Dutch Crown Pot Rack Assembly
TOOLS PROVIDED: Hex wrench, toggles, fastener hardware (anchors, nuts, bolts, bolt hooks, screw hook and S-hook)
TOOLS NEEDED: Tape measure, pencil, drill and 1/2" drill bit, hammer and nail
TIP FIRST, REMOVE PAINT FROM BOLT HOLES. Because the powder coat finish applied at the factory also adheres to the inside of bolt holes, pushing a bolt through it during assembly may be difficult. Therefore, before connecting parts, we recommend that you check to see that bolts slip easily through all holes. If they do not, carefully clean paint from holes in side bars, ends and arms using a small knife.
Repeat for lower hole. Do not tighten barrel bolts firmly until all bolts are in place.
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.) On the ceiling, mark a point where the top of rack arms (hang tab) will attach to ceiling bolt hook. Then tap a small nail through the mark to be certain a joist is not in the way. (NOTE: Because your pot rack includes super-strong new-technology anchors, you DO NOT need to locate and bolt to a ceiling joist. 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; 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 BELLOW