EcoBrace Installation Guide

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Step 1

Place the EcoBrace brackets with the washer plates and M16 anchors at the design location.
Apply adequate torque to tighten the concrete anchor following the supplier’s instructions.

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Step 2

Place the spacers on top of the washer plates provided with the kit.

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Step 3

Assemble the LVL column according to the designed height to support the LVL Beam. Pre-drill* screw locations and install** screws at 600mm centre, staggering them to laminate the LVL column members together.

Pre-drill*: Pre-drill screw location with a 5mm diameter drill bit. Pre-drill hole depth shall be similar to but no deeper than the penetration depth of the screws.

Install**: The recommended torque setting is to be no more than 10 N.m.

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Step 4

Insert the assembled LVL column into the EcoBrace brackets that are fixed to concrete. Pre-drill* screw locations and install** screws in all holes of the brackets to securely fix the column to the brackets. Temporarily prop the column if needed.

Pre-drill*: Pre-drill screw location with a 5mm diameter drill bit. Pre-drill hole depth shall be similar to but no deeper than the penetration depth of the screws.

Install**: The recommended torque setting is to be no more than 10 N.m.

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Step 5

Repeat steps 1 to 4 to install the second column. Alternatively, steps 1 to 4 can be applied simultaneously to install both columns.

EcoBrace - Install Guide - Step 6

Step 6

Assemble the LVL beam according to the design length to be supported by the LVL Column. Pre-drill* screw locations and install** screws at 600mm centre, staggering them to laminate the LVL beam together. Support the LVL beam onto the columns and prop the beam temporarily in place.

Pre-drill*: Pre-drill screw location with a 5mm diameter drill bit. Pre-drill hole depth shall be similar to but no deeper than the penetration depth of the screws.

Install**: The recommended torque setting is to be no more than 10 N.m.

EcoBrace - Install Guide - Step 7

Step 7

Place the Screw location template* at the knee Joint. Mark the location of the screws on both knee joints and remove the template once the locations are marked accurately.

Template*: Choose the template specific to the size of the LVL selected for the Ecobrace Portal System

EcoBrace - Install Guide - Step 8

Step 8

Pre-drill* screw locations and install** screws at both knee joints to securely fix the beam to the column.

Pre-drill*: Pre-drill screw location with a 5mm diameter drill bit. Pre-drill hole depth shall be similar to but no deeper than the penetration depth of the screws.

Install**: The recommended torque setting is to be no more than 10 N.m.

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Step 9

Pre-drill and fix the screws to join the column and beam.

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Step 10

Job done!

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