This set is very heavy duty. Each bay is designed for two children up to 12 years old, per ASTM and CPSC guidelines. If installed according to installation instructions, our sets will more than meet these requirements.
Actual weight limits depend upon how the set is installed, the amount of concrete, the type of dirt in which the set is installed, how much use, etc. Therefore, we do not state weight limits for our swing sets.
This frame is for an above ground 6’ high set with a ADA Swing. This set comes with feet that have rubber bottoms that can be used on wooden floors or tile. You will need to specify colors for the End Frame Fittings and the Jennswing. This product should last 2 years in harsh conditions and up to 5 years in optimal conditions. Some conditions may require replacement sooner.
TOOLS AND PARTS NEEDED:
Ladder, ¾” wrench, ratchet socket wrench, tape measure, 3/8” smooth plastic nut caps for feet (2), A5750 supplied Allen wrench for shackles, and 6mm Allen wrench for set screws. Warning signs. Protective surfacing according to ASTM F1292 for a fall height of 6’.
PARTS INCLUDED ARE:
A2925 – 2 blue or green A1200 – 1 black, blue, green, red or yellow
A2014 – 2 A7500 – 2 – 6’ / 2 – .5’
A5700 – 2 FEET – 1 set of 4
A5730 – 2 Pipe Legs A – B – 6.5’ – 4
A5750 – 1 Top Rail – 6’ – 1
MEASUREMENTS FOR SWING FRAME: The legs are 133” apart lengthwise at ground level. The legs are 69” wide at ground level. Height is 6’
**INSTALLATION, SAFE USE & MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS**
IMPORTANT: To keep children safe from harm, follow these precautions and instructions when installing, using, or maintaining this playground equipment. You can also call us at 1-800-227-7529 for more information or see http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/324.pdf.
Installation: Read all instructions before attempting assembly. To determine proper use zones needed for swing set consult Figure 23, Table 7 for commercial swing sets if upgrading to a commercial swing. For residential sets see spacing dimensions on Page 4 of the Outdoor Home Playground Safety Handbook. Install swing set where a child can easily be supervised. Do not install playground equipment over concrete, asphalt, or any other hard surface. A fall onto a hard surface can result in serious injury to the equipment user. Grass and dirt are not considered protective surfacing because wear and environmental factors can reduce their shock absorbing effectiveness. Carpeting and thin mats are generally not adequate protective surfacing. Install your play equipment on level ground with adequate surfacing and anchoring. Use proper hardware, and tighten all connections.
Lay out all the pipes and end frame fittings on the ground. Slide the two end frame fittings on each end of the top pole with the two legs of the end frame fittings, pointing down. You may have to force pipe into leg openings. Tighten the two included set screws on the top of each of the end frame fitting, using the 6mm Allen wrench. Attach swing hangers. The hangers should be spaced 2 ft from the end of the set and 2 ft apart. Place the two halves of the hanger around the top rail of the swing set. The swinging shackle pendulum will be facing downwards. The side bolts are placed with the heads on the top of the hanger and the threads facing downwards with the nuts on the bottom. Using a ratchet socket wrench and with no more than 50 lbs. of torque, tighten the side bolts. After tightening, the threads should not be showing more than two threads past the nut, and the hanger should fit snuggly on the pipe. Grease or oil bushings if squeaking noises are heard. Use the A5750 to open shackle bolt on the bottom of the shackle pendulum. Slide the end link of chain on the bolt and then tighten in the hanger until snug. Close according to Figure A1.19 for Fastening Devices. If you wish to adjust the angle of the swing for the child’s needs, it can easily be done by undoing the h shackle that connects the v- shaped chain and moving the h shackle either higher or lower on the v of the chain. This will allow the swing to either be more upright or more horizontal, depending upon where the second piece of chain is attached to the v-shaped chain. Re-attach the h shackle with the enclosed wrench to both chains. There are multiple buckles to adjust the harness. If the crotch strap on the harness is too big, take a soldering iron, so harness doesn’t fray, and burn a hole where the adjustment hole is needed.
After attaching swing to the chain, slide the frame leg poles into each leg of the end frame fitting and tighten the included set screws for each leg. The set screws use a 6 millimeter Allen wrench. Make sure set screws are tight. Make sure that pipes are all far enough in frame fittings holes to stabilize frame.
Finally, to install feet, thread each base piece to each pipe and plug. Insert each assembled feet into each frame leg. The fit should be snug and you may need to use a rubber mallet to insert the foot completely. Line up the holes in each pipe. Insert the 3/8” bolts with washers on each side through both the pipe and the rubber plug. Tighten with nut to hold in place. Bolt should not protrude past nut more than two threads. Put plastic cap over nut to prevent injury. After frame is all assembled, have multiple people lift structure and rotate structure, so that it is upright. Try swinging seat without child in it first to make sure everything is working correctly before placing child in seat.
Before allowing children to use set, install adequate surfacing under swing sets to prevent injury from falls. Protective surfacing that meets ASTM F1292 must be installed under swing set and extends at least six feet from the sides of the set and twice the height of the top bar in the front and back of swing set. Protective surfacing is one of the most important things that you can do to reduce the likelihood of serious injuries.
The new CPSC standard states the owner/operator of the swing set needs to post warning signs outside the use zone that are readily visible to the intended viewer and alert them to the potential hazard in time to take appropriate action. This message may be on either a sign or label outside the use zone. . Signs should be posted that state the appropriate age group for the swing set. Not for Adults. Adults should supervise children at all times. Do not allow children to stand on or use unsafely. Do not allow set to be used if damaged. Remove helmets, drawstrings or accessories around the neck which are all known to create head entrapment or entanglement hazards. Where applicable, hot play surfaces are known to reach temperatures high enough to cause serious burns to children generally less than 4 years of age.
Specifications for all warning signs or labels should conform to ANSI Z535.1 and ANSI Z535.1 or ANSI Z535.1 in the following areas: legibility, type of lettering, clarity of message and symbol, color specifications and work message and visibility. The labels or signs should be durable and conform to UL 969. It has been and continues to be the responsibility of the owner/operator to replace signs or labels or both should they become illegible, destroyed or removed. Signs can be purchased at http://www.mindspring.com/~safetyplay/
Safe Use: Any set that is placed above ground is not meant to be used with a normal swing only with a Jennswing or an infant seat. Our above ground swing frames are not designed for vigorous swinging. They are designed for swinging within the “A” of the frames.
This seat is for children up to 125 lbs. only. Not for Adults. Check with medical advice to see if it is safe for child to use this swing. Adults should help children in and out of seat when it is stopped completely. Adults should supervise children at all times. Tell children to hold chains tightly in each hand while swinging. Do not allow children to stand on seat or use unsafely. Do not use if wet. Do not allow swing to be used if damaged. Remove harness when not in use, as the harness may pose a strangulation danger if attached to the swing and not being used.
Maintenance: At beginning and end of each play season and once a month during play season, check for sharp edges on hardware and/or cracks in elastomer swing seat. Check that set screws are tight on end frame fittings. Check for rusty or worn chain. Check to make sure shackles are closed properly. Check to see if oil lite bearing in swing hanger pendulum is worn or cracking. When worn or cracked, replace pendulum. Check to make sure all lock nuts are tight. Make sure feet have a tight fit in pipe. Check that screws are secure. Check for sharp edges and or cracked plastic in feet. Check that feet nut cap is still in place and not loose. Check for rust. Take a wire brush or piece of steel wool and scrub rust from metal surfaces. Please, check for vandalism. Replace parts if necessary. Check resilient surfacing for appropriate depth and cleanliness. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records for public-use playground equipment.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.