Recommended Material: (applies to the concrete and ground spike foundation plates)

  1. Strap Wrench (supplied)
  2. Red Permanent Thread Locker (supplied)
  3. Tamperproof hardware (supplied)
  4. ¾ inch wrench or socket (adjustable wrench will do)
  5. Level

Concrete Foundation Plate

  1. Choose your location
  2. Ensure there are no underground utilities
  3. Prepare a 6 inch augured hole; (we suggest the use of a sonotube like product, to a minimum depth in accordance with your frost line geographical area) pour mixed concrete into hole and place foundation plate (with welded stainless steel anchors) over whole (ensuring anchors are centered over hole). Follow concrete suppliers directions for cure times, etc.
  4. Ensure foundation plate remains plumb (place level in centre of base and not on outer edges of base plate), throughout concrete cure and that it remains approximately 1 inch above ground surface.

Once concrete is cured, you are now ready to install monument.

  1. Remove supplied hardware from now secured Foundation Plate. Place monument on Foundation Plate.
  2. Place one washer and one tamperproof nut (cone side down) on each of the foundation plates four studs.
  3. Tighten each tamperproof nut until the nut itself snaps away, leaving just the threaded cone.

Ground Spike Foundation Plate

  1. Choose your location
  2. Ensure there are no underground utilities
  3. Drive spike into ground by hitting the foundation plate squarely in centre of the foundation plate with a mallet and or sledge hammer. Note: placing a wooden block over the centre foundation plate will assist and will avoid damaging foundation plate. Ensure that you are constantly checking foundation plate to make sure it is plumb. This is to be done by placing the level in the centre of the foundation plate (not on the outer edges of foundation plate).

Once securely in the ground (approximately 1 inch from ground level) you are now ready to install monument.

  1. Remove supplied hardware from now secured Foundation Plate. Place monument on Foundation Plate.
  2. Place one washer and one tamperproof nut (cone side down) on each of the foundation plates four studs.
  3. Tighten each tamperproof nut until the nut itself snaps away, leaving just the threaded cone.

 

Adding Ashes to “Outdoor Urn” Model Base Chambers

This process requires a little preparation. You will need to find:

  • a flat, level surface
  • an area with ventilation
  • an area without wind
  • an area with good lighting conditions
  • a funnel may be helpful

Cremation remains are not toxic and do not present any health hazard.  In fact, human ashes are considered a sanitary, natural substance. However, fine particulate matter should always be handled with care to avoid inhalation.

It is helpful to remember that ashes can vary from a fine sandy powder like sugar to a more gravelly texture such as kitty litter. Pour as you would if you were handling such a material.

 

tip1

Remove threaded cap using supplied strap wrench.   This is done in a counter clockwise rotation, as shown above. (follow directional arrow on handle of strap wrench).

Once the caps are removed, follow the Adding Ashes Instructions supplied.

tip2

Once ashes have been placed in chamber, apply supplied Thread Locker to the cap threads.   (Surfaces should be dry, clean, and free of any contamination. Thread Locker should be applied to the cap threads in sufficient quantity to fill threads).

Note: Only apply Thread Locker to the cap of the chamber that is being used to hold the cremains. The unused chamber cap is to be tightened with the strap wrench, (no Thread Locker to be applied on cap of chamber not in use).

tip3

Replace cap and tighten. This is done in a clockwise rotation, as shown above. (follow directional arrow on handle of strap wrench).

 

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