Mecho /5An Installation ptionalOptionalMechoSystemsCorporate Headquarters42-03 35th StreetLong Island City, NY 11101T: 1 (718) 729-2020F: 1 (718) 729-2941E: [email protected]: mechosystems.comCopyright 2011 MechoShade Systems, Inc. Allrights reserved. All trademarks herein are owned byMechoShade Systems, Inc. No part of this documentmay be reproduced or otherwise used without theexpress written consent of MechoShade Systems, Inc.
Page 2Mecho /5 Sun ScreensOverrunning clutch operated system, requires no adjustment, utilizing rustresistant components in conjunction with Delrin Sprocket and Housing.Operated via a 90 lb. test stainless steel chain.The Roller Tube consists of extruded aluminum tube with SnapLoc Splinemounting system, to facilitate ease of ShadeCloth removal and reinstallation.1021) MechoShade Band with SnapLoc Spline 2) Inte rchangeable Jamb or Ceiling-Mounted Drive11and Idle-End Brackets plus optional Wall Brackets933) 1-1/4”; 1-1/2”; 1-7/8”; 2-1/8” SnapLoc Tubes44) Stainless Steel Chain with Bead Stop5) Standard Chain Retainer826) Spring-Tensioned Chain Retainer* (Optional)7) Heavy-Duty Shock Absorber (Optional)8) Idle End Plugs with Shaft Pins9) Regular Roll SnapLoc Fascia (Optional)1210) Reverse Roll SnapLoc Fascia (Optional) 911) Wall Brackets (Optional)7112) End Caps (Optional)5 Standard Optional*Recommended for Public use and Shades weighing over 10 lbs.Installation of BracketsMechoShade Brackets are universal for ceiling or jamb mounting**. Wall brackets(as shown) are required for Wall Mounting. They are optional and must be ordered.Brackets must be securely installed for hand-chain operation with an estimatedpull-force of not less than 30 lbs. with a 2X Safety Factor.Fascia OptionsRegular FasciaCeiling Mounted6Wall MountedLamb MountedInstall Drive-End bracket on the appropriate side for either right or left hand operation.Insure that chain splice is positioned properly (next to the stop bead): Regular RollShades, fabric is toward the window, or for Reverse Roll Shades, fabric is towardthe room.Ceiling mounted shades. Place brackets on the ceiling so that they are squareto the window and properly aligned and level to each other.Reverse Roll FasciaWall mounted shades. For wall mount conditions, optional wall-mount angles arerequired. These angles are attached to the top flange of the Mecho/5 brackets. Securethe Mecho Brackets to the wall brackets via the threaded holes in the wall bracket atthe top bracket,screws provided. Brackets must be level. Locate the brackets at theappropriate site on the wall. Mount both brackets to the wall, level and aligned.Jamb mounted shades. Screw directly through the bracket into the jamb via theholes provided. Check to see that the bracket is square to the window and properlyaligned and level to each other.**Remove (drill) two rivets from the bracket to facilitate round-head counter-sunk mounting screws.Extended Fascia
Page 31. Install the Drive-End Bracket on appropriate side for right or left hand operationand for the type of mounting desired as shown on the illustration #1 on the right; i.e.Regular roll (fig. A) or Reverse roll (fig. B). It is required that you attach the bracket to asecure mounting surface using the appropriate type of fastener for that surface takinginto consideration the size and weight of the shade you are mounting.2. M easure the ordered shade opening size (back of bracket to back of bracket)to determine the position of the Idle-End Bracket (fig. 2).3. Mount the Idle-End Bracket for the type of mounting desired (fig. 3).1. Mount Drive-End Bracket.2. Measure ordered shade opening(Back-of-bracket to back-of-bracket.)4. I nstallation of the Shade & Tube. Make sure the shadecloth (fabric) is tightly woundup around the tube and that the shadecloth is wound in the proper direction aroundthe tube: Regular Roll shades, unroll towards the window (fig. A), Reverse Rollshades unroll towards the room, away from the window (fig. B).To install the tube:Slide OPEN END of the shade tube over the shaft on the Drive-End Bracket. Holdtube flush to the face of the bracket. Swing the Idle-End of the shade tube underthe Idle-End bracket. Lift the shade tube up, and pull forward so that you can slidethe end plug pin into the vertical slot in the Idle-End bracket bearing block.A3. Mount the Idle-End Bracket.B4. M ount the Shade Tube into theDrive-End Bracket and then ontothe Idle-End Bracket.Regular RollReverse Roll (No Fascia)Leveling ShadesShimming the Tube & Fabric for Minor AdjustmentsIf the shade does not track straight, it may be necessary to shim the shade tube. Unrollthe shade fully and affix a small piece of duct tape to the shade tube to build up thediameter. Always place the shim on the side opposite to the shade fabric’s telescopingdirection. If the shade can not be shimmed with duct tape, it will be necessary to usethe plastic shims. Note: Shims can not be used if the brackets are jamb mounted. If notlevel, one of the brackets must be repositioned. One or more shim should be insertedbetween the bracket and the ceiling or wall mount angle to level the shade tube. Afterusing the plastic shims, it may be necessary to perform minor shimming using ducttape. Shim the tube at the end opposite the direction that the shade is tracking,telescoping towards.Shim on TubeSetting the Limit BeadsUpper Stop PositionTo set the upper stop position, first put the shade in the desired“open/full up” position. Then place a stop bead over the beadof the chain directly below the bracket. For Regular Roll, thiswould be the chain on the window side, and for Reverse Roll,this would be the chain on the room side. Squeeze stop beadclosed with pliers. Make sure that the chain splice is locatedon the window side chain when the shade is in the open/full up position.UpperLimitBeadStopPositionTop Limit Bead Position for Regular and ReverseRoll Shades.UpperLimitBeadStopPosition
Page 4Lower Stop PositionTo set the lower stop position, first put the shade in the desired “closed/full down” position.Then place a Stop Bead over the bead directly below the bracket. For Regular Roll, thiswould be with the chain on the room side, and for Reverse Roll, this would be with thechain on the window side. Then squeeze the Stop Bead closed with pliers.Intermediate StopsIntermediate stop beads are required when you want the shades to align at specificpre-determined intermediate positions. First fasten the plastic bead keeper into the wallor jamb in an accessible position. Then crimp additional stop beads onto the chainwherever the predetermined stops are opPositionLower Limit Bead Position forRegular and Reverse Roll Shades.Installing the Chain Retainer (Required)The Chain Retainer must be installed on all manual shades to prevent possible childstrangulation. You can either screw it directly to the jamb or screw it to the wall or sillusing the base. Attach safety labeling as required by your locality.Installing the Chain Retainer—wall mount.MaintenanceShadeCloth MaintenanceThe ShadeCloth is washable and it is recommended that it be cleaned annually. To maintain theshadecloth properly, use a static-eliminating chemical on a dry mop to occasionally wipe downthe fabric and free it of dust. If for any reason the shadecloth should become spotted, such asgrease, etc., simply use a mild soap and water solution to “spot” the stained area.Changing the ShadeCloth on Mecho/5Remove the top Stop Bead and lower the shade so that the SnapLoc Spline is visible. The spline,which is welded to the ShadeCloth, is removed from the tube by lifting the top of the spline awayfrom the tube and then lifting the shade out and away from the spline slot. A new shade bandattaches by inserting the bottom of the SnapLoc Spline into the bottom of the channel on the tubeand pressing the spline into the slot on the tube. Adjust the shade height and reset the top Stop Bead.Mecho Brackets and Chain MaintenanceSnapLoc Splineand ShadeClothShade brackets require no maintenance other than the rare repair of a broken chain. If the chain breaks it can be repaired by splicingwith a chain connector or invisibly spliced by utilizing a pair of bead-chain splice pliers. If a new chain is required, the length requiredis twice the height of the shade unit minus 2 inches. The chain is inserted into the bottom channel of the drive-end bracket and ledaround the sprocket. To guide the chain into the offset position slot, insert a thin plug into the chain slot to be bypassed. Use thechain clasp supplied by MechoShade to attach one end of the chain to the other. Bead Stops that were attached to the old chainshould be positioned in the same places on the new chain or use new bead stops.MechoSystemsCorporate Headquarters42-03 35th StreetLong Island City, NY 11101T: 1 (718) 729-2020F: 1 (718) 729-2941E: [email protected]: mechosystems.comCopyright 2012 MechoShade Systems, Inc. Allrights reserved. All trademarks herein are owned byMechoShade Systems, Inc. No part of this documentmay be reproduced or otherwise used without theexpress written consent of MechoShade Systems, Inc.This literature was printed on post-consumer paper.L10012.1112
SnapLoc Top-Hook Fascia InstallationInstalling the SnapLoc fasciaStandard Round1. Insert the top hook of thefascia into the space betweenthe ceiling and the bracket asshown. (See Figures 1a, 2a,3a, and 4a.)Mecho /5Electro /32.00 in.(51mm)0.06 in.(1.5mm) (5.8mm)0.23 in.Engage the top hook onto thebracket lip.2. Push the lower part of thefascia forward until the bottomhook snaps into the bracket.This must be performed at bothends of the fascia. (See Figures1b, 2b, 3b, and 4b.)Figure 1aStandard SquareFigure 1b1.75 in.(44.5mm)Mecho /5Electro /30.06 in.(1.5mm) NoteIf there is a center supportbracket, the fascia must besecured there as well, usingthe same method.Figure 2aFigure 2b2.00 in.(51mm)0.19 in.(4.8mm)Mecho /5 ExtendedElectro /3 ExtendedElectro /2Figure 3aFigure 3b4.25 in.(108mm)0.16 in.(4mm)Mecho /5 DoubleElectro /3 DoubleElectro /2 DoubleElectro /2 ExtendedElectro /2 Extended Plus Figure 4aFigure 4bOverMechoSystemsCorporate Headquarters42-03 35th StreetLong Island City, NY 11101T: 1 (718) 729-2020F: 1 (718) 729-2941E: [email protected]: mechosystems.com 2012 MechoShade Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks herein are owned by MechoShade Systems, Inc. No part of this documentmay be reproduced or otherwise used without the express written consent of MechoShade Systems, Inc.page 1 of 2L10076.0512MSS P/N: SM089
Fascia Fit Adjustment InstructionsTo tighten theSnapLoc fascia(Regular-roll shades only)A snapping sound indicates thefascia is securely fitted onto thebracket. A secure fit preventslateral movement of the fasciaduring normal operation.NoteThe fascia must conform toFigure 5a to ensure a properfit. If the fit of the fascia to thebrackets is too loose, the fasciashould be adjusted according toFigure 5b.87º–89ºFigure 5aFigure 5bStandard factoryset 87º–89º angleIf fascia is too looseThe snap should secure thefascia to the bracket so thereis no lateral movement.Apply force in the direction of thearrow to reduce angle A and totighten the bracket fit.Fascia removal procedure1. Pull the bottom hook of thefascia down with both hands,pulling it out of the bracket. Thismust be done near the bracketat both ends and near the centersupport, if present.Pull down/lift up2. Rotate the bottom of the fasciaupward and lift the top hook sothat it clears the bracket groove.3. Pull the fascia out.MechoSystemsCorporate Headquarters42-03 35th StreetLong Island City, NY 11101T: 1 (718) 729-2020F: 1 (718) 729-2941E: [email protected]: mechosystems.com 2012 MechoShade Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. All trademarks herein are owned by MechoShade Systems, Inc. No part of this documentmay be reproduced or otherwise used without the express written consent of MechoShade Systems, Inc.page 2 of 2L10076.0512MSS P/N: SM089