Mounting Tech Steps: Non-Penetrating Mounts

Mounting Tools

  • Stud finder
  • Marking tool
  • Drill
  • 7/32” drill bit
  • Level
  • 1/2” nut setter
  • 1/2” socket wrench
  • 7/16” wrench

Notes

  • Key steps bolded
  • All lags must be tightened snug plus a 1/4 turn

Rail

Supplies

  • Mount
  • Hardware

Process

  • Determine proper location for rail mount on railing
    • Recommended location: where vertical rails intersect with either bottom or top horizontal rail
    • Never affix rail mount on railing that is rusted, bent, or cracked, has deficient or broken welds/connections to top or bottom horizontal rails, or is not structurally stable in connection to building
  • Place plate #1 on top of plate #2
    • Place first external tooth lock washer and then flat washer onto the 1/4″ x 20 x 1 1/2″ bolt
    • Then insert bolt/lock washer/flat washer assembly through slot in plate #1 and thread into plate #2
  • Set assembled plates at install location on railing
    • Adjust two plates so as to lightly clamp opposing edges of plate assembly to vertical rails and then tighten securely four 1/4″ x 20 x 1 1/2″ bolts
  • Align plate #3 with plate #1/#2 on other side of railing
    • Ensure part label for part #3 identifying UP is in proper direction
    • Insert slots of plate #3 onto 1/4″ x 20 bolts from plate #1/#2 assembly
    • Level plate #3 and secure mount to railing by threading onto 1/4″ x 20 x 1 1/2″ bolts, provided 1/4″ x 20 serrated hex nut
    • Securely tighten hardware on assembly and ensure both rail mount and railing are structurally sound
  • Seat mounting foot (not included) onto plate #3 using the 1/4″ x 20 x 1/2″ bolts with the external tooth lock washer and securely tighten

Non-Pen

Supplies

  • Mount
  • Hardware
  • Mat
  • Bricks

Assembly Process

  • Take out mount
  • Attach mast/footplate to mount
  • Take out appropriate number of blocks

Installation Process

  • Locate suitable location
  • Transport mount and bricks
  • Place mat on mounting location
  • Place mount on mat
  • Place bricks on mount
  • Level mast and tighten hardware with 7/16” wrench
  • Place dish on mast

VERSATILE

Supplies

  • Mount
  • Hardware

Installation Process

  • Lift the tile in the row above
  • Slide the support tongue onto the tile
  • Lower the tile
  • Repeat with other support tongue
  • Place the base in selected location
  • Lift the tile in the row below
  • Slide hooks under the tile
  • Place stiffener bar on top of the tongue
  • Insert the hardware
  • Attach the footplate
  • Level mast and tighten hardware with 7/16” wrench
  • Place dish on mast

Patio

Supplies

  • Mount
  • Mat
  • Bricks

Assembly Process

  • Take out mount
  • Take out appropriate number of blocks
  • Assemble the mount base

Installation Process

  • Locate suitable location
  • Transport mount and bricks
  • Place mat on mounting location
  • Place mount on mat
  • Attach mast/footplate to mount
  • Place bricks on mount
  • Level mast and tighten hardware with 7/16” wrench
  • Place dish on mast