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Installation

Tower Blinds

Instruction for installation of blind or watch on our website

  1. Turn floor upside down, remove the temporary wooden blocks on each corner put leg pockets on each corner, attach with large head screws.
  2. Put 4”x 4” posts in each pocket, attach by large head screws.
  3. Put the (4) X braces on the legs
  4. Set the tower upright, if the tower is 10 ft. or less, two men can set it up, if it higher you have to use a pick-up or ATV to pull it up.
  5. There are (4) walls 2 of them the plywood extends out past the walls 1-1/2”. These are the door wall and the back wall. Set the back wall first.  Screw the wall down to the floor with 3” screws.
  6. Set either the right or left sidewall next. Screw the corners together with silver 3” screws.
  7. Put the roof on top of the (2) walls. Keep it back far enough to set the other walls
  8. Put the roof in place and keep the same margin overhang over the walls on all (4) sides, and screw it down with silver 3” screws. If roof doesn’t lay down flat, caulk the gap from the inside.
  9. Note: If your roof doesn’t square up with the same overhang on all (4) sides, this only happens when your floor isn’t completely level.  There is a way to correct this, if you would like to see the same overhang on all 4 sides, or if there are parts missing in your kit, call Dan King, the builder at 717-925-5208  and he will give you the details how to correct this problem
  10. Attach stair or ladder bracket under the door, with gold large head screws. Have the (2) arms of the bracket pointed down for stairs.  If you are using a ladder have the (2) arms pointed outward.
  11. Install each corner post with 6 black screws. Use 1-1/2 “ green screws to install the door latch and corner shelves.
  12. Installing the hand railing- There will be (2) posts for each side of the stairs, for 8 ft tower or less. If the tower is more than 8 feet there will be (3) posts on each side of the stairs.  Install the posts flush with the bottom of the stairs and plumb it up. Drill holes in the pipe and use 3” screws to fasten it down to the top of your posts.   If you have a trap door screw the pipe to the bottom of the 2’x 4’ of the bottom of the floor.
  13. If your blind is in an open area where it is windy, I recommend to purchase reinforcement rods, 3 ft.long, and drill a hole in the bottom of each leg on a 90 degree angle, and drive the rods into the ground. If you have any questions call 717-925-5208.
    Options:
    To install the 12” shooting table,  first screw the swinging arm that holds your table up.  Make sure the plastic button is up tight under your existing windowsill.  After this is screwed to the center stud on wall, place your table on top of the arm and keep the same margin on either end and screw it to your windowsill.
  14. If you purchase a tower stand from Ken’s Hunting Blinds, use the gold screws in the legs pockets and the ladder bracket, and use the green screws for the 2”x 4” X braces.
  15. Warning: If you purchased a blind with a 48” wide door that is in a high windy area, Install the chain so the door won’t open any wider than what you need to enter the blind. Do not use the screws that come in your package, use the 2” green screws.  If your door doesn’t shut tight, sometimes when the treated wood dries it buckles, contact us and we will send you another door lock.  Take the old lock off and move it down approx one foot from the old latch.  Put the other latch down one foot from the top of the door.
  16. If you purchased a blind before 2020, the bottom vinyl window tracking may come loose.  You can pull it back in place and nail it down with small head nails, or we will send you a new aluminum track.
  17. The new aluminum tracking may make a slight noise. If dirt gets in the tracks, use a small paintbrush and brush out the dirt, or you can try lubrication. In the blinds I use, I never had any incidents where the deer paid any attention to the noise.
  18. If your windows have a slight rattle, you can purchase weather stripping and tape it onto the top of your window inside your upper window tracking.
  19. Blinds with trap doors – Turn your stand that the widest area of the floor is where you attach the top part of your stairs to the floor. This widest part of your floor will be the landing on top of your stairs.
  20. 2 in 1 blind windows-  Screw your angle to the one hole in your window.  Keep the highest part of your angle turned away from the edge of your window.  Then drill the other two holes in your glass and attach the other 2 screws.

 

 

Ground Blinds

Anytime you are installing a ground blind. the most important thing of the whole operation is to make sure your floor is level, this is very important. The first wall you want to set is your back wall. On every blind the back wall and your door wall are both the same size. These walls weigh about 25 lbs a piece.

Next, you set one of the side walls. You put 2 screws in the corners and 2 screws on the floor. This blind is 4 ’X 4 X 5’ 10” high. We also have 4’x 5’, 5’x5 ,6’x6’, and 7’x 7’ blinds to chose from. The heaviest section is the roof. The roof weighs approx. 50 lbs. this is a rubber roof. It is easier to set the back wall and the side wall and then put the roof on top of the walls temporarily. Then set the other (2) walls that weighs approx. 25 lbs. each. Put the roof in place and screw it down. Then you install corner shelves. If you purchase the shooting table, or the curtains or Venetian blinds, install them after you put in your windows. The shooting table is 12” and folds down out of your way when not in use. When you install the arm that holds up your table, hold the chrome button under your windowsill and then screw hinges fast. When it folds away your chrome button should be tight up under the windowsill. You can turn the button up higher to make your table level. What is nice about a shooting table is you can use sandbags for your gun or crossbow to shoot long distances.

Install your corner posts 6 screws in your posts is sufficient. The last thing to be installed are your windows. Your windows will come with a paper coating you have to remove. Then you install your pull buttons on the windows. The blinds come with 16” high windows, you can also order 12” or 24”high windows for an additional $50.00. Your windows are 48” wide and if you order a 6 ft. or a 7 ft blind, you can get the windows up to 60” wide.

If you have any questions please call 717-468-2840