John Wright 88-254PC Scroll Shutter Dog with Lag Installation Instruction
Shutter dogs or tiebacks like Scroll Shutter Dog with Lag 88-254PC are a traditional way to hold shutters open. John Wright combines modem high-quality finishes with the strength and traditional look and feel of cast iron. Shutter dogs or tiebacks are used to hold shutters in the open position. Dogs have a through-hole and are mounted so that they can be rotated to move out of the way of the shutter as it opens. The dog is then rotated in front of the open shutter to keep it open. Dogs are installed at the far edge of the shutter when it is open and are weighted so that gravity keeps them in place.
- These shutters are sold in pairs and include lag screws for mounting. Lag screw allows for adjustment range of up to 2 inches.
- The producing materials are generally cast iron dog, 3/16" thick, with steel lag screw, washer, and retainer clip.
- The finishing is done through Weather Wright coating process. This multi-step coating provides long life in outdoor environments while offering excellent value. It includes both zinc electroplating and black-matte TGIC powder coating. Zinc plating provides far more protection than powder coating alone. The zinc layer is not only abrasion resistant but offers cathodic protection to small areas of powder coating that may be accidentally damaged during installation. Then the shutters are tested to withstand a minimum of 144 hours of salt spray with no visible red-rust corrosion. All fasteners and hardware meet this same standard.
- One year warranty of replacement is provided for this type of shutter.
- The first step of installation is to open the shutter and position the shutter dog with the hole just below tile bottom outside corner of the shutter. Dogs are left and right-handed and have a top and bottom. The shorter half of the scroll must face up with the tip of the scroll closer to the center of the window. Mark the position of the hole on the building. Make sure the shutter is close enough to the building to allow the lag screw to be installed at least 1-1/2 inches deep.
- Move the shutter out of the way. If installing into wood, drill a 9/32" pilot hole. If installing into masonry, a lag shield anchor (not included) is required. Insert the lag screw through the hole in the dog and then slide the washer onto the lag and up against the back of the dog. Install the hairpin retaining clip through the hole in the lag. Partially install the lag and then move the shutter back into the open position. Tighten the lag until the shutter is held in the desired position with modest pressure. Do not over tighten and make sure lag is installed at least 1-1/2 inches deep.
The contents of the Scroll Shutter Dog with Lag are
- (1) right-handed dog,
- (1) left-banded dog,
- (2) 3/8" diameter by 4.5" long lag screws,
- (2) washers and (2) hairpin clips.