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Installation

Learn how to set up your house net step by step

Step 1 – Prerequisites

Before installing or stretching their custom-made catamaran net, our customers have previously installed surrounding frame which will be the supporting structure for the hammock floor net.

Create a supporting frame to accommodate and support the future loft net

  • The FRAME design, dimensioning and installation is not done by komorebi-nets.com
  • For more information, check out our paragraph on how to dimensions your Frame structure or ask a professional worker.
  • Is your frame ready and solid? Here are the steps for stretching a net on a catamaran to better understand how installation goes.

CHECK THE CONTENTS OF YOUR ORDER

  • Check the contents of your order and that the products have no apparent defects.
  • When you receive your custom-made net, it may seem small before it is properly stretched and installed. You may also think the shape it not the correct one when layed out without stretch on a floor. This is perfectly normal, not to worry! Stretching the net is done in several stages, gradually stretching it evenly on all sides, before achieving the finished result.
  • During installation, there is a risk of falling, so be sure to secure the area being worked on and measure the risk of falling from your support frame.
  • If possible, install your net from underneath and secure the worker to prevent falling hazards.
  • There are no norms or regulations known for installing a catamaran net at home. This implies that, as with the use of a hammock at home, the user/installer is responsible for its use and maintenance. Should you wish to proove the resistance of your installation and supporting frame, you can have your installation checked and validated by an inspection organism or a building professional for the use of our catamaran nets for housing.

BE CAREFUL NOT TO GO ON OR FALL ON THE NET BEFORE ITS FINAL INSTALLATION AND VALIDATION OF STEP 6 – CONTROL OF THE LOFT NET.

Step 2 – Fastening and Anchoring the Fixtures

Anchoring or installing fixtures every 15 cm on the inside perimeter of your support frame, and in the corners, as on a catamaran.

  1. For our Eye screws 80 mm / 8 mm A4 stainless steel, pre-drill Ø7 mm holes in your frame every 15 cm starting at 6 cm from the corner sides.
  2. Your holes should be as high as possible on the frame to be close to the surface level of your floor while leaving enough thickness of wood for a good anchorage (3 to 5 cm minimum starting from the top of the frame).
  3. The aim is to be able to anchor a fixture evenly with a maximum spacing of 15 cm between two anchor points for a good installation and a well stretched result of your custom home net.
  4. Then bolt your eye screws all the way in until the eye is in complete contact with the wood.
  5. Generally the heads of the eye screws are placed horizontally for more comfort if one were to walk on them.
  6. Each eye screw or fixture must be able to withstand 200 kg of pull-out force for a maximum recommended load of 500 kg spread over the net.

Step 3 – Pre-positioning the net

Stretch the net through the corners and middles of your supporting frame in a centred manner.

  1. Identify the top side of the net (the most flat and comfortable).
  2. Attach/stretch the corners of the net to the corner fixtures of your frame with thin rope and a knot.
  3. Attach/stretch the middles of the net edges to the fixtures closest to your frame with thin rope and a knot.

Step 4 – Stretching with the first lacing

Stretch the net by a first peripheral lacing in Zig-Zag all around the net by skipping every other fixture (1 out of 2 all around the frame).

(ROPE 1 in single lacing)

  1. Make a starting knot on a fixture (bowline knot)
  2. Lace the first rope back and forth between fixtures and net edge meshes, “skipping” every other fixture.
  3. At the end of the round, pass over the starting knot to overlap the initial fixture and tie a stopper knot on a fixture or mesh of the net.
  4. To stretch the hammock floor net further, start from the beginning knot without undooing it and begin to stretch your net by pulling the lacing stronger between all zig zag, all around the net, until you reach the stopper knot.
  5. Untie and retie your stopper knot on arrival, maintaining the tension of the recovered rope by re-stretching.
  6. Repeat this process until your net is well stretched.

Step 5 – Stretching with the second lacing

Stretch the net by a second perimeter Zig-Zag lacing all around the net from the remaining fixtures.

(ROPE 2 – Double lacing)

  1. Tie a starting knot on a free fixture.
  2. Lace the second rope like the first through the fixtures left free in Step 4.
  3. At the end of the round, pass the starting knot and tie a stopper knot on a fixture or mesh of the net.
  4. Start from the beginning and stretch your net by taking up your second lacing all around the net.
  5. Untie and retie your stopper knot on arrival, maintaining the tension of the recovered rope by re-stretching.
  6. Repeat this process until your net is well stretched.

Step 6 – Checking the loft net

Checking that the installation is correct for your loft net.

  1. Check that your knots are well tied and fixed and the general condition of the net. The net should not show defects or have any broken meshes or signs of weakness. The lacing ropes should be clean and undamaged.
  2. Braided knotless netting always has some elasticity, even when it is of high quality and low stretch material. They may, therefore, stretch a little after the first few uses which is normal.
  3. Put a load on your net to soften it, this will allow you to take up some tension afterwards if you wish!
  4. Test the strength of your net, support frame and installation by putting a maximum load of 500 kg securely before going on it.
  5. Check after stretching that the gap between the edge of the net and the frame is less than or equal to 10 cm. Adjust if necessary to reach this value.

THE NET IS WELL STRETCHED AND THE KNOTS ARE TIGHTLY FASTENED? NOW YOU HAVE YOUR HAMMOCK FLOOR NET INSTALLED JUST LIKE ON A CATAMARAN!

Step 7 – Use and Maintenance

Enjoy your net safely and take up the tension if you want a tighter net.

The maintenance and use of a catamaran net is described in the sections of our Guides pages.

If you have any questions, our advisors are at your disposal on our contact page.

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