Immix Protractor Instructions

 
         
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Step 1 - Using the protractor
Step 2 - Print the protractor
Step 3 - Trim the protractor
Step 4 - Choose
Step 5 - Check for level
Step 6 - Using the protractor on the floor
Step 7 - Using the protractor on the string
Step 8 - Using the protractor on the newel

 

 

 

 

measure your stairs, Immix GLASS  panels, GLASS  panels, staircases, landings, Immix, baserails, handrails, newel posts, newel caps, WONKEE DONKEE says: Measure along what we call the string, the tape needs to be kept at the same angle as the stairs to be accurate.  By the way, did you know that the end of your tape measure is loose for a reason?   Click here, or on me, for more info.

Step 1 - Using the protractor

 

 

To measure the pitch of your staircase you can use the printable Wonkee Donkee protractor.

Using the protractor with these instructions will allow you to measure your stair pitch with confidence.

 

 

 

 

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Immix TM components, GLASS , Immix, WONKEE DONKEE says: Align the protractor on the newel post or the floor whichever is the most level.  If you need more help, follow the link below, or click on me!

Step 2 – Print the protractor

 

This is what your protractor should look like when printed.

Using a ruler, check that the calibration lines X and Y are the same length.

If they are not the same, do not use!

 

 

 

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Landing returns, Immix, GLASS  Immix, stair Immix, newel posts, WONKEE DONKEE says: Make sure that the ends are cut clean and square since this final cut will be in full view

Step 3 - Trim the protractor

 

Cut or fold the edges of the paper as indicated on the printout.

Be very careful when you fold or trim your protractor – any mistakes made here will alter the accuracy of your reading!

 

 

 

 

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mark and cut baserail instructions,positioning baserail, how to correctly position baserail, stairs, panels, richard burbridge, Immix, WONKEE DONKEE says: "The baserail is not fixed down at this stage because you don't want to see the fixing screws. Wait ‘till you know where the brackets will be—the screws can be hidden under the brackets."

Step 4 - Choose

There are at least three ways of using your protractor.

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Mark newels, bottom and intermediate newels, Immix, glass panels, glass panel stairs, richard burbridge,  fitting GLASS  panels,WONKEE DONKEE says: Take care not to mark the finish of the connectors or timber. You need to separate the connector to get to the fixing screws.

Step 5 - Check for level

Using a spirit level, check that the newel post and/or floor are level.

 

 

 

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How to measure and cut handrails,, installing glass panels, install Immix glass panels, stairs, glass panel stairsl, richard burbridge,, stairs, staircases, richard burbridge Immix, WONKEE DONKEE says: "Make sure that the battens are the same length and that the angle matches your stairs."

Step 6 - Using the protractor on the floor

Place the bottom edge of the protractor against the floor.

Crease the paper by rubbing your finger along the paper where the edge of the string is.

Use the BLACK figures to read the pitch of your stairs.

 

DO NOT USE THE FIGURES IN RED

 

 

 

 

 

 

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secure handrail connectors, installing glass panel stairs, fitting glass panels, Richard Burbidge, GLASS , Immix, stair parts, Step 7, Position battens, Wonkee Donkee says "You will need an extra pair of hands or two here.  It’s important that the battens are held vertical, otherwise the handrail height will not be right."

Step 7 - Using the protractor on the string

Placing the protractor on the string as shown, read only the RED figures to get the pitch of your stairs.

 

DO NOT USE THE FIGURES IN BLACK

 

 

 

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Fitting instructions, Richard Burbidge, Immix, GLASS , stair parts, panels, stair newels, Step 18, After care, Wonkee Donkee says "To take care of your new stairs, don’t use any    chemicals or abrasive cleaners.  Only clean with a damp cloth or with carrots that are specifically designed to be used on chrome or brushed nickel finishes. Did I say carrots? Sorry, I meant cleaners! Anyone seen a carrot?"

Step 8 - Using the protractor on the newel

 

Place the left edge of the protractor against the newel post.

Crease the paper by rubbing your finger along the paper where the edge of the string is.

Use the BLACK figures to read the pitch of your stairs.

 

DO NOT USE THE FIGURES IN RED

 

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Some of the images used are © Richard Burbidge Ltd 2016 used with permission