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ACE BACKSTAGE CO., INC. - STAGE POCKET SYSTEMS 661-295-5760
SPECIALIZING IN STAGE POCKET SYSTEMS SINCE 1991
MINI STAGE POCKET INSTALLATION GUIDE
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ACE BACKSTAGE CO., INC. Mini Stage Pocket Installation Guide provides step-by-step instructions on installing ACE Mini Stage Pockets with Standard Hinged Lids. The Stage Pocket Installation process is the same for the Mini, Half, Full, and Double Wide Stage Pockets with the exception of the cutout dimensions on the floor or stage. Use the Pocket Installation Guide as a reference to help install ACE's variety of Stage Pockets.

NOTE: STEPS 1-3 are the installation process for all Ace Mini Stage Pockets without #025BBX Back Box. STEPS 4-7 illustrate the installation process for all Ace Mini Stage Pockets with #025BBX Back Box. All necessary hardware is included to install ACE's Stage Pocket Bodies, Trim Bezel Mounting Flanges and Lid Assemblies. Note that ACE's Mini Stage Pocket Installation Guide may be viewed as a movie or downloaded as a PDF file. All Dimensions are for reference only.

MINI STAGE POCKET INSTALLATION GUIDE
STEP 1
Full Pocket Cutout
Locate each spot where the Mini pocket(s) will be installed in the carpeted floor or wood stage. Try and place the pocket between floor joists if possible. Lay the cutout for the Mini Stage Pocket as follows:
MINI STAGE POCKET CUTOUT SIZE: 2.88" x 5.50". Proceed to make the cutout in the floor or stage. Download the Mini Stage Pocket Cutout Template.
STEP 2
Full Pocket Cutout
Set the Mini pocket body with the trim bezel lid hinge assembly into the cutout. Secure the Mini pocket body and trim bezel lid hinge assembly to the floor by screwing the (4) #8 black coated (also brass or steel) self tapping sheet metal/wood screws provided into the floor. Note: To avoid the screws pulling runners in the carpet, try using a hot soldering iron to burn a screw hole in the carpet before driving the bezel screws into the floor.
STEP 3
Full Pocket Cutout
After all work in Step 2 is complete and the open pocket body and trim bezel lid hinge assembly is secured to the floor you can easily complete the panel/connector installation and/or other terminations. The stage pocket installation is now complete!
STEP 4 - INSTALL w/ #025BBX BACK BOX
Full Pocket Cutout
After all the work in Step 3 is complete, reinstall the springs and hinge pins into the Standard Lid (SL) and snap the lid assembly into the pocket body. Note: Once the carpet or standard lid is installed it cannot be removed without first removing the pocket body from the floor.
STEP 5
Full Pocket Cutout
When installing the Mini Stage Pocket with a #025BBX Back Box cut the carpet out using a sharp knife and save the piece to glue onto the lid. Note: Make sure to cut the carpet out using the INSIDE dimensions of the Full Stage Pocket Body. This allows the extra "carpet slack" to be sandwiched between the carpeted floor and the Stage Pocket Trim Bezel. Carpet the Recessed Carpet Lid (CL) by trimming and gluing the carpet piece (cutout earlier) onto the carpet lid using carpet contact cement (not provided).
STEP 6
Full Pocket Cutout
Set the pocket body with the hinge pin lid assembly removed into the cutout. Secure the pocket body to the floor by screwing the (8) #8 black (also brass or steel) coated self tapping sheet metal/wood screws provided into the floor. Note: To avoid the screws pulling runners in the carpet, try using a hot soldering iron to burn a screw hole in the carpet before driving the bezel screws into the floor. With the open pocket body secured to the floor you can easily complete the panel/connector installation and/or other terminations.
STEP 7
Full Pocket Cutout
After all the work in Steps 5 and 6 is complete, reinstall the springs and hinge pins into the Recessed Carpet Lid (CL) and snap the lid assembly into the pocket body. Note: Once the carpet or standard lid is installed it cannot be removed without first removing the pocket body from the floor. The stage pocket installation is now complete!

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