Instruction Manual - Where To Install Your Clock
Choosing a location to install your clock is fairly straightforward. The 8 icons below offer a quick visual guide to highlight the key points that need to be adhered to or in some cases at least considered. Below each icon is a further explanation as to their meaning.
It is recommended to have a clear “floor to ceiling” section of wall for the clock.
The pendulum hangs down below the clock. The weight and winding handle either side of the pendulum hang even lower and need to be able to rise and fall without hitting anything such as radiators, furniture, dado rails and any other decorative wall panels (skirting boards are low enough and therefore ok).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLOCKS ARE FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY...
Choose A Smooth Flat Vertical Wall.
Your chosen wall needs to have a smooth finish such as a painted wall or a papered wall (light paper texture only). It needs to be vertical, please check with a spirit level (NOTE: the clock does have a built in levelling feature that will compensate for small variations). The wall also needs to be flat without any convex or concave variations, please hold a straight edge at least 400mm long to check for flatness. NOTE: non flat walls can cause the wall frame to bend when screwed in place and cause alignment issues with the body of the clock. Most modern plastered walls will be fine for both of these conditions but it is essential to check...
Beware Of Wires/Pipes Buried In The Wall
If you are considering installing near a light switch, socket wall light or any other electrical fitting it's definitely worth considering the fact that wires need to get to these fittings and are likely to be buried in the wall. The same goes for the possibility of pipes also being below the wall surface. If in doubt ask a qualified electrician.
Consider Avoiding Busy Areas
This point is advisory but well worth consideration. The beauty of the clock is the exposed mechanics and the delicate design, so being in a location where it's going to be bumped and knocked is definitely one to avoid, for example a busy hallway right next to the coat rack.
Avoid Extreme Temperature & Humidity
Do not install where large fluctuation in temperature and humidity are experienced as this will cause slight movement in the precision cut parts and cause running issues. For example conservatories can see high and low temperatures during the summer and winter months.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Although the material selected to make the clocks is stable, direct sunlight could cause problems for the mechanics and fade the finish of the wood.
Do Not Install Above A Heat Source
Do not install above a heat source as the sudden fluctuations in temperature will cause slight movement in the precision cut parts and potentially cause running issues.
Do Not Install Near A Fan Or Air Conditioning Unit
The pendulum is the part of the clock that regulates the time keeping and whilst it functions perfectly in a normal home setting it can be affected by external factors such as the flow of air from a fan or air conditioning unit, so position your clock in a position where it will not experience such influences.
Consider Pets & The Swinging Pendulum
Due to allergies I don't have pets but I can imagine them finding the movement of the pendulum tempting. You know your pet best and whether this could be an issue but I just wanted to mention it for consideration.
Remember I’m just an email away, so if you are unsure about the location you have chosen and want to talk it through please send me a photo email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time to read this "Where To Install Your Clock" page. I hope you found it interesting and informative, however if you have any questions or comments about the page or any aspect of the site or clocks, please do not hesitate to contact me.
One more thing... it might worth taking a look at my FAQs page, a growing page of common questions that people ask when viewing my mechanical wall clocks. Keep those questions coming... Thanks Darren