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Wooden Play Set
Model: # 54303
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Owner's Manual
Frequently Asked Questions
Assembly Instructions
Warranty Information
Manufacturer: Backyard Discovery
3001 North Rouse
Pittsburg, KS 66762
1-800-856-4445
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SAFETY INFORMATION.
AFTER YOU HAVE READ THE ASSEMBLY MANUAL, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO DECIDE IF YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL
HELP TO COMPLETE THE ASSEMBLY OF THE STRUCTURE.
SEPARATE AND IDENTIFY ALL PARTS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE ALL OF THE PARTS LISTED.
IF YOU CAN’T FIND ALL OF THE PARTS, CHECK THE PACKING MATERIAL. SMALL PARTS MAY HAVE FALLEN INTO IT
DURING SHIPMENT.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE ASSEMBLY OR IF ANY PART IS MISSING OR
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LEA EL MANUAL DE ENSAMBLAJE COMPLETAMENTE, PRESTANDO ESPECIAL ATENCIÓN A LOS CONSEJOS ÚTILES
IMPORTANTES Y A LA INFORMACIÓN SOBRE SEGURIDAD.
DESPUÉS DE QUE HAYA LEÍDO EL MANUAL DE ENSAMBLAJE, PODRÁ DECIDIR SI NECESITA AYUDA PROFESIONAL
PARA EFECTUAR EL ENSAMBLAJE DE LA ESTRUCTURA.
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SI NO PUEDE ENCONTRAR TODAS LAS PIEZAS, REVISE EL MATERIAL DE EMPAQUE. ES POSIBLE QUE ALGUNAS
PIEZAS PEQUEÑAS PUEDAN HABERSE CAÍDO ALLÍ DURANTE EL ENVÍO.
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Dear Customer:
Please read entire booklet completely before beginning the assembly process.
Equipment is recommended for use by children 3 to 10 years of age. Structures are not intended for public use.
The Company does not warranty any of its residential structures subjected to commercial use such as:
Daycare, Preschool, Nursery School, Recreational Park, or any similar Commercial Application.
WARNING: This Symbol points out important safety instructions which, if not followed, could endanger
the personal safety of yourself and your children and/or damage your property. You MUST read and
follow all instructions in this manual before attempting to use this playcenter.
WARNING: Children must NOT use this playcenter until unit has been completely assembled
and inspected by an adult to insure set has been properly installed and anchored.
Please follow all recommendations below. Failure to do so may result in the warranty being void and/or safety
violations that could result in serious injury. This manual contains helpful information concerning Assembly
Preparation, Installation Procedure, and Required Maintenance. Always keep the safety of your children in mind as
your play structure is being built and as your children play on the set. Before your children play on the set please
review the Operation Instructions with them to help ensure their safety.
PLEASE RETAIN THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. KEEP THEM IN A SAFE PLACE WHERE YOU CAN
REFER TO THEM AS NEEDED. IN ORDER TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE MOST EFFICIENT SERVICE, IT IS REQUIRED THAT
YOU PROVIDE US WITH THE PART NUMBERS WHEN ORDERING PARTS.
For Your Records:
Please take time and fill out the information below. This information will be needed for warranty issues.
Where Purchased: ____________________
Date of Purchase: ____________________
Installation Date: _____________________
Installed by: _________________________
Tracking Number: ____________________
Staple Receipt Here
Tracking Number Reference Label
Tracking ID number on the carton and back of the ID plate are included for tracking purposes
associated with warranty claims.
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Please refer to the Assembly section of the Assembly Manual for Maximum Fall Height.
Positioning Your Playcenter
1. The Playcenter is designed to be installed on a level surface by an Adult with an Adult
helper. Place in a flat area of your yard to minimize ground preparation.
2. Choose a level location for the equipment. This can reduce the likelihood of the play set
tipping over and loose-fill surfacing material washing away during heavy rains.
3. Place the equipment not less than 6 ft (1.8 m) from any structure or obstruction such as a
fence, garage, house, overhanging branches, laundry lines, or electrical wires.
4. Provide enough room so that the children can use the equipment safely. For example, for
structures with multiple play activities, a slide should not exit in front of a swing.
5. It is a good idea to place your Playcenter in an area that is convenient for adults to watch
children at play.
6. Create a site free of obstacles that could cause injuries – such as low overhanging tree
branches, overhead wires, tree stumps and/or roots, large rocks, bricks and concrete.
Additional suggestions in the Suggested Playground Surfacing Section.
7. Do not build your playset on top of surfacing material.
8. Locate bare metal platforms and slides out of direct sunlight to reduce the likelihood of serious
burns. A slide that faces north will receive the least direct sunlight.
9. Separate active and quiet activities from each other. For example, locate sandboxes away
from swings or use a guardrail or barrier to separate the sandbox from the movement of the
swings.
Suggested Playground Surfacing
Do not install home playground equipment over concrete, asphalt, packed earth, grass, carpet,
or any other hard surface. A fall onto a hard surface can result in serious injury to the
equipment user.
Do not install loose fill surfacing over hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt.
Shredded bark mulch, wood chips, fine sand and fine gravel, are added as shock absorbing
materials after assembly. If used properly these materials can absorb some of the impact of a
child’s fall.
All surface material should extend a minimum of 6 feet in all directions around the play area.
Do not apply playground surfacing until after the unit is completely constructed. Playset should
not be built on top of surfacing.
Use containment, such as digging out around the perimeter and/or lining the perimeter with
landscape edging.
Installations of rubber tiles or poured-in-place surfaces (other than loose-fill materials)
generally require a professional and are not “do-it-yourself” projects.
Shall use Playground Surfacing Materials (other than loose-fill material) which comply with the
safety standard ASTM F1292 Standard Specification of Impact Attenuation of Surfacing
Materials within the Use Zone of Playground Equipment.
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The following chart explains the fall height in feet from which a life threatening head injury
would not be expected
Critical Heights in feet (m) of Tested Materials
Material
Uncompressed Depth
Compressed Depth
Wood Chips
Double-Shredded bark mulch
Engineered Wood Fibers
Fine Sand
Coarse Sand
Fine Gravel
Medium Gravel
6" (152mm)
7' (2.13m)
6' (1.83m)
6' (1.83m)
5' (1.52m)
5' (1.52m)
5' (1.52m)
5' (1.52m)
9" (228mm)
10' (3.05m)
10' (3.05m)
7' (2.13m)
5' (1.52m)
5' (1.52m)
7' (2.13m)
5' (1.52m)
12" (304mm)
11' (3.35m)
11' (3.35m)
>12' (3.66m)
9' (2.74m)
6' (1.83m)
10' (3.05m)
6' (1.83m)
to 9" (228mm)
10' (3.05m)
7' (2.13m)
6' (1.83m)
5' (1.52m)
4' (1.22m)
6' (1.83m)
5' (1.52m)
Shredded Tires*
10-12' (3.0-3.6m)
N/A
N/A
N/A
*This data is from tests conducted by independent testing laboratories on a 6-inch depth of uncompressed shredded tire samples produced by four manufacturers. The tests
reported critical heights, which varied from 10 feet to greater than 12 feet. It is recommended that persons seeking to install shredded tires as a protective surface request test
data from the supplier showing the critical height of the material when it was tested in accordance with ASTM F1292.
Operating Instructions:
NOTE: Your children’s safety is our #1 concern. Observing the following statements
and warnings reduces the likelihood of serious or fatal injury. Please review these
safety rules regularly with your children.
1. This Playcenter is designed for specific number of occupants whose combined weight should
not exceed a designated weight on the elevated floor or the swing area, the total Unit capacity
is outlined in the Basic Setup Dimensions section of instruction manual. The maximum fall
height and recommended play area is also available in the Basic Setup Dimensions section of
the manual for the specific unit.
2. On-site adult supervision is required.
3. Instruct children not to walk close to, in front of, behind, or between moving swings or other
moving playground equipment.
4. Instruct children to sit in and never stand on swings
5. Instruct children not to twist the chains and ropes and not to loop them over the top support
bar, since this may reduce the strength of the chain or rope.
6. Instruct children not to jump from swings or other playground equipment in motion.
7. Instruct children to not to push empty seats. The seat may hit them and cause serious injury.
8. Instruct and teach children to sit in the center of the swings with their full weight on the seats.
9. Instruct children not to use the equipment in a manner other than intended.
10. Instruct children to always go down slides feet first. Never slide head first.
11. Instruct children to look before they slide to make sure no one is at the bottom.
12. Instruct children to never run up a slide, as this increases their chances of falling.
13. The parents should dress children appropriately. (Examples would include the use of wellfitting shoes and the avoidance of ponchos, scarfs, and other loose-fitting clothing that is
potentially hazardous while using equipment).
14. Instruct children not to climb when the equipment is wet.
15. Instruct children to never jump from a fort deck. They should always use the ladder, ramp or
slide.
16. Instruct children to never crawl or walk across the top of monkey bars.
17. Instruct children to never crawl on top of a fort roof.
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18. Verify that any suspended climbing ropes, chain, or cable are secured at both ends and that
they cannot be looped back on it.
19. Instruct children not to attach items to the playground equipment that are not specifically
designed for use with the equipment, such as, but not limited to, jump ropes, clothesline, pet
leashes, cables and chain as they may cause a strangulation hazard.
20. Instruct children to never wrap their legs around swing chain.
21. Instruct children to never slide down the swing chain.
22. Instruct children to remove their bike or other sports helmet before playing on playground
equipment.
Maintenance Instructions:
At the beginning of each play season:
• Tighten all hardware.
• Lubricate all metallic moving parts per manufacturer’s instructions.
• Check all protective coverings on bolts, pipes, edges, and corners. Replace if they are loose,
cracked, or missing.
• Check all moving parts including swing seats, ropes, cables, and chains for wear, rust, or
other deterioration. Replace as needed.
• Check metal parts for rust. If found, sand and repaint using a non Lead-based paint meeting
the requirements of 16 CFR 1303.
• Check all wood members for deterioration and splinters. Sand down splinters and replace
deteriorating wood members.
• Reinstall any plastic parts, such as swing seats or any other items that were removed for the
cold season.
• Rake and check depth of loose fill protective surfacing materials to prevent compaction and
to maintain appropriate depth. Replace as necessary.
Twice a month during play season:
• Tighten all hardware.
• Check all protective coverings on bolts, pipes, edges, and corners. Replace if they are loose,
cracked, or missing.
• Rake and check depth of loose fill protective surfacing materials to prevent compaction and
to maintain appropriate depth. Replace as necessary.
• Once a month during play season.
• Lubricate all metallic moving parts per manufacturer’s instructions.
• Check all moving parts including swing seats, ropes, cables, and chains for wear, rust, or
other deterioration. Replace as needed.
At the end of each play season or when the temperature drops below 32° F:
• Remove plastic swing seats and other items as specified by the manufacturer and take
indoors or do not use.
• Rake and check depth of loose fill protective surfacing materials to prevent compaction and
to maintain appropriate depth. Replace as necessary.
Owners shall be responsible for maintaining the legibility of the warning labels.
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Additional Maintenance:
• Check the swing beam and hardware every two weeks due to wood expansion and
contraction. It is particularly important that this procedure be followed at the beginning of each
season.
• Inspect wood parts monthly. The grain of the wood sometimes will lift in the dry season
causing splinters to appear. Light sand may be necessary to maintain a safe playing
environment. Treat your playset with stain regularly, to help prevent severe checking/splitting
and other weather damage.
• A waterbourne transparent stain has been applied to your playset. This is done for color only.
Once or twice a year, depending on your climate conditions, you must apply some type of
protection (sealant) to the wood of your unit. Prior to the application of sealant, lightly sand any
“rough” spots on your playset. Please note this is a requirement of your warranty.
• Assembling and maintaining the playset on a level location is very important. As your children
play, your playset will slowly dig its way into the soil, and it is very important that it settles
evenly. Make sure the playset is level and true one each year or at the beginning of each play
season.
Disposal Instructions:
When the Playcenter use is no longer desired, it should be disassembled and disposed of in such a
way that no unreasonable hazards will exist at the time the unit is discarded.
Third Party Assembly:
Customer may, in their sole discretion, elect to use a third party person or service to assemble this
product. Backyard Discovery assumes no responsibility or liability for any charge incurred by the
Customer for any assembly services’.
Please see our warranty for more information about damaged and missing part replacement
coverage. Backyard Discovery will not reimburse Customer for the price of parts purchased.
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APPENDIX A
Information on Playground Surfacing Materials:
The following information is from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s
Information Sheet for playground surfacing material; also see the following website for additional
information: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/323.html.
X3. SECTION 4 OF THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION’S OUTDOOR HOME PLAYGROUND SAFETY
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X3.1 Select Protective Surfacing—One of the most important things you can do to reduce the likelihood of
serious head injuries is to install shock-absorbing protective surfacing under and around your play equipment. The
protective surfacing should be applied to a depth that is suitable for the equipment height in accordance with ASTM
Specification F 1292. There are different types of surfacing to choose from; whichever product you select, follow these
guidelines:
X3.1.1 Loose-Fill Materials:
X3.1.1.1 Maintain a minimum depth of 9 inches of loose-fill materials such as wood mulch/chips, engineered
wood fiber (EWF), or shredded/recycled rubber mulch for equipment up to 8 feet high; and 9 inches of sand or pea
gravel for equipment up to 5 feet high. NOTE: An initial fill level of 12 inches will compress to about a 9-inch depth of
surfacing overtime. The surfacing will also compact, displace, and settle, and should be periodically refilled to maintain at
least a 9-inch depth.
X3.1.2 Use a minimum of 6 inches of protective surfacing for play equipment less than 4 feet in height. If
maintained properly, this should be adequate. (At depths less than 6 inches, the protective material is too easily
displaced or compacted.) NOTE: Do not install home playground equipment over concrete, asphalt, or any other hard
surface. A fall onto a hard surface can result in serious injury to the equipment user. Grass and dirt are not considered
protective surfacing because wear and environmental factors can reduce their shock absorbing effectiveness. Carpeting
and thin mats are generally not adequate protective surfacing. Ground level equipment such as a sandbox, activity wall,
playhouse or other equipment that has no elevated play surface – does not need any protective surfacing.
X3.1.3 Use containment, such as digging out around the perimeter and/or lining the perimeter with landscape
edging. Don’t forget to account for water drainage.
X3.1.3.1 Check and maintain the depth of the loose-fill surfacing material. To maintain the right amount of loosefill materials, mark the correct level on play equipment support posts. That way you can easily see when to replenish
and/or redistribute the surfacing.
X3.1.3.2 Do not install loose-fill surfacing over hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt.
X3.1.4 Poured-In-Place Surfaces or Pre-Manufactured Rubber Tiles — You may be interested in using surfacing
other than loose-fill materials – like rubber tiles or poured-in-place surfaces.
X3.1.4.1 Installations of these surfaces generally require a professional and are not “do-it-yourself” projects.
X3.1.4.2 Review surface specification before purchasing this type of surfacing. Ask the installer/manufacturer for
a report showing that the product has been tested to the following safety standard: ASTM F 1292 Standard Specification
for Impact Attenuation of Surfacing Materials within the Use Zone of Playground Equipment. This report should show the
specific height for which the surface is intended to protect against serious head injury. This height should be equal to or
greater than the fall height – vertical distance between a designated play surface (elevated surface for standing, sitting, or
climbing) and the protective surfacing below – of your play equipment.
X3.1.4.3 Check the protective surfacing frequently for wear.
X3.1.5 Placement — Proper placement and maintenance of protective surfacing is essential. Be sure to:
X3.1.5.1 Extend surfacing at least 6 feet from the equipment in all directions.
X3.1.5.2 For to-fro swings, extend protective surfacing in front of and behind the swing to a distance equal to
twice the height of the top bar from which the swing is suspended.
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This information has been extracted from the CPSC publications “Playground Surfacing — Technical
Information Guide” and “Handbook for Public Playground Safety.” Copies of these reports can be obtained by sending a
postcard to the: Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, D.C., 20207 or call the
toll-free hotline: 1-800-638-2772.
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The American Society for Testing and Materials takes no position respecting the validity of any parent right
asserted in connection with any item mentioned in this standard. Users of this standard are expressly advised that
determination of the validity of any such parent rights, and the risk of infringement of such rights, are entirely their own
responsibility.
The standard is subject to revision at any time by the responsible technical committee and must be reviewed
every five years and if not revised, either approved or withdrawn. Your comments are invited either for revision of this
standard or for additional standards and should be addressed to ASTM Headquarters. Your comments will receive
careful consideration at a meeting of the responsible technical committee, which you may attend. If you feel that your
comments have not received a fair hearing you should make your views known to the ASTM Committee on Standards.
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Play Set Assembly Manual FAQs:
1. Does the area for the playset need to be level?
Yes. Backyard Discovery recommends the playset be positioned on a flat level area for maximum safety and durability. The stakes
provided should be used to secure it firmly to the ground.
2. What size area is recommended for the playset?
Backyard Discovery recommends at least a 6’ (six foot) perimeter around and above the playset for maximum safety.
3. What age range is appropriate for the playsets?
Backyard Discovery playsets are recommended for children ages 3 – 10 years.
4. Is the wood treated with chemicals?
Backyard Discovery uses 100% Chinese Cedar wood which is naturally bug resistant, decay and rot resistant. To help ensure your child’s
safety, our wood is completely chemical free and we do not use pressure-treated wood. The stain we use is a top coat using a waterbased product that is for appearance only.
5. How often should the playset be stained?
Backyard Discovery recommends the playset be stained once each year. A water or oil based stain can be used at the customer’s
discretion.
6. Why does it seem that my swing set is developing cracks?
Wood is a natural material; no two pieces are exactly alike. Each piece has its own characteristics and personality and reacts differently
to climate changes. When any wood product is exposed to the elements, it develops “wood checks”. A check is the radial separation of
the wood fibers running with the grain of the wood. These are caused by the varying temperature and moisture conditions. A check is
not a crack – it does not affect the strength or durability of the wood or structural integrity of the play set.
7. Do Backyard Discovery playsets come with a warranty?
Yes. All Backyard Discovery products carry a 1-year replacement warranty on all parts for manufacturer’s defect. Our wood carries a 5
year warranty on rot and decay as well. Please see warranty details for more information.
8. What is the best way to get started assembling the playset?
Backyard Discovery recommends taking all the parts out of the boxes and arranging them by part number before you begin any
assembly. This will not only allow faster assembly, but will also identify any parts that may be missing or damaged so they can be
replaced before assembly. If parts are missing or need replacement, go to www.swingsetsonline.com/support.aspx and follow the
prompts to order them. Next, read the assembly manual and get the tools ready for the job as recommended in the manual. If the
assembly manual is lost or misplaced a new one can be printed from Backyard Discovery’s website: www.swingsetsonline.com.
9. The playset seems to rock or sway too much. What’s wrong?
Rocking is caused by uneven ground or obstructions such as rocks, roots, etc. under the ground rails. These should be removed and
the ground underneath re-leveled to prevent rocking. Also ensure the playset is securely staked to the ground using the stakes
provided.
10. The 2”x4” boards do not measure 2”x 4”. Why not?
In the U.S. it is common practice to describe lumber dimensions using the rough cut sizes from the sawmill and not the finished
dimensions. Retailers, home stores, etc. all use this accepted practice for describing lumber dimensions. However, Backyard Discovery
playsets are designed and constructed using the actual dimensions so everything fits properly and remains so during the life of the
playset.
11. The end beam is not straight up and down. Why not?
This is normal. Backyard Discovery designs playsets this way to ensure the strongest structure possible. The slight angle adds strength
and reduces rocking and twisting.
12. The S-hooks for the swings won’t close. What is wrong?
Backyard Discovery recommends placing them on a hard surface such as concrete (don’t do this on anything that will dent such as
metal or finished wood or glass which will break!). It will take quite a few strokes, but the hooks will close.
For more information and frequently asked questions, please refer to our website at www.swingsetsonline.com.
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Tools Required for Installation:
(These are the tools that are generally required for assembly of our outdoor products. These tools
are not included with the outdoor product purchase.)
(Square)
(Level 24")
(Tape Measure)
(Cordless Drill or Electric Drill)
(An Adult w/ an Adult Helper)
(Claw Hammer)
(Phillips Screw Driver)
(3/16" , 5/16", 1/8" & 3/8" Drill Bits)
(Ladder)
(Drill Attachments:
Phillips Head)
(Rubber Mallet - Optional)
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Basic Setup Dimensions
Place the set on level ground, not less than 6 ft [2 m] from any structure or obstruction such
as a fence, garage, house, overhanging branches, laundry lines, or electrical wires.
46'-7"
[14.2 m]
6'
[1.8 m]
23'-11"
[7.3 m]
35'-11"
[11 m]
58'-7"
[17.9 m]
6'
[1.8 m]
Safe Play Zone
13'
[4 m]
7'
[2.1 m]
General Information:
Your set has been designed and engineered for children only and for residential use only.
A maximum of 150 lbs. per child is recommended for play activities designed for individual use.
A maximum of 120 lbs. per child is recommended for play activities designed for multiple child use.
A maximum of 14 children is recommended for this playset.
Safe play height: 19' [5.8 m]
Maximum fall height: 7' [2.1 m]
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Box Identification
Modules Used
(NOT TO SCALE)
TOWER II WITH LOFT
MODEL #54113
(2) BOX SET
CABIN KIT
MODEL #5416
PICNIC TABLE AND BENCHES
MODEL #5420
PEDESTAL SEATS AND FLOOR
MODEL #5418
10 FT ROCKET SLIDE
(2) MODEL #1810
BALCONY
MODEL #5412
6 FT DECK
MODEL #5406
TOWER I
MODEL #54013
(2) BOX SET
BRIDGE
MODEL #5422
12 FT ROCKET SLIDE
MODEL #1811
4 POSITION SWING BEAM
(2) MODEL #5404
(1) MODEL #5405
ROCKWALL KIT (5 FT x 28 IN)
MODEL #5408
14 FT ROCKET SLIDE
MODEL #1812
7 FT SPIRAL SLIDE
MODEL #1808
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Important Notes
1) OPEN AND ASSEMBLE ONE BOX AT A TIME to prevent confusion during assembly.
2) USE THIS MANUAL IN CONJUCTION WITH THE ASSEMBLY MANUAL FROM EACH BOX
to properly assemble your playset.
3) Note "Omitted" and "Modified" steps as found on each page of this manual.
4) Due to the modularity of this playset, some boards and hardware may not be used.
5) Some previously assembled parts may need to be removed for proper assembly of moduler pieces.
6) Take time before and after each step to make sure fort is square and level.
7) Tighten bolts securely, tighten nuts on bolts flush to the tube or member, and place caps over exposed
bolts snug to the nut.
8) Pay close attention to the ITEMS NEEDED FOR EACH STEP. They can be a valuable aid when sorting
your wood and hardware. Assembly will be made easier if items are sorted by step.
9) Pay close attention to make sure you are using the correct hardware in each step. Using incorrect
hardware may result in improper assembly.
10) Whenever a T-nut is used, follow these directions. Place T-nut in pre-drilled hole. Tap in with hammer.
Place bolt with washers in the opposite side. Hand tighten to make sure the bolt is in the T-nut. DO NOT
over tighten.
11) Read the steps of each step thoroughly. The written steps may include important information not shown
in the illustrations.
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"Order of Assembly"
1.
TOWER II WITH LOFT - MODEL #54113
2.
BALCONY - MODEL #5412
3.
CABIN KIT - MODEL #5416
4.
PEDESTAL SEATS AND FLOOR - MODEL #5418
5.
TOWER I - MODEL #54013
6.
6 FT DECK - MODEL #5406
7.
PICNIC TABLE AND BENCHES - MODEL #5420
8.
BRIDGE - MODEL #5422
9.
4 POSITION SWING BEAM - (2) MODEL #5404 &
(1) MODEL #5405
10. (5 FT x 28 IN) ROCKWALL - MODEL #5408
11. SPIRAL SLIDE - MODEL #1808
12. 10' ROCKET SLIDE - (2) MODEL #1810
13. 12' ROCKET SLIDE - MODEL #1811
14. 14' ROCKET SLIDE - MODEL #1812
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Tower II with Loft
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Model #54113
START
• OPEN "TOWER II WITH LOFT" BOX MODEL #54113 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• MODIFIED STEPS:
STEP 6 - ASSEMBLE ONLY SP5, SP6, G3, & G4 BOARDS.
STEP 7 - ASSEMBLE ONLY THE J6 BOARD.
STEP 34 - ASSEMBLE ONLY THE M2, M6, & M9 BOARDS.
STEP 35 - ASSEMBLE ONLY THE M2, M8, & M9 BOARDS.
STEP 37 - ASSEMBLE ONLY THE TOP RP1 PANEL.
STEP 40 - ASSEMBLE ONLY THE OUTSIDE PLUG BOARDS G12, M1, M13, & (2) TZ BRACKETS.
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• OMITTED STEPS: THE LADDER, 24, 26, 39, & 43.
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• YOUR TOWER II WITH LOFT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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Balcony
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Model #5412
• OPEN "TOWER II BALCONY" BOX MODEL #5412 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• MODIFIED STEPS:
STEP 8 - DO NOT ASSEMBLE THE (3) CENTER M1 BOARDS.
• OMITTED STEPS: THE "PART REMOVAL" STEPS & STEP 3.
• YOUR BALCONY SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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Cabin Kit
Model #5416
• OPEN "CABIN KIT" BOX MODEL #5416 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• BUILD "CABIN KIT" FOR TOWER II LOCATED AFTER THE TOWER I INSTRUCTIONS IN THE
MANUAL.
• YOUR CABIN KIT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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Pedestal seats & Floor
Model #5418
• OPEN "PEDESTAL SEATS & FLOOR" BOX MODEL #5418 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL.
• YOUR PEDESTAL SEATS & FLOOR SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN
FINISHED.
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Tower I
Model #54013
• OPEN "TOWER I" BOX MODEL #54013 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• MODIFIED STEPS:
STEP 2 - DO NOT ASSEMBLE THE G1 & G6 BOARDS. DO INSTALL THE BRACKETS OF THE G6
BOARD TO TIE POSTS TOGETHER.
STEP 7 - DO NOT ASSEMBLE THE G2 BOARD.
STEP 9 - DO NOT ASSEMBLE THE G2 BOARD.
STEP 16 - DO NOT ASSEMBLE THE H3 BOARD ON THE DECK SIDE ONLY.
STEP 17 - DO NOT ASSEMBLE THE LOWEST R2 BOARD ON THE DECK SIDE ONLY.
STEP 21 - DO NOT ASSEMBLE THE M1 & M13 BOARDS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE DECK SIDE
ONLY.
STEP 22 - DO NOT ASSEMBLE THE LEFT MOST M13 BOARD ON THE DECK SIDE ONLY.
• OMITTED STEPS: 19, 23, 24, 26, & 27.
• PLACE YOUR TOWER I APPROXIMATELY 52" AWAY FROM TOWER II TO ALLOW EASY
ASSEMBLY OF BRIDGE COMPONENT.
• MAKE SURE YOUR TOWERS ARE ORIENTED AS SHOWN IN THE ILLUSTRATION BELOW.
TOWER I
APPOROXIMATELY
52"
• YOUR TOWER I SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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6 Foot Deck
Model #5406
• OPEN "6 FOOT DECK" BOX MODEL #5406 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• MODIFIED STEPS:
STEPS 22, 23, & 24 - ADD A PLUG TO THE LADDER (REAR) SIDE OF DECK. FRONT SIDE
DOES NOT REQUIRE A PLUG.
• OMITTED STEPS: 1, 2, 3, 5, 26, & 27.
• YOUR 6 FOOT DECK SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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Picnic Table with Benches
Model #5420
• OPEN "PICNIC TABLE WITH BENCHES" BOX MODEL #5420 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION
MANUAL.
• YOUR PICNIC TABLE WITH BENCHES SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN
FINISHED.
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Bridge
Model #5422
• OPEN "BRIDGE" BOX MODEL #5422 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• OMITTED STEPS: 9, 10, 11, 12, & 13.
• YOUR BRIDGE SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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4 Position Swing Beam
Model #5405
• OPEN (2) "2 POSITION SWING BEAM" BOX MODEL #5404 & (1) "4 POSITION SWING BEAM" BOX MODEL
#5405 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUALS.
• YOUR 4 POSITION SWING BEAM SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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(5' x 28") Rockwall
Model #5408
• OPEN "(5' x 28") ROCKWALL" BOX MODEL #5408 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• YOUR (5' x 28") ROCKWALL SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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7' Spiral Slide
Model #1808
• OPEN "7 FT. SPIRAL SLIDE" BOX MODEL #1808 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• OMITTED STEPS: 1 & 2.
• YOUR 7 FT. SPIRAL SLIDE SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
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10', 12', & 14' Rocket Slides
Models #1810, 1811, & 1812
• OPEN "14' ROCKET SLIDE" BOX MODEL #1811 AND USE THE INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
• OMITTED STEPS: 1 & 2.
• REPEAT PROCESS TO ATTACH 10' & 12' ROCKET SLIDES.
#1810
#1812
#1811
#1810
• YOUR 10', 12', & 14' ROCKET SLIDES SHOULD LOOK LIKE THE ABOVE ILLUSTRATION WHEN FINISHED.
FINISHED
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Limited Warranty
This Limited Warranty by Backyard Discovery applies to products manufactured under the Backyard Discovery
brand or its other brands including but not limited to Backyard Botanical, Adventure Playsets, and Leisure Time
Products.
Backyard Discovery warrants that this product is free from defect in materials and workmanship for a period of
one (1) year from the original date of purchase. This one (1) year warranty covers all parts including wood,
hardware, and accessories. All wood carries a five (5) year pro-rated warranty against rot and decay. Refer to
the schedule below for charges associated with replacement of parts under this Limited Warranty. In addition,
Backyard Discovery will replace any parts within the first 30 days from date of purchase found to be missing
from or damaged in the original packaging.
This warranty applies to the original owner and registrant and is non-transferable. Regular maintenance is
required to assure maximum life and performance of this product and failure by the owner to maintain the
product according to the maintenance requirements may void this warranty. Maintenance guidelines are
provided in the Owner’s Manual.
This Limited Warranty does not cover:
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Labor for any inspection
Labor for replacement of any defective item(s)
Incidental or consequential damages
Cosmetic defects which do not affect performance or integrity of a part or the entire product
Vandalism, improper use, failure due to loading or use beyond the capacities stated in the applicable
Assembly Manual.
Acts of nature including but not limited to wind, storms, hail, floods, excessive water exposure
Improper installation including but not limited to installation on uneven, unlevel, or soft ground
Minor twisting, warping, checking, or any other natural occurring properties of wood that do not affect
performance or integrity
Backyard Discovery products have been designed for safety and quality. Any modifications made to the
original product could damage the structural integrity of the unit leading to failure and possible injury.
Modification voids any and all warranties and Backyard Discovery assumes no liability for any modified
products or consequences resulting from failure of a modified product.
This product is warranted for RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY. Under no circumstance should a Backyard Discovery
product be used in public settings. Such use may lead to product failure and potential injury. Any and all public
use will void this warranty. Backyard Discovery disclaims all other representations and warranties of any kind,
express or implied.
This Warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may have other rights as well which vary from state to state
or province to province. This warranty excludes all consequential damages, however, some states do not allow
the limitation or exclusion of consequential damages and therefore this limitation may not apply to you.
Pro Rated Part Replacement Schedule
Product Age
All Parts
0-30 days from date of purchase
31 days to 1 year
Customer Pays
$0 and free shipping
$0 + S&H
Wood Rot and Decay Only
1 year
2 years
3 years
4 years
5 years
Over 5 years
$0 and free shipping
20% + S&H
40% + S&H
60% + S&H
80% + S&H
100% + S&H
Rev5/20/10 BRS