Kolo Shelter / installation
Tools Needed For Installation
Marker or pencil
Large Hammer Drill
3/8" Socket with drill attachment
1" Diameter Masonry Bit
5/8" Diameter Masonry Bit
Heavy Lifting Equipment and Strap
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Place Uprights based on footing diagram
and drill (4) 5/8" diameter pilot holes in concrete 11" deep for each Upright. Remove Upright and use pilot holes to drill 1" diameter holes 11" deep. Drive in Simpson Torq-Cut Anchor, place Upright and install washers and nuts finger-tight.
2 Lift the Center in place and fasten finger-tight with (8) 5/8x7.5" bolts, lock washers and nuts.
3 If building a Kolo shelter with Dero Decker racks, lift the Dero Decker Beam in place and fasten with (8) 5/8x7.5" bolts, lock washers and nuts.
4 If building a Kolo shelter with Dero Campus Racks, lift the Campus Rack in place and fasten with (8) 5/8x7.5" bolts, lock washers and nuts.
5 If building a Kolo shelter with Dero Decker racks, lift the Dero Decker Beam in place and fasten with (8) 5/8x7.5" bolts, lock washers and nuts.
6 Fully tighten all above bolts and nuts. Then tighten Simpson Torq-Cut anchor nuts to 230 ft-lbs.
7Apply foam rubber tape to the Rafter without covering .30" holes. Working from one end of the shelter to the other, lift a Rafter into place using a lifting strap. Secure the lifting strap at the rafter's center of gravity which is indicated by a notch at the apex of the Rafter cut-out. Once the Rafter is in place, fasten the rafter to the Upright with
Fully secure the Rafters with (6) 5/8x7.5" bolts, (12) lock washers, and (6) nuts for each pair of Rafters
9Apply foam rubber tape to the Polycarbonate Flange without covering .20" holes. Place (1) Polycarbonate Drop, (1) Polycarbonate, (1) Polycarbonate Edge in place. Make sure the Polycarbonate Drop is flush with the outside edge of the Rafter and that the Polycarbonate is centered between both Rafters. Use care to not scratch the Polycarbonate. Using the 16 holes in the Polycarbonate Flange and 16 holes in the Rafter, align the Polycarbonate Flange over the Rafter so that the Polycarbonate and Polycarbonate Drop are sandwiched between them. Starting at the holes furthest from the shelter center, secure the Polycarbonate Flange with (16) 1/4x1.5" self-drilling screws. It's recommended that the assembly be clamped together while fastening the first two screws. The self-drilling screws will pass through the Rafter, drill through the Polycarbonate, and tap through the Polycarbonate flange.
10 Continue installing the remaining Polycarbonates, Polycarbonate Drops, Polycarbonate Edges, and Polycarbonate Flanges.
11 Place the Roof Cap on top of the shelter and secure with (2) 1/4"x6.5" bolts, (4) washers, and (2) lock nuts. Do not over-tighten to avoid bowing of the Roof Cap.