FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Some of my SkyPots hang crooked. How do I make them straight?

  • Your kits may be loose. This will cause the pot to lean.
      • Fix: Tighten kit by turning eye nut clockwise. You may need to slide flange and recenter kit in pot before tightening.
  • Your plants may be heavy on one side.
      • Fix: Move, stake or trim stems and leaves to make the plant more balanced.
      • Fix: Move unbalanced plant(s) to top and hang heavier pot(s) below. This will tension and straighten the upper pots. Pots can also be tensioned from below.
  • Your kits may not be centered in the pot.
      • Fix: Loosen eye nut one turn and recenter kit in pot. Re-tighten.
  • Your pots may have uneven bottoms or rims.
      • Fix: Use different pots.

2. My pot doesn’t have a drain hole or the drain hole is not centered. Can I still hang it with a SkyPots kit?

      • Consider using a masonry drill bit to make a new drain hole or expand the existing drain hole. Use a 1/2” to 3/4” masonry bit and keep it wet when drilling.

3. How many SkyPots can I connect and hang safely?

          • The safe working load limit for the eye nuts and rods is 520lb. That’s about fifty-two 8” pots with wet soil. Make sure to install hooks and chains that can support the full weight of your vertical garden.

4. The eye nut screws in too far and doesn’t allow space to hook in the next pot. What should I do?

      • The wing nut is probably turned too deep in pot. First try turning the rod counterclockwise to see if the wing nut can be un-threaded in place. If it can, re-tighten the eye nut just above the safety hole. If it can’t, you’ll need to fully remove plant to make adjustment.

1. Some of my SkyPots hang crooked. How do I make them straight?

  • Your kits may be loose. This will cause the pot to lean.
      • Fix: Tighten kit by turning eye nut clockwise. You may need to slide flange and recenter kit in pot before tightening.
  • Your plants may be heavy on one side.
      • Fix: Move, stake or trim stems and leaves to make the plant more balanced.
      • Fix: Move unbalanced plant(s) to top and hang heavier pot(s) below. This will tension and straighten the upper pots. Pots can also be tensioned from below.
  • Your kits may not be centered in the pot.
      • Fix: Loosen eye nut one turn and recenter kit in pot. Re-tighten.
  • Your pots may have uneven bottoms or rims.
      • Fix: Use different pots.

2. My pot doesn’t have a drain hole or the drain hole is not centered. Can I still hang it with a SkyPots kit?

      • Consider using a masonry drill bit to make a new drain hole or expand the existing drain hole. Use a 1/2” to 3/4” masonry bit and keep it wet when drilling.

3. How many SkyPots can I connect and hang safely?

          • The safe working load limit for the eye nuts and rods is 520lb. That’s about fifty-two 8” pots with wet soil. Make sure to install hooks and chains that can support the full weight of your vertical garden.

4. The eye nut screws in too far and doesn’t allow space to hook in the next pot. What should I do?

      • The wing nut is probably turned too deep in pot. First try turning the rod counterclockwise to see if the wing nut can be un-threaded in place. If it can, re-tighten the eye nut just above the safety hole. If it can’t, you’ll need to fully remove plant to make adjustment.