two parts of the latch are aligned and lock. Use the Allen key to secure the second part of the latch.
Step 15. Tension the hinges
Follow the instructions to tension the hinges. Use the large pin to tension the hinge and the small pin to lock it into place. Check that the tension is tight enough by opening the gate and seeing if it closes automatically. If it doesn’t, adjust the tension until it does.
Step 16. Place the caps on the hinges
Place the two spiked caps on the door hinges. This will prevent anyone from using the hinges to climb over the fence.