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How to install the cable railing handrails

Jan 21, 2018

Before choosing cable railing hardware, you should understand the important terms: end and corner locations. The stainless steel cable rail posts are located at each start and stop of each cable. The distance between the starting terminal and the terminal post is considered to be one cable span. In general, the end column of the deck cable guard should be at least 3 "- 4" from the house or wall for the connection of the cable end fittings. Corner posts usually refer to posts that change in each direction. Each cable span requires a complete assembly (swage stud, stainless steel cable, swage stud, nut, washer, cap nut).

 The middle cable handrail do not support any tensile load as their primary function is to keep the cables from spreading and supporting the rails. The recommended maximum intermediate cable guide spacing is 4 '.

Post thickness and compositionThe end and corner posts in the cable railings system must be strong enough to support the cable assembly tension (typically 350 pounds per cable assembly). Our wire rail system will use wooden or metal pillars. Composite terminals are not recommended because they may bend when tightened.

Rail height and horizontal cable spacing. The requirements for handrail height and horizontal cable spacing will determine the number of cables and components required for each span of the cable railing system. In general, the track height must be at least 36 inches for residential use and 42 inches for commercial use. Stairs or Grip Cable Grab bars may have different requirements. Most codes recommend that horizontal cables be separated by no more than 4 ". The spacing should be 3" to meet the 4 "code for the railings on the deck. Building codes vary between cities and counties Cable accessories. Cable connection is the method of fixing the cable to the accessory or basket screw. The cable can be connected or riveted to the connector by three common methods: machine model, hand pressure model / manual crimping, or mechanical / non-pressure. End mounting accessories.

 Although the end fittings of stainless steel cable railing are mainly selected according to the style, it should be considered how the joints are connected to the uprights. The three most common attachment methods include: face-mounting, mounting and labeling / eye-mounting. Tensioning the cable During initial setup, tensioning the cable guard is critical as the cables may stretch and may require overtime adjustment. In general, decks, staircases and other cable glands are recommended at 350 pounds of tension.(from TERADA HARDWARE


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