Interesting christmas gifts to put together

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  1. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Who has a present this christmas for their child that is gonna be hard to put together without them knowing it? I have a 12 foot trampoline with enclosure, I might try and put it together saturday night or in the garage either way I have to get it together without her seeing it, it is suppose to be from santa. As is the horse swing that I have to get together and hung on her wood swing set without her seing it for christmas. Gonna be interesting but well worth it. Lets hear from yall.
     
  2. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    I have a lil tikes race car bed to put together for Bubba from Santa. I too have to put it together in his bedroom without him knowing it. The bed sides and everything is being stored in our bedroom, I had to take everything out of the box as it would not fit through the front doors. LOL. We have grandma taking him out for lunch on Christmas eve so I figure I have a total of 2 hours to put it all together before they come home. I hope Santa has a hotline number for instructions!
     

  3. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Hotline number for help heck, how about santa send some of those elfes over to help.
     
  4. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    Thank The Lord, my children are grown! :D :D
     
  5. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Mark, that trampoline isn't too hard. LOL I put one together about a year and a half ago. LOL It was easy and didn't take real long either. I had one friend helping too. About 4 days is all!!!!!!! LOL Good luck,
     
  6. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    Four days!!! I better get home and start now.
     
  7. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Not quite assembly but my daughter was just given a new office at work and told "you can repaint it if you want". Guess who's got roped in to go decorate over Christmas. :) Top, it doesn't matter if they are grown or not they always know where to come for help. But that's why they love us ,right?...W
     
  8. roh1961

    roh1961 New Member

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    You might check with your insurance company about having a trampoline on your property. I had a friend that had to get rid of one or lose coverage when he offhandedly mentioned to his agent that he had one. They are getting ridiculiously strict about trampolines and swimming pools.
     
  9. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    naaaa, more like 45 mins
     
  10. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    This trampoline is fully enclosed and padded no exposed areas to cause injury, hopefully.
     
  11. Whistler

    Whistler Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Tony!! LOL Mark, it really took about 2 hours to put the whole thing together. We had the one from Wally World. Trampoline and the enclosure. Just make sure you follow those directions exact. LOL Otherwise you'll be taking stuff apart and doing it twice. I used to work on 45 million dollar helicopters and that trampoline nearly kicked my butt. LOL
     
  12. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    Bryan is right. We had the damn thing put to gether to figure our that it was wrong...time to start all over. You should be fine, since we refused to read the directions. LOL
     
  13. SSG Johnson

    SSG Johnson New Member

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    Mark wear gloves and use a screwdriver for the last couple of springs and it will be alot easier. Also you can use a spring to pull the other springs until it starts getting tight but by all means wear gloves or your hands will pay the price.
     
  14. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Make it simple
    1st 2 springs, directly across from one another
    next 2, halfway between the first two
    keep dividing the sections in half and work your way around the trampoline.

    see diagram, red is 1st set of springs, blue is 2nd set, and green is 3rd set.

    And so on around the trampoline.
     

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