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Drop the cables from the lift
housing into the opening and
thread each cable through the
slot in the platform leg brackets.
Pull the cable tight and wind it
back and forth through the studs
on the inside of the bracket and
then back through the hole on the
bottom of the bracket. Then attach
the cable clamp plate and alumi-
num spacers to the brackets with
locknuts. These should be tight-
ened to the specified torque of
5 ft.-lbs. or snug plus a half turn.
Loop the excess cable up and
hold it in place with zip ties.
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Adjust the mounting rails to
line up center marks on the plat-
form and outside the opening
lengthwise. Place a small shim
between the mounting rails and
the platform legs to maintain
spacing before tightening the lag
screws that hold the mounting
rails to the attic floor. Repeat this
at each corner.
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Lower the top of the platform
frame even with the mounting
rails to check that the platform
hangs centered between the
mounting rails. If the spacing
between the brackets and the
mounting rails isn’t equal, push
the lift housing to make the
spacing the same on both sides.