Ceiling Pot Rack Pair Assembly
TOOLS PROVIDED: Hex wrench, Toggles, fastener hardware (anchors, nuts, bolts, bolt hooks, screw hooks, S-hooks)
TOOLS NEEDED: Tape measure, pencil, drill and 1/2" drill bit, hammer and nail
TIP REMOVE PAINT FROM SCREW HOLES. Because the powder coat finish applied at the factory also adheres to the inside of screw holes, turning a screw through it during assembly may be difficult.Therefore, before connecting parts, we recommend that you clean out screw holes in brackets (#13). Using a button head bolt and hex wrench provided, rotate the bolt through each screw hole, then withdraw it. That will push paint out and make securing parts easier.
HOW TO ATTACH YOUR POT RACK TO THE CEILING
Decide where you want to place your pot rack. We suggest placement over an island or near your stove and food preparation area. Also consider the height of the ceiling where the pot rack will hang (see STEP 2 below). You will also want to consider where you want the pair of ceiling bars positioned relative to each other. If parallel as shown on the photo on the package, bars will be 10" - 12" apart. If lined up end to end (you may have a long space in which they will fit well) decide how far apart the end should be to be pleasing to your eye. On the ceiling, mark two points for each bar (determined by the measurements you took in STEP 3 under assembly) where the top of brackets will attach to ceiling bolt hooks. Then tap a small nail through each mark to be certain a joist is not in the way. (Note: Because your pot rack includes strong technology steel anchors, you DO NOT need to locate and bolt to ceiling joists. See more information under STEP 3 below).
What is the ideal height for your pot rack? Decide who will be the primary cook using the pot rack. The bottom of your longest pan (usually a 10" or 12" skillet) should be easily reachable, about 6" above the cook's head.Make sure the cook can also reach the shortest pots. This pot rack is designed for a 9ft ceiling, a common height in many kitchens. If your ceiling is HIGHER than 9ft, you may want to consider adding a chain to lower the rack to the ideal height.
The steel anchors are very strong and when installed in 5/8"drywall (standard ceiling code in modern houses) each drywall anchor holds about 200 lbs. Two anchors hold about 400 lbs, many times the weight you will likely hang from your pot rack. Since you no longer have to consider the location of a joist which usually determines where your rack has to be installed, you can position it in drywall anywhere you want! SEE TOGGLE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW