INSTALLATION MANUAL FOR YOUR DIAMOND BI-FOLD DOOR
When installing your door there are ten simple steps to follow to ensure that you get a quality installation, and years of trouble free operation. Be sure to read over the installation instruction manual before beginning so that you are familiar with the steps involved and have a general understanding of the installation procedures.
STEP 1 - Unloading the Door
The door is shipped already in a collapsed position, with it’s center hinge pointing upwards.
With the door fully collapsed, proceed to lay the bottom outside section of the door facing down, with the upper section still folded as if it were in the open position on the building.
Lift up the door on the base of the upper bridge so that the door is in the “closed” position (hanging vertically), ready to be placed onto the face of the building. Lift slowly, allowing the door to unfold as it is being raised.
STEP 3 - Prepare Door Installation
Place several spacers (2x4 wood etc.) along length of door opening to give the desired spacing for weather stripping.
With the door equally spaced and resting on blocks (placed under every vertical member), check that the door is pressed firmly against the building.
STEP 4 - Fasten Door to Building
With the closing latch system in the “locked or closed” position, mark the location the yellow catches will be placed on side posts of the building. Open the latch system to allow the swing arms to fold back. Then proceed to mount the catches with the screws provided.
Before proceeding ensure that the door is perfectly straight. This can be accomplished with a keen eye looking from one end to the other, a level, or using a snap line pulled tight and used as a reference. Check for sagging or heaving, especially in the center of the door. To achieve proper leveling, small spacers can be wedged between the ground and door at each vertical member.
After ensuring that the door is straight and level as shown above, drill and fasten the upper hinges to the building.
Note: If you are mounting onto a steel structure, welding can be substituted for bolts if desired.
STEP 5 - Fasten Track Angles to Building
With the door hanging, pull the bottom of the door off of the face of the building enough to insert the track angle between the door and the building. Insert the slotted hole at the top of the track angle onto the ½” threaded stud on the outermost upper hinge.
STEP 6 - Fasten Cables
Begin by fastening one cable to each tube on the bottom driveline. This can be done by feeding the cable through the tube, looping and clamping the cable. Feed any excess cable back through the pipe again.
STEP 7 - Corner Bracing (If Applicable)
Corner bracing is used to reduce stress on buildings with larger doors. If your door does not come equipped with corner bracing hardware continue on with Step 8.
Corner bracing cable is attached on a mounting hinge of the door and then anchored back to a rafter or side post further into the building. It is usually attached on the mounting hinge second from the outside on the door and then anchored back at approximately a 45 degree angle.
STEP 8 – Electrical (Control Wire and Power Supply)
It is recommended that a qualified electrician do the power supply hookup.
STEP 9 - Setting the Limit Switch
Before operating the door, set the limit switches inside the black control box.
STEP 10 - Fasten Weather Stripping
The standard bottom weather stripping is the black rubber material that slides into an aluminum track fastened to the bottom of the door. With the door in the partially open position, fasten the aluminum track to the bottom of the door with the crews provided and slide the black weather stripping into the grooves in the track.
The top weather stripping is the 12” wide white canvas type material. It is placed between the door and outer sheeting using the same screws that hold the sheeting in place.