LIFTING AN AITO SAUNA USING A CRANE TRUCK
When using a crane truck, the sauna can be lifted from above using the lifting points on the roof. But the roofing felt must first be partially removed from around the lifting points and reattached with bitumen afterwards. Re-attaching the roof and ensuring that it is watertight is the customer’s responsibility.
When lifting the sauna from above, the correct hooks must be attached to all four lifting points and the sauna can be balanced by adjusting the lengths of the lifting chains or slings.
It is vital that the correct lifting gear and hooks are used and the chains/slings can handle the load without breaking.
LIFTING AN AITO SAUNA USING A FORKLIFT TRUCK
Using a forklift truck, the sauna can be lifted from below using long forks or long blades.
The forks must be long enough to handle the size of the sauna being lifted and the weight of the sauna must also be taken into account.
The forks should be inserted from one end, between the steel beams.
AITO saunas are free-standing structures that do not require any foundations or groundworks and can be positioned on a purpose-made platform or an uneven surface.
The platform upon which an AITO sauna is positioned should be flat, load-bearing and non-compressive. And the sauna should be placed on the platform directly on the sauna’s steel beams.
When placing an AITO sauna on an uneven surface, we recommend removing any soil or groundcover under the sauna so that vegetation does not damage the structure.
The sauna’s feet are adjustable up to 150 mm to account for uneven surfaces.
Proper positioning of an AITO sauna, with its walls perfectly straight, will afford correct water drainage. You can test this by pouring some water on the floor in the shower area.
The stove stones should be placed in accordance with the stove manufacturer’s instructions – these will be supplied with your AITO sauna.
Connect the water hose (supplied) to the sauna and the mains water supply. Regularly check for leaks.