Copper Pyramid Assembly Kit
- Pyramid Unpacking (assembly models)
- Pyramid Unpacking (non-assembly models)
- Pyramid Assembly
- Pyramid Setup
- Practitioner's Tips
Unpacking for Pyramid Assembly Kit
Open the box and pull out the pyramid assembly kit. Everything will be wrapped together as one. Begin unpacking by removing all bubble wrap. Be sure to take special care not to cut any wires that may be tucked behind the bubble wrap as the wires are part of your pyramid. In addition, please be aware that pulling off the bubble wrap too quickly from the bottom section near the wires may remove the rubber end caps from the legs. If this happens, simply push them back onto the end of each of your pyramid’s legs. You will see that there are two sections, top and bottom. Remove the remaining bubble wrap from each section (once again, take care not to cut wires). Follow the instructions below for putting together your pyramid. You will need a Phillips head screwdriver.
Unpacking for Non-Assembly Pyramids
Non-Assembly models ship in a PVC tube. Remove the cap on the side nearest the address label. Note that the end caps on these tubes fit tightly and can become difficult to remove after going through the mail. In this instance, lay the tube on its side and tap the rim of the cap outward with a hammer while rolling the tube. PVC is quite strong and you are not likely to break it by giving it a series of fairly strong taps. Everything will be wrapped together as one.
Begin unpacking by removing all bubble wrap. Be sure to take special care not to cut any wires that may be tucked behind the bubble wrap as the wires are part of your pyramid. Additionally, please be aware that pulling off the bubble wrap too quickly from the bottom section near the wires may remove the rubber end caps from the legs. When and if this happens, simply push them back onto the end of each of your pyramid’s legs. Follow set-up instructions below.
Pyramid Assembly Kit - Assembly
With pyramid assembly kit models there will be a plastic bag containing screws taped to the outside of the initial bubble wrap. Set this bag of four screws aside. From the bottom section, remove the rubber band holding the wires together. Take the bottom section and lay it out on the floor, color codes facing up. This may take some time. You will want to flip the pipes, if necessary, so that the color codes are visible and the wires form a large untangled square.
The non-wired end of each pipe (with the color codes) should be facing inward toward the center of the square. Now take the upper section that is bound by the key ring and, one at a time, slide the dowel of each matching color-coded pipe from the top section into the corresponding bottom section’s pipe. Line up the color coded circles and then insert and tighten a screw into each provided starter hole. Your pyramid is assembled. To set it up, follow the setup instructions below.
Pyramid Assembly and Non-Assembly Setup
For non-assembly models and assembly models (once assembled), slowly pivot each leg of the pyramid outward until all wires at the base are taught. You may need to unloop the wires (as they tend to cross) at the pyramid’s feet. When all wires are straight and fairly taught, the pyramid will be correct. The key ring should ideally be level with the floor. A level key ring is particularly important if you are using a capstone plate. Remember to never use excessive force, but simply nudge the tops of the pipes to achieve a taught base and a flat plane on the capstone plate before placing gemstones, crystals or small pyramids there (in order to avoid having them slide off).
Tips for 71-Inch Apex Pyramid
For those who intend to use this pyramid for expos, festivals and booth use, you may prefer to leave off the screws. These pyramids are equipped with longer dowels that, with gravity alone, will stay up and workable. This allows for quick and easy setup and breakdown. There are some additional tricks to keeping the pyramid sections (top and bottom) manageable in between events. The key is to gather the wires at the bottom prior to pulling the sections apart. Otherwise the tangles that one may have to deal with can be overwhelming.
While the pyramid is still standing, grab the center of each wire at the base and walk the legs in while you simultaneously pull the wire. Pull the wires together at the same time as the legs meet and then bundle them together (much as they were when they arrived). Bind them with a rubber band. You can then pull the sections apart and the wires will be less tangled when it is time to set it up again.