Celestial Sound Wall Mount Installation Guide

First of all, thank you kindly for your support and trust in us to keep your handpan safe and vibrantly displayed for the world to see!

Our mounts are over engineered, with all aspects well thought out, from the safety of your instrument suspended right down to the aesthetic appearance of the mount when the handpan is not mounted.

 

Below you will find a guide on how to safely install your Celestial Sound Wall Mount, whether it is the Inlay or the Inset. Please read this instruction page thoroughly before installing and ensure you wear the appropriate safety equipment.

 

It is always recommended to have a professional trades person install the Celestial Sound Wall mount to ensure your instrument's safety.

Trust

We are proud to say our wall mounts are some of the strongest and most beautiful on the market. Functional and stylish, they are designed to be as pleasing to the eye when your handpan is mounted as when it is not.

 

The mounts are rated at 30+ kg so you can rest assured that with the correct installation, they will hold your handpan safely elevated. We have done extensive testing to find a non toxic resin coating that is durable yet soft enough that it will cause no scratches or marks to your instrument.

 

Our mounts also include a 1 year limited warranty^ on craftmanship, we will be glad to repair or replace any issues you have with the mount.

Mount installed into a wooden yellow tongue surface using the generic screws supplied carrying 32.5kg safely.

Setup

What you will need:

     Celestial Sound Wall Mount

     Safety Goggles

     Screw Driver (phillips or flat head, pending screws)

     Screws (appropriate for your wall)

     Electric Drill

     Drill Bits (appropriate for your screws and wall)

     Pencil

     Tape Measure

     Mount Template (Download)

     Printer

     Scissors

     Small Spirit Level

Preparation

Screw fastenings

It is paramount that you have the correct screw fastenings. By default, the mount is supplied with a generic screw for mounting into a wooden particle board wall, like yellow tongue for example, unless specified otherwise.

If you have not specified what kind of surface you are installing into or what kind of screws/fittings you need, then you will have to purchase them yourself.

 

Note that the screw head must not exceed 10mm in diameter, otherwise it may protrude beyond the countersunk bore of the mount and cause scratches or damage to your instrument when mounted.

 

Once you have your fastenings, you will need to ascertain the appropriate size drill bit, do this by finding a bit that is fractionally smaller than the shaft of the screw.

Mount Template

The mount template is used to help you align and position the mount.

 

You can download the template at the link below. Once downloaded, cut it out carefully and then align it to your mount. Ensure the ink side is placed AGAINST the back of the mount, it should be the bare white surface of the paper that you see. You will need to get the exact location of your mount holes. Do this by holding the mount up to the light and to see light shine through the mount holes, then using a sharp object (like a screw or drill bit) poke holes in the spot where you see light coming through the mount holes.

Download Template

Wall Position

It is important to locate the most appropriate position on the wall for your handpan. You must consider the diameter as well as the depth of the instrument. In this way it's important to be aware of what is already on the wall around the proposed location, the height, as well as thoroughfare in front. For example hallways are not ideal.

 

Using your tape measure, you will need to measure the diameter of your handpan as well as the height/depth. If you have multiple instruments, but only one mount, then consider the largest diameter and the deepest height.

 

Now place the tape measure on the wall at the proposed location and ensure there will be enough space on either side for your instrument.

Also measure the depth that the instrument will hang out from the wall and factor in approximately 30mm for the wall mount itself in addition to the instrument's depth. Usually above shoulder height is ideal  to minimise the chances of being knocked.

 

If this position does not obstruct any other hangings and leaves enough room for thoroughfare, then it's a good spot. Roughly mark the centre here with your pencil so you can come back with your stencil.

Installation

For wooden surfaces:

     Ensure you have all the necessary tools as per the above list, including the appropriate screws/fastenings (as per above).

     Consider the surface you are installing onto, you can find specifics for installing into plaster or brick below.

     Once you have created your template stencil (as per above) and decided on an appropriate position on your wall (as per above), you can place your stencil on the wall with the ink side facing towards you.

     Use the level to place along the horizontal line and once levelled, pencil a mark where the two screw holes are in your stencil.

     With the appropriate drill bit installed (see above) into your electric drill, drill two holes where you have marked with your pencil. Drill as deep as required wearing your safety equipment.

     Begin by inserting the screws into the mount and have them exposed just enough past the mount so that the screws can find the holes in the wall.

     Screw the mount into the wall using the philips head screw driver, ensuring there is a cloth over the front face to ensure you don’t cause marks/damages with the screw driver.

     Last thing always is to test the mount's stability by placing your arms weight onto the mount. If there is no budge then you are good to go and hang your handpan!

For plaster surfaces:

Follow the above steps factoring in the below instructions.

     You MUST find a stud with at least (minimum) one of the two screws to ensure your mount's fastenings will be strong enough to hold your handpan.
The mount holes are spaced 30mm apart as this will allow both screws to find the same stud in most household walls. Studs are commonly 45mm wide, however some are 35mm wide.

     You may want to use a stud finder if you are unsure about where your studs are located.

     If only one screw is inserted into the stud, you may use a plaster plug for the second screw. Use an appropriate size drill bit for the plaster plug, then hammer the plug in.

For brick/concrete surfaces:

Follow the above steps factoring in the below instructions.

     You will need to use a countersunk dynabolt and a masonry drill bit for the installation.

     The thinnest countersunk dynabolt size is 4.5mm diameter. We can provide this upon request when purchasing for no extra cost.

     Once the hole has been drilled, insert the dynabolt into the mount and thread it into the holes in the wall. Screw it in until the mount is firmly pressed against the wall.

Disclaimer

It is always recommended that your mount is installed by a professional trades person to ensure correct application and your instrument's safety. Celestial Sound is not liable for any damages or injury caused by mishandling or incorrect installation.

 

WARNING: If the safety precautions are not adhered to or the product is used incorrectly then it may result in injury or damages of property and possessions.

In the event of incorrect installation or misuse, the following are possible accidents that may occur:

1. Instrument may fall off and cause serious injury and/or damage.

2. If the installation of the wall mount onto the wall is not sturdy enough then the mount and instrument may fall off and cause serious injury and/or damage.

3. If the wall mount is installed on a wall that is unstable, uneven or not perpendicular to the floor, then the wall mount and instrument may fall and cause serious injury and/or damage.

 

^Warranty is limited to the "product" only. Product refers to the Celestial Sound Wall Mount. Warranty does not include the fastenings, instrument, or does not cover the installation of the product.

Do not dissassemble, make alterations, set fire to or wet the Celestial Sound Wall Mount, Warranty may be void.

NOTE: The Celestial Sound Wall Mount may cause discolouration or peeling to the wall it is installed on after a period of time. This depends on the type of material the wall is made of, you may need to repair or repaint your wall after the Wall Mount is removed.

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Melbourne, Australia

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We are proud to say our wall mounts are some of the strongest and most beautiful on the market. Functional and stylish, they are designed to be as pleasing to the eye when your handpan is mounted as when it is not.

 

The mounts are rated at 30+ kg so you can rest assured that with the correct installation, they will hold your handpan safely elevated. We have done extensive testing to find a non toxic resin coating that is durable yet soft enough that it will cause no scratches or marks to your instrument.

 

Our mounts also include a 1 year limited warranty^ on craftsmanship, we will be glad to repair or replace any issues you have with the mount.