Easy methods to Set up the Fast-Launch Push-Button Lock for Your Window Guard

To start with, let’s study the contents of your customary Push-Button Launch Package, we could? Listed here are the usual contents, together with brief descriptions of which is which:

1. Lock Field (2″ x 6″ metallic field)
2. Push Rod (11″ lengthy spherical rod, often gold)
3. Strike Pin (2″ lengthy x 5/8″ diameter spherical pin, often silver, could also be inside Cardboard Slip)
4. Cardboard Slip (4″ lengthy spherical cardboard)
5. Flange (1 1/2″ diameter aluminum cowl)
6. Button (3/4″ diameter aluminum button)
7. Mounting screws (often 4 small screws in a small plastic bag)
8. Plastic Guard (2 1/2″ diameter plastic cowl)

The instruments and unsupplied components you may want are:
1. Knife
2. Pencil
3. Lengthy 1/2″ Drill Bit (this must be lengthy sufficient to undergo your constructing wall)
4. Drill
5. 1/4″-3/8″ screws for the Lock Field holes, washers if wanted.
6. Drill bit for these screws
7. Hammer
8. Ruler
9. Heavy responsibility Bolt Cutters or a Grinder, which may minimize by means of a 1/4″ metallic rod.

So let’s get to it!

1. Connect the Strike Pin to your window guard

The Strike Pin (3) must be completely mounted on or close to the outer metallic framing of the window guard -referred to any further as WG- on the aspect of the WG’s “door” reverse of the hinge, close to the center (the identical place the place a doorknob is positioned on a door). It ought to lengthen outward from the WG towards the wall, so that it’ll later slip into the Lock Field tip-first when closed.

IMPORTANT: The Strike Pin ought to level straight as doable, ie not pointing barely up, down, to the left, or to the fitting. The straighter it’s, the smoother its operation later.

The again of the Strike Pin has threads for a 1/4″ bolt, so a typical means of affixing the strike pin to your WG is by first attaching a 1/4″ bolt it, then screwing the Strike Pin into that. Nonetheless, you do not need folks having the ability to merely unscrew the bolt from the surface, so it’s important that you just completely repair it to the WG. That is most frequently carried out by spot welding the hooked up Strike Pin in place, but when a welder is not useful, any means the bolt might be made unturnable will work, comparable to utilizing one-way bolts.

2. Mount the Window Guard

If it is not already, it is time to mount the WG in your window. Connect the Lock Field (1) to the tip of your pin in order that it locks in place. If it will not, be certain it’s unlocked first by pushing the tip of the Push Rod (2) into the smaller gap of the Lock Field first. This Lock Field might be mounted to the outer wall of your constructing, so it’s essential to set up the WG ready the place the Lock Field might be mounted utilizing the highest and backside screw holes, and can’t be pryed off (comparable to when it sits off the sting of a window body).

The opposite factor to remember right here is that there might be an roughly 1/2″ gap drilled by means of your wall positioned in the course of the Lock Field, and on the within of the constructing, a 1 5/8″ diameter Flange will mount to the wall round that gap. So while you put up the WG, you need the Lock Field to be close to the window opening, however far sufficient to permit for this 1/2″ gap to be drilled by means of the wall, and hopefully be away from any interior wall obstructions (like inside framing) for a 1 5/8″ diameter across the gap middle.

3. Mark your gap

With the Strike Pin hooked up to your WG, and the WG hooked up to your constructing, the remainder is comparatively easy!

Now we have to mark the place the opening might be drilled by means of the wall in order that it matches the small gap on the again of the Lock Field. First, push the Push Rod (2) into the Lock Field gap so it releases from the Strike Pin, and take away it. Place the Cardboard Slip (4) all the best way onto the Strike Pin, and minimize off the tip with a knife so the cardboard solely barely extends past the Strike Pin. Shut the WG door slowly till the circle of cardboard meets the wall, then use a pencil to attract a circle the place it lands.

4. Drill

Technically a 3/8″ drill bit might be sufficiently big for the Push Rod to suit into, however I like to recommend a 1/2″ bit, which leaves extra room for error, and is roofed up simply nice. Utilizing the circle you simply marked, drill a gap straight by means of your constructing wall till you breach the opposite aspect.

At this level, reattach the Lock Field to the WG and maintain it closed. Somebody from the within ought to be capable to put their eye by means of the newly drilled gap and see the ENTIRE small gap of the Lock Field. Whether it is partially lined, drill out the opening till there is a clear path to it.

5. Mount the Lock Field

If it is not already, reattach the Lock Field to the WG and maintain it closed. Mark the higher and decrease holes of the Lock Field together with your trusty pencil, then open the WG and drill them with the drill bit (NOT the massive one!) that matches the screws you are going to use to mount the Lock Field, which do not include the package. These screws must be between 1/4″ and three/8″, and must be about 2″ to three” lengthy.

Together with your 2 holes drilled above and beneath your BIG one, take away the Lock Field from the WG (you understand how by now, proper?), place it on the wall, and mount it together with your screws. Screw them in till they’re cosy, however don’t fully tighten simply but.

6. Align the Lock Field

Slowly shut the WG in direction of your mounted Lock Field, being cautious NOT to lock it in place. What’s that? You say the Strike Pin is not lining up? Take a chill capsule, I am getting there.

Together with your hammer, smack the Lock Field simply sufficient to maneuver it within the path it must go. If it will not budge, you screwed it in a bit too tight and might want to loosen it. When it’s lined up correctly, you could lock it in place to make sure it really works. It may be unlocked, in fact, by sticking the Push Rod (2) by means of the opening within the wall till it releases. Be aware that you could be must “fish” round for the smaller gap within the Lock Field to push it in all the best way.

When all the things is lined up, tighten the Lock Field screws all the best way. If all the things is effectively aligned, the Push Rod ought to simply open the WG and the WG ought to simply lock in place. Even after the screws are tightened, you might be able to use the hammer for ultimate changes.

7. Minimize the Push Rod

Alright, now to the within of the constructing! Shut the WG till locked, then stick the Push Rod (2) THREADS FIRST all the best way into the opening, after which all the best way into the Lock Field’s gap (which you may in all probability must “fish” for) till it can not go any additional, WITHOUT unlocking it.

IMPORTANT: You MUST ensure the Push Rod is all the best way contained in the Lock Field, though it’s typically onerous to inform. To make certain, strive unlocking and re-locking the WG a couple of instances, so you already know the Push Rod is on the finish.

As soon as the Push Rod is in so far as it might go, mark the Push Rod with a pencil or marker at 5/8″ past the within wall face. That’s, we need to minimize the Push Rod in order that solely 5/8″ of it extends out of your wall.

Upon getting your mark, use a pair of bolt cutters or a grinder to chop the Push Rod at your mark. When you inserted it accurately, the surplus you are reducing off ought to NOT be the threaded finish.

8. Set up the Button

Flip the Push Rod so the threads are going through you once more, and screw the Button (6) onto the tip of it. Then insert the Push Rod again into the wall and contained in the Lock Field gap as earlier than. If it does not lengthen far sufficient, you in all probability minimize the Push Rod too brief and might want to strive once more with one other one. Place the Flange (5) across the Button and push the Flange (not the Button) all the best way towards the wall, as if it have been screwed in. If the WG unlocks, the Push Rod is barely too lengthy, and you may want to chop it a bit of extra. If not, a easy push of the Button ought to do the trick!

Simply screw within the Flange to the wall utilizing the Screws (7) offered, and also you’re completed!

Optionally, the Plastic Guard (8) could also be put in over the Button and Flange utilizing the opposite 2 screws offered.

And that is about it!

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