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HOW TO INSTALL VINYL STRAPS

Replacement straps must be heated in order to stretch them onto the furniture frame. We recommend that you wear gloves to protect your hands.

Step 1: Heat the VINYL Strap

Heat a large pot of water to just under the boiling point. Roll a strap and heat it in the pot for approximately two minutes. Remove the strap with a pair of tongs, and dry it with a towel.

Step 2A: Strapping - Single-wrap

Single-wrap method. Push a single-wrap pin thru each end of the vinyl strap. Position one end of the strap at a hole on the frame. Push the pin through the hole until it locks (Figure 1). Stretch the strap around the front to the corresponding hole on the right side
of the furniture (Figure 2); push the remaining pin through the hole on the backside of the frame, and lock it into place (Figure 3).

STEP 2B: STRAPPING - DOUBLE-WRAP

Double-wrap method. Push a double-wrap pin into each end of the strap. Position one end of the strap at a hole on the frame (Figure 1), and push the pin through the hole. Wrap the strap around the bar once (Figure 2), covering the double-wrap pin (Figure 3).


Stretch the strap around the front to the right side of the furniture below the corresponding hole (Figure 4), then wrap around the frame upward towards the hole (Figure 5). Push the pin into the hole (Figure 6). Adjust the strap (Figures 7 and 8).

Heat the VINYL Strap
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Strapping - Single-wrap
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STRAPPING - DOUBLE-WRAP
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HOW TO MEASURE SLINGS

Slings are available in assorted colors and patterns.

Please go to the Colors section for availability.

Step 1: Before measuring
Make sure all bolts are tight, and measure as closely to the bolts as possible. If the sling measures other than a quarter-inch, half-inch, three-quarter-inch, or inch, then round up to the next quarter-inch.

Step 2: Measure width
Measure the seat from the outside of the groove on the left sling rail (Figure 1) to the outside of the groove on the right sling rail (Figure 2); repeat on the chair back. These measurements are usually the same, but sometimes a chair’s seat is wider than its back.

Step 3: Measure length Measure from the top of chair’s rail to the bottom end of the rail, following the chair’s contour (Figure 3).

No-Measure Method

Your old sling can be used as a pattern; e-mail Patio Furniture Supplies for instructions on mailing the sling. Original slings are not returned. For instructions on how to remove slings, please go to the How-To section.

Brown Jordan

Patio Furniture Supplies has many Brown Jordan sling patterns. Click on the drop down menus to select your product line and desired fabric. If you are unsure of the Brown Jordan style, e-mail Patio Furniture Supplies a photo of all your furniture, and we will e-mail you the name of the product line. Or go to the description page under the sling category, and click on the link for Brown Jordan products.

 

Before measuring
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Measure width
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HOW TO MEASURE STRAPS

Vinyl strap is cut 10% shorter than the width of the chair and is stretched when installed. As the strap is stretched, its width shrinks about a quarter-inch. When ordering vinyl strap, select a measurement one-quarter inch wider than currently on the furniture. Vinyl strap is available in assorted colors and widths as well as 100- and 200-foot rolls and pre-cut/hole punched. Please go to the Colors section for availability.
Step 1: Measure width

Measure the width of the strap in the middle (Figure 1), not on the ends where it is attached to the frame. If it measures approximately 1 3/4", order 2" vinyl strap. If it measures approximately 1 1/4", order 1 1/2" vinyl strap.

Step 2A: Measure Length-Single Wrap

Single-wrap method. Place the tape measure at one hole and measure over the frame to the hole on the opposite bar following the placement of the strap. (Figure 2)

Step 2B: Measure Length-double Wrap

Double-wrap method. Place the tape measure at one hole and wrap the tape around the bar once (Figure 3). Let out the tape to the other side and wrap once around that bar following the placement of the strap.

Step 2C: Measure Length-Clip method

Metal clips. Place the tape measure where the strap attaches to the clip on one bar. Measure to the corresponding clip on the opposite bar.

Step 3: Calculate the Amount

Reduce the length of the strap measurement by 10%.
Examples:
23" length x .90 = 20.7" to order
29" length x .90 = 26.1" to order
Multiply the “to order” amount by the number of straps
for the total amount of vinyl strap to order.

Measure width
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Measure Length-Single Wrap
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Measure Length-double Wrap
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How To remove & install slings

Of the many brands and styles of patio furniture, installing slings is easier in some than in others. We strongly recommend you look at how your furniture is built before you begin. All “tight slings” are cut narrower than the frame and then tightened to the sling rails to achieve a tight sling.
Step 1: Remove sling rail caps

Remove the sling rail caps from the chair. A flat-head screwdriver and a hammer may be required.


 

 

Step 2: Remove Bolts from One Side

Remove the bolts holding one side of the sling rail to the chair frame. Most manufacturers use a 1/4" x 20 thread bolt; a 7/16" socket or a 3/16" hex head socket is usually effective. Use a ratchet to break the bolts loose, and remove them with a drill socket. (Figure 1)


 

 

Step 3: Remove support bars

The chair may have support bars. If they are straight, spread the sling rails apart by using a screw clamp that stretches instead of squeezes. If the support bars are curved, pull on the center while pushing on one end of the bar near the sling rail. (Figure 2)


 

 

Step 4: remove the old sling

To remove the old sling, pull it through the sling rail. Sometimes a pair of pliers makes this job easier. If the sling will not be used as a pattern, cut it down the middle and remove it. (Figure 3)


 

 

Step 5: install the new sling

Insert the sling spline through the sling pockets (one on each side). Starting at the top, insert the sling into the sling rail; slide the sling to the end of the rail. (Figure 4)


 


 

Step 6: replace the bolts

Lay the chair on its side and replace the bolts using the drill socket. If the bolt does not reach the chair frame, loosen the bolts on the opposite sling rail, then tighten all the bolts. (Figure 5)


 

 

Step 7: finish

Complete the Job Re-install the support bars (if any) and cut the excess sling spline (Figure 6). If the support bars are curved, it may be necessary to hit the curve dead center with a rubber mallet to tighten the support bar. (Figure 7) Replace the end caps.

Fixing Riv-nuts If the riv-nuts are popping out of the frame or are stripping, go to Riv-nut Repair in the How-To section.

Remove sling rail caps
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Remove Bolts from One Side
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Remove support bars
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remove the old sling
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replace the bolts
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finish
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