The service tools needed for spring installation are the Servicing barrel, the sleeve hammer, and the leveling jack. It is recommended that you have a 3/8″ drive socket wrench with a half-inch 8-point socket to tighten the half-inch square head set screws that the dock is primarily assembled with. For those who have a boathouse, a 5/16″ eight-point socket is required to tighten the steel slats to the canopy bows.
It is vital that you do not misconstrue that either a 12-point or a 6-point socket can be used instead of an 8-point socket; this is not possible. We have a detailed 40-minute service video that exemplifies all of it’s products, and how to install and remove all of it’s various dock products. If you are not familiar with the servicing principals of how to install our dock, we recommend that you contact us to purchase a copy of the service video.
The service tools needed for fall removal are the 55-gallon service barrel and a removal jack. It is recommended that you have an adjustable pipe wrench, preferably 18″ long for adequate leverage, so that the vertical pipes can be twister before the pipe removal jack is used. A 3/8″ drive socket wrench square head set screws that the dock is primarily assembled with. For those who have a boathouse, a 5/16″ eight-point socket is required to tighten the steel slats to the canopy bows.
It is vital that you do not misconstrue that either a 12-point or a 6-point socket can be used instead of the 8-point. It is not possible. There is a detailed, 40-minute service video that shows examples of all our products and how to install and remove them. If you are not familiar with the servicing principals of how to install our dock, we recommend that you contact us to purchase a copy of the service video.
This flotation device, compromised of a 55-gallon steel barrel, supports the dock during installation or removal. It offers steel supporting pins added to both ends so our dock sections of various widths can be locked on to the barrel during use. The device can be easily removed after completion of a section.
The barrel provides 490lbs of flotation, which is more that adequate to support any dock section, plus the weight of tools and the service crew. We recommend that you only install or remove our products during conditions of little to no wind. The barrel weighs 23lbs.
|A sleeve hammer is an installation tool used to drive the vertical dock pipe into the ground. It weighs 14lbs and consists of a 26-inch oversized pipe sleeve, which is welded to a solid weighted shaft 3″ in diameter. This tool provide a relatively easy and safe way to install the pipe with minimal effort.|
|A leveling jack is a tool designed to raise the dock to a desired height by locking it to the vertical pipe for support. One end is compromised of a hook used to grab the underside of the dock’s steel framework, while the other side consists of a piece of pipe. To use the leveling jack, you place the hook portion so that it is locked against the underside section of the dock. Then, removing some of your weight from the dock, you must press down onto the pipe end of the jack. This will place vertical force on the hook, causing the dock to rise.|
A pipe removal jack is used to remove the vertical pipe. It consists of a jaw designed to lock against the vertical pipe when upward force is applied to the jack handle. A 3″ vertical jack support stand rests on the deck surface for support while the jack is in use. The optional 7′ jack support stand can be used to remove pipes that have been driven into the clay bed.
To use this stand, you must apply downward force to the ground. The removal jack arm has an adjustable sleeve that can be locked to the desired height on the jack stand. One end of the jack arm is comprised of a bracket for jaw attachment, while the other consists of a pipe handle to which force is applied.
When you remove a portion of your weight off the deck surface and apply it to the jaw, the vertical dock pipe will be released from the tough bottom.