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Tips on how to install and adapt Style #402 Tilter

Items needed for installation:
  • Mounting board attaches to bottom of chair
  • 4 screws #6090S screws tilter to board
  • 4 Tee-nuts #14 install into molded plywood chair bottom-optional
  • 4 serrated head flange bolts #901B install into Tee-nuts or other mounting holes
  • 4 #906B bolts (longer due to board thickness) may be required on most installations
  • 4 flat washers #1805 use under #906B bolts

Plycraft Lounge chair tilter placement is important. See General Installation.

We recommend to begin installation using the Trial mode method as described in General Installation above to ensure proper placement. A 9" x 12" x 3/4" trial mounting plywood board (see above) is inexpensive. The mounting board is secured to the bottom of the chair using the original mounting holes. Longer fasteners (#906B) may now be necessary. Then, the mechanism is screwed to the mounting board with #6090S mounting screws. As always, predrill a pilot hole first. Test chair for tilting action comfort and safety. If chair tilts back too easily, move tilter rearwards 2". If too difficult to tilt, move tilter forward 2". Fine tuning is performed by turning the tension control knob. Install tilter so that control knob to faces frontwards. Mounting boards generally do not show after installation as the seat is too low.

When satisfied with placement, measure or make a mark off to the side where the pivot pin will be located after permanent mounting. Remove any upholstery in the way, temporary plywood board, and mark the location of the 4 Style #14 Tee-nut holes on the underside of seat bottom. Use a 5/16" drill bit to drill the 1/4" Tee-nut holes. Start from the underside bottom.