How to Install the HELIOS
Important Safety Instructions
- 2 people are required to install the HELIOS multigym.
- Each person must wear steel toed and steel shank foot wear.
- The person using the hammer drill must wear safety glasses.
If you have any questions prior to the installation after reading these instructions please call 1-877-760-6337.
- Hammer Drill
- Four 6 ¼” long x ¾” diameter zinc plated wedge anchors or threaded rod & epoxy
- Ratcheting socket wrench set, loctite & level
Concrete Base Requirements
Maximizing space with a small footprint
Built to maximize outdoor fitness opportunities in a small area, our multigyms have an incredibly small footprint, so you can find an endless variety of locations for installation without being obstructive.
Existing Concrete Base
The easiest installation for the Helios is in an area where there is an existing level 6” thick concrete slab that is structurally sound and level and measures 12’ x 12’. If this exists and the operational un-obstructed area around the unit measures 14’ x 14’ then you have the ideal location for the Helios.
If this existing concrete area isn’t available then a 12’ x 12’ concrete pad should be constructed. The operational un-obstructed area around the unit should still measure 14’ x 14’. This allows each station to be fully operational with a safety zone around the multigym.
New Concrete Base
If the existing concrete area isn’t available then a 12’ x 12’ concrete pad should be constructed.
Please consult with a concrete expert and landscape expert to verify that these concrete options work for your site.
Installing the HELIOS on a Concrete Base
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The center column comes pre-assembled with both halves bolted together. This center column is to be positioned on the concrete pad in a manner consistent with the footprint drawing. It’s important that the center column be placed properly so that the peripheral stations align in the recommended direction.
Use the center column hole template to position the Helios where you want it. It’s important to drill the holes carefully so that the finished holes are 9.5” on center. There are two ways that the center column can be anchored to the concrete.
- The center column is anchored to the concrete with four 6 ¼” long x ¾” diameter zinc plated wedge anchors placed to a depth of 4 ½”.
- The center column is anchored to the concrete with four 6 ¼” long x ¾” diameter zinc plated threaded rods placed to a depth of 4 ½” and epoxied in place.
Once the anchors are firmly in place, carefully place the center column on the threaded anchors with the center column in the recommended direction so that the exercise stations match up to the footprint drawing. Shim underneath the baseplate of the center column if necessary to ensure that the center column is perfectly vertical and level. Place Loctite on the threads of the anchors and then place the washer and nut on the threaded anchor. Make sure the nuts are torqued down tightly on the threaded anchors.
Install the peripheral bodyweight stations and bolt them on solidly; then apply the included wicking Loctite to the bolts. (Do not put Loctite on the bolts that hold the lever arm assembly on to the center column). The placement of these bodyweight stations is easily determined by matching up the bolt holes of each bodyweight station with the holes in the center column.
Be very careful when installing the 125 pound counterweight for the chin/dip assist station. Temporarily remove the counterweight retaining ring. Use two people to lift and place the counterweight onto the rubber bumper in the center column base. Re-install the counterweight retaining ring but do not fully tighten it. Bolt the lever arm assembly on to the center column. Before connecting the cable to the top of the counterweight be sure that the assist lever arm is in as far as it will go. Remove the cable block and feed the cable through the top bracket of the counterweight and re-install the cable block locking mechanism. Pull the cable tight so that the lever arm leading age is pulled up as far as it will go. Push down on the lever arm a few times so that the counterweight finds its ideal vertical position. Tighten the retaining ring so that the counterweight goes up and down with minimal contact with the retaining ring.
Place the access hatch in its slot and lock down the unit with the padlock supplied. Test each station to ensure that everything is solidly put together and working properly.
Once this is done the installation is complete. Leave the padlock keys with the owner.