Additional Tools Needed
POLE (3RD HAND)
Power Tools for Gazebo Installation Projects
This Power Wrench works Great for the columns/posts and the roof bolts and lock nuts to make assembly faster. Assemblyhub.us uses this exact tool. Its power and toque is great for this work and many other projects you might have and it’s battery power, lasts for a long time, on one charge we can Assemble 18 to 20 Gazebo per 1 charge. We only use it for the posts and roof panels.
The two sockets you would use for the posts and roof panels, are 13mm & 11mm (millimeter). (Equivalent SAE 7/16 = 11mm, 1/2 = 13mm and 9/16 = 14mm)
You will also need a power drill for the posts to, because you will need to install pan and wood screws in them, for the anchoring brackets. A mallet and/or hammer to insert t-nuts in columns. (Make sure to insert T-Nuts straight or level, and if it isn’t, you can take the bolt and pop it out, if its to tight, use a wrench or something hard, to push it out.) reinsert it, not all the way and start the connection of the bolt (couple of turns), then use the power tool to tighten down. Remember to make sure bracket is flat, with bottom of post, before tighten bolt and screws.
Here is an awesome impact drill by Dewalt, a 20 volt. You will need a powerful drill to get your gazebo assembled quickly. This Impact Drill set is perfect with assembling your Costco Gazebo.
It also has a quick charge, so you can get enough charge to finish up your project, with just a few mins of charging… Assemblyhub.us has several sets of these Dewalts and they handle great and are comfortable to grip. You will not be disappointed of its performance. It comes with 2 batteries and one charger, one impact and one regular drill.
If your interested in ordering you, yours… Here is an link to it, Click Here Dewalt 20V Max Impact Drill
Third Hand, is a Great Helper
One of the best tools or piece of equipment, that you will need and can use for other projects, around your house. You can use it to add cabinets, floating shelves, holding up your Gazebo Roof and so many other items. The 3rd hand can hold up to 150 lbs+, it can extend long enough to hold the roof upright. (10.4 feet)
The 3rd hand, is a must have when installing anything with a ceiling or something, that needs to be held upright.
You are able to assemble your Costco Gazebo alone, with just this pole. It will take some time and some finesse, but it is possible with the 3rd hand.
At first I was using a long stick, to hold up the roof panels, with the help of a ladder, to rest the bottom of the stick on. I had to get very creative, but I ended up getting smart and purchasing the “3rd Hand” to help me with my gazebo roof attachment. Click Here 3rd-hand