Tomcat & Fatcat Install

Units come complete with an installation pack that contains the following:

3 Adjustable Feet
3 Foam Pads (plus spare)
1 Ceiling Connector
1 Ceiling Connector Cap (plus spare)
1 Drill Bit
1 Hex Key

You’ll need an extra pair of hands to install your Hicat® plus a step ladder, pencil & a drill that can hold a 10mm bit - if you have a small mirror this will also be useful.

 

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1  Install the ceiling connector into the middle insert on top of the Hicat® & the feet in to the three outer inserts on the base - if you are installing the unit on a smooth hard floor stick the foam pads to the feet

 

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2  Drill a hole in the ceiling at the centre of the proposed Hicat® position using the drill bit - the hole depth needs to be at least 20mm deep & we recommend drilling into a ceiling joist or stud where possible

 

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3  Remove cat

 

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4  With the Access Holes facing you & using them to hold the Hicat® lift the unit so that it’s almost upright & angled away from you - have someone behind the Hicat® to help support it while you’re doing this

 

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5  Remove cat

 

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6  Offer up the Hicat® to the ceiling hole - it's best to have someone on a step ladder at the top to guide the Hicat® into position while you carefully slide & manoeuvre the Hicat® using the Access Holes to grip

 

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7  Remove cat

 

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8  When the connector is located in the ceiling hole push the bottom of the Hicat® into an upright position - manoeuvring the Hicat® into position can be tricky so a good tip is to use a small mirror to help guide the connector into the ceiling hole

 

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9  After the Hicat® is installed the connector should extend into the ceiling hole by at least 10mm - as a visual check the gap between the top of the Hicat® & ceiling should be 20mm or less after installation

 

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10  If the gap between the ceiling & Hicat® is more than 20mm raise the unit - use the hex key to raise the Hicat® by slowly adjusting each foot clockwise from the inside the unit a bit at a time so as to spread weight evenly across the three feet as it lifts

 

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11  Remove cat

 

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12  When the Hicat® is set at the correct height rotate it so the access holes are facing in the desired direction - when you’re happy with the rotation you then need to make sure the Hicat® is plumb

 

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13  Remove cat

 

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14  Finally, with the Hicat® at the correct height & rotation level the unit - check that all three feet are all in contact with the floor so the weight is evenly spread between the feet

 

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15  Give your Hicat® a good vacuum inside & out to remove any loose fibres & always give the unit a quick check over from time-to-time to make sure that the ceiling connector is correctly engaged, the feet are level & the unit is stable

 

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16  Playtime