TOOLS AND SMALL ITEMS YOU WILL NEED FOR INSTALLATION
A drill and a ¼" drill bit • A hammer
• 3 light finish nails
Long screwdriver for twisting in the eye screw
PUTTING EYE SCREW in a COMMON CEILING
For rafters or joists hidden by plaster or sheet rock
1) To locating the hidden
rafters use your 3 finish nails or a stud finder. It helps to know if the rafters or joist are located 16" or 24" apart. You can look in the attic or ceiling crawl space to find out the direction and
distance these rafters are apart. One way to locate them, if you don’t have nails or stud finder, is to tap lightly on the ceiling. Listening to the differences between a hollow sound (no rafter or joist)
and a solid, sharper sound (a rafter or a joist). Don’t get discouraged: they’re up there!
To make sure you are on
the center of the joist or rafter, hammer a small nail at the selected spot. Then hammer a second nail ½" to the left and another ½" to the right of the first one. Make sure all the nails are hitting solid
wood. This should give you the center of the rater or joist.
Drill a starter hole using
your ¼" drill bit half way between the two outside nails. This hole should be about 1½ - 2" deep.
Remove all the nails.
Screw in the eye screw all
the way. If it is hard to turn this is a good sign! If it turns easily it's not in solid wood. So try again! When it gets too hard to turn, put the screwdriver through the hole in the eye screw and use as
a lever to finish turning it all the way up to the ceiling.
PUTTING EYE SCREW in an OPEN BEAM CEILING
You can also install your
LoveSwing in a room with an open beam ceiling or in an archway. Simply screw the eye screw into the center of a
solid beam or the archway. Each offers good support.
The LoveSwing must be hung
using the attached "hook".
Other Creative Use Options
a strong rope, webbing or chain ...
how about from a tree in the yard or in the
or maybe a beam in the garage
or near your hot tub or pool