Clamp Instructions

Installation instructions for our Bamboo Shield Clamp Kit. Follow the instructions below to complete a Bamboo Shield surrounding so bamboo rhizomes can not escape.

Tools & Supplies Kits includes straps and hardware. Our straps and hardware are made from plastics to prevent rust. A #2 phillips screwdriver, drill, ¼” drill bit, and 10mm or 3/8 wrench are needed to drill through the assembly and fasten the hardware. Be careful working with tools.
Step 1 First step is to allow adequate overlap of the barrier ends to be secured. 2 feet is recommended to making clamping easier. Outdoor duct tape (3M and Gorilla Glue both make good products) is beneficial to hold the material together until the clamps are installed.
Step 2 Then you need to align the Bamboo Shield clamps on both side of the overlapped barrier material. Take time to make sure they are straight on both sides of the barrier. Proper alignment is crucial to benefit from the full strength of the clamp.
Step 3 After clamps are aligned, position drill bit over marked location (white dots) and drill into closest clamp strip, both sides of barrier and clamp strip on the opposite side. Drilling can be dangerous, take extra care.
Step 3 Secure the first hole with the provided nuts and bolts. Once secured drill the next hole and secure, then repeat. Tip: The process is easier if you secure the hardware before you drill the next hole.
Step 3 Secured clamps should appear as this. Brackets are on both sides of the barrier material and bolts are secured every two inches. The hardware should be down the middle of the clamps.