The Heavy-Duty Winter Enclosure is created using the components that started life as our Overhead Protection System. It is simply a 3-piece system that was initially used to protect the workers from falling debris.
Our cold-weather customers use it as a skeleton to hold planks, plywood, and reinforced poly. It rides up and down with the work platform.
Installation instructions are farther on down this page.
Installation of Overhead Components
You start out by installing a Tall Guardrail Post. Make sure all of yours are the same length because we make some that are extra tall for our Hoist System.
The Tall Guardrail Post is the part in the worker’s left hand.
We make an End Guardrail Panel that clamps to two of the loops that hold your 2×4 guardrails.
Next install the part we simply call the “football goal” because that’s exactly what it looks like when you’re holding it in your hand.
It comes with an extra long roller shaft. It will replace the roller shaft on your carriage. Use your same roller.
Notice that the hole for the shaft is off-center so that the piece of square tubing can point straight up.
Loosen the keeper (red circle) on the Overhead Beam, It must be “open” to install the beam on the tower.
Next, install the Overhead Beam on the tower. One side of the Beam has an opening to allow the x-braces to pass through it. Be sure it is oriented on the tower correctly.
Be sure to lock the keeper in place to keep the Beam locked to the tower.
Attach the Overhead Beam to the Tall Guardrail Post with the bolt and wingnut.
There are two holes in the beam, one for current 5-board Non-Stop Heavy-Duty and one for the old 4-board.
Next you install the Pusher.
One end goes into the Football Goal. Secure it with a bolt and wingnut.
The other end of the Pusher supports the Overhead Beam.
The Pusher has a keeper to secure against uplift.
Secure the keeper with the bolt and wingnut.
The Masons’ End Guardrail is usually a Barricade Guardrail.
It clamps to the walk boards wherever you like.
There is a flat piece of steel welded to the end of the bolt that holds the Barricade Guardrail down in place. The flat steel is parallel to the roll pin in the top of the bolt so you’ll know how to turn it.