When it comes to putting something together, if you’re anything like me, you’d rather do it yourself than pay someone else. As far as trampolines are concerned, this may be the case.
Is putting together a trampoline difficult? Putting your trampoline together shouldn’t be difficult if you follow the easy directions below.
What you’ll need before you start your project
Before you begin putting together your trampoline, there are a few things you’ll need. You can use the following resources:
A tool for pulling a spring
A spring pull tool is essential if you own a trampoline, as often stated in our blog postings. Although you can insert and remove springs with your hands or other equipment, a spring puller is far more convenient.
If you intend to use your trampoline for a lengthy time, you need to get a spring pull tool.
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Rubber mallets will aid you in putting the springs into their holes. With your hands, you can accomplish this, but a rubber mallet is significantly more convenient.
Use a rubber mallet instead of a hammer, and you’ll be OK. If you use a hammer, the trampoline will be damaged, and you don’t want to ruin your new trampoline.
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A pair of protective gloves
Wearing safety gloves is a good idea for working on a trampoline, especially when you’re dealing with the springs.
Pulling the springs, which will be the most taxing on your hands, will be easier with these gloves.
Use a power drill or a screwdriver with a Phillips’s head.
Screws and bolts hold the trampoline together. To install the screws, you can either use a power drill or a Phillips-head screwdriver.
Because I don’t want to overtighten screws in pre-drilled holes, I prefer to use a Phillips head screwdriver. However, it’s entirely up to you to decide what you want to do next.
What to keep in mind before you begin
Before you begin putting together your trampoline, you should keep a few things in mind.
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Is this something I’ll be able to do in one sitting, or will it require several?
It’s perfectly OK if you plan to put the trampoline together in one sitting, so you may remove the plastic wrapping from the pieces and arrange them in groups of three or four.
In some cases, it may be more efficient to remove the trampoline parts from the box as you need them. By doing this, you’re ensuring that the parts aren’t exposed to the sometimes-dangerous elements outside. You won’t have to worry about the weather if you decide to leave and return later.
Is it going to be a one-person operation?
There are some things that you can easily put together on your own. By yourself, it’s going to take some time and patience to put a trampoline together.
It will take some time and a few sessions if you do it all yourself. After a while, you’ll need a pause to recharge. As a result, you may be able to put everything together in less time and without taking a break.
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How to assemble a trampoline
- The trampoline parts should be unpacked from the trampoline. Gather all of the trampoline’s components into groups of three or four and compare your inventory to the instruction manual. Contact the trampoline’s manufacturer if you’re missing any components.
- Do not forget to use every tool that has been provided for you thus far. This kit includes a power drill, Phillips head screwdriver, rubber mallet, and spring pull tool.
- Start by putting together the trampoline’s frame. Arrange the round parts of a trampoline so that the trampoline’s circular portion is formed. If you have a rectangular trampoline, arrange the parts in a rectangular shape. After that, assemble everything.
- Legs can now be attached. The frame must be flipped over. If you begin by putting the legs on the frame upside down, it will be easier. You’ll have to deal with the trampoline’s upper half while simultaneously putting the legs on if you don’t. The legs are often the structural components of the frame. To secure the legs, you may need a rubber mallet. Gently tap the trampoline legs with the rubber mallet to avoid damaging any trampoline parts. Alternatively, a towel or other barrier can protect the trampoline from the mallet’s hammering.
- Fix the trampoline’s legs using the included nuts and bolts. With a screwdriver, you can ensure that the screws aren’t overtightened. Make sure the screws aren’t overtightened using a power drill.
- Flip the picture frame around. Now is the time to flip the frame over to face up the glass. It’s also a fantastic way to make if the framework is well-assembled. If the frame wobbles when you flip it over, you know you need to tighten some screws. If this is the case, locate and tighten the loose screws.
- The springs should be attached to the trampoline mat. The springs can be attached in a variety of ways. Our prior trampoline mat replacement post explains some of the finest methods for doing so.
The most important thing is to ensure that the springs are traveling in the right direction.If you miscount which rings the holes the springs should go into, you can find yourself having to take out a bunch of springs and place them back into the correct positions.
Using the spring pull tool and the rubber mallet to help insert the springs in the holes in the frame may also be an option. When you have pulled the spring using the spring pull tool, gently tap the end of the spring to go into the frame’s hole. Then, jump around the trampoline in the manner you’ve chosen.
8. If necessary, install the spring cover and netting. Spring covers and trampoline netting are always a good idea. These add to the overall cost of your trampoline, but they are an investment in the safety of you and your family that is well worth it.
Then you’re good to go. Test the trampoline to ensure that everything works as it should.Find any loose screws and tighten them if the trampoline feels unstable.Enjoy your trampoline now.