Installation Instructions: Trackstar Manual Folding

Installation Instructions: Trackstar Manual Folding
Trackstar Manual Folding Shade
Installation Instructions
Tracklock or Cord and Pulley Lifting System
Thank you for purchasing your new Trackstar™ folding shade. It has been custom-made from the
highest quality materials to the dimensions you specified. With proper installation and care, it will
provide you with many years of beauty and trouble-free use.
Main Components
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Shade with headrail
Tracks
Wand (for Tracklock operating
systems)
Routing pulleys (attached to lifting
cord for cord and pulley lifting
systems)
Tools Required
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Metal measuring tape
Level
Awl
Pencil
Ladder or stepstool
Needle nose pliers
Power drill with the following bits:
− ¹⁄₁₆" drill bit (wood)
− ¹⁄₁₆" and ¹⁄₈" metal drill bits
− ¹⁄₄" and ⁷⁄₁₆" hex drivers
− Phillips screwdriver
− Masonry drill bits (if mounting
surface requires)
Figure 1 Trackstar Cord and Pulley Shade
Figure 2 Trackstar Tracklock Shade
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Hardware
Track Bracket
Track End Cap
Track Bracket
Screw
¹⁄₂" Self-tapping
hex head
Track Screw (for
outside mount)
1" self-tapping
Phillips
Headrail Bracket Cord Cleat (for cord
and pulley lifting
system)
Headrail Bracket
Screw
1¹⁄₂" hex head
Cleat Screw
1¹⁄₄" Phillips or hex
head
Pulley
Pulley Screw (for Headrail Screw (for
cord and pulley
cord and pulley
lifting system)
headrail)
2" hex head
³⁄₄" hex head
Figure 3 Hardware
Important Information on Fasteners
The shade components must be securely
attached to the mounting surface. The
screws included can be used in wood or
metal. When installing to a wood surface,
drill ¹⁄₁₆" pilot holes before setting the
Figure 4 Special Fasteners
screws. When installing to metal, the selftapping screws (for track installation) can be installed without predrilling. To set tapered screws in
metal, predrill ¹⁄₈" holes.
For other surfaces, use special fasteners designed for your mounting surface (not included). See
Figure 4 for examples. When selecting your fastener, make sure it is designed to support the
weight of the product being installed. Follow the fastener manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
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Installation Steps
Note: If you are installing a wide shade that spans multiple bays, you will need an assistant to
help you place the carriers into the tracks.
All Lifting Systems
Step 1: Mount the Tracks
Inside Mount
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Position the tracks against the
sides of the mullions and
mark their positions. (The
depth of the tracks in the
mullions is specified by the
customer.)
Slide the track brackets onto
the backs of the two tracks.
Use one bracket for
approximately every 36" of
Figure 5 Cross-Section of Inside Mount
track plus one for each end.
Insert a track end cap into the bottom end of each track and tighten the screw.
• Loosely attach all but the top bracket using the ¹⁄₂" self-tapping
hex head screws provided. (The top bracket is left unfastened
until after the carriers are placed in the tracks.) Adjust the
position of the tracks so that they butt against the bottom of
the opening, and then tighten the screws.
Figure 6 End Cap on Track
Outside Mount
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Determine and mark the correct placement
for the tracks on the mullions or window
frame. Measure to ensure the distance
between the centers of the tracks is the
same as the distance between the carriers
on the shade.
Place the bottom ends of the tracks flush
with the floor or windowsill. Using the 1"
self-tapping hex head screws provided,
loosely fasten the tracks to the mullions at
Figure 7 Single Track
the bottom ends and about every 36" along
Figure 8 Two Tracks on
on Mullion
Mullion (multiple shades)
the track, leaving the top end open. (The top
end is not fastened until after the carriers are placed in the tracks.) To avoid placing
unnecessary stress on the tracks, wait until all screws are in place and then tighten them all.
Step 2: Attach the Shade
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From the top of the opening, slide the shade carriers into the tracks, starting with the carriers
at the bottom rail of the shade. If you are installing a shade that covers multiple bays, you will
need an assistant to insert the carriers on one side while you insert the carriers on the other
side.
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After all the carriers are inserted, insert the track stops at the open ends of the tracks and
tighten them down. Then fasten the top end of the track to the mullion.
Complete the installation per the applicable instructions below.
Tracklock Operated Shade
Begin with steps 1 and 2 under All Lifting Systems.
Tracklock Step 3: Mount the
Headrail
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On the header wall, mark the location
for the headrail in line with the level of
the shade. Mark bracket positions
near each end of the headrail with the
open end of the U facing up. Space
additional brackets approximately 12"
apart, making sure all brackets are
level with each other.
Predrill ¹⁄₁₆" starter holes at the
bracket mounting-hole locations and
install the brackets using the 1¹⁄₂" hex
head screws provided.
Pull the headrail up the tracks and
snap it into the brackets.
Figure 9 Trackstar Tracklock Shade, Side View
Tracklock Step 4: Test and Adjust the Shade
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Insert the wand hook into the operating ring on the bottom
rail and operate the shade in both directions to ensure it
moves freely. To lock the shade in any position, rotate the
bottom rail into the locked position as shown in Figure 10.
If desired you can reduce the overall fabric length:
Remove the headrail from the headrail brackets and roll it
over once or twice to take up excess fabric. Then snap
the headrail back into the brackets.
Figure 10 Tracklock Operation
Figure 11 Headrail in Bracket
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Cord and Pulley Operated Shade
Begin with steps 1 and 2 under All Lifting Systems.
Cord and Pulley Step 3: Mount the
Headrail
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On the header wall, mark the location for the
headrail centered below the tracks. Use an awl
to mark the positions of the predrilled mounting
holes.
Predrill ¹⁄₁₆" pilot holes, and install the headrail
using the 2" hex head screws provided.
Cord and Pulley Step 4: Attach the Pulleys
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Pulleys for routing the lifting cords to the desired
position are attached to the cords at the factory.
Determine the correct positioning for the pulley
or pulleys according to the customer’s
specifications. Mark the locations, drill ¹⁄₁₆" pilot
holes, and attach the pulleys using the ³⁄₄" hex
head screws provided.
Cord and Pulley Step 5: Attach the Cord
Cleat
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Find a location on the wall or mullion that will be
convenient for tying up the cords. Attach the
cord cleat using the 1¹⁄₄" screws provided.
Cord and Pulley Step 6: Test and Adjust
the Shade
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Raise and lower the shade and ensure it moves
freely. Wrap the cords on the cord cleat to
secure the shade in the desired position.
If desired you can reduce the overall fabric
length: Remove the headrail from the headrail
brackets and roll it over once or twice to take up
excess fabric. Then snap the headrail back into
the brackets.
Figure 12 Trackstar Cord and Pulley Shade
Caring for Your Trackstar Shade
Your Trackstar™ folding shade will provide you with years of beauty and pleasure with minimal
care and cleaning. To care for your shade:
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Vacuum using a brush or dust head attachment.
Dust lightly using a soft, clean cloth.
Never immerse your shade in water or liquids of any kind.
If necessary, wipe the solar fabric with a damp cloth. Allow the shade to dry completely
before raising.
On some fabrics, a mild detergent solution can be used, if needed. Test on a small
inconspicuous area first. Be sure to rinse thoroughly and allow the shade to dry fully before
raising.
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