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Ram Tail, LLC.   
17041 US Highway 98
Foley, AL 36535
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FAQ

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1. What is your product made of, and how well does it withstand harsh coastal environments?
All of our components are forged from 316 marine grade stainless steel, ready to withstand years of abuse.


2. Will cable hand railing pass building codes?
code compliancy is often a concern when considering cable railing infill on your building project.  National building code requires a 36" inch top rail for residential construction with spacings no greater than 4 inches.  And a 42" inch top rail with the same spacing requirement for commercial. To ensure proper code compliancy, we recommend spacing cable railing 3 inches apart. To minimize cable deflection, a mid post should be spaced every 48 inches.


3. Will the cables get loose over time?
The determining factor of cable deflection is based on the material in which it is attached. Typically, wood decks and handrails will expand and contract with the ever changing climate, but given the simplicity of our system, re tensioning is quick and easy. Metal or concrete mounted fittings will typically stay tensioned for many years after proper installation.


4. Do i have to use post sleeves?
Post sleeves are designed to take pressure loads off small points of contact when cables are run through wood post on angles. Post sleeves are not necessary in all applications, but recommended on any angle over 20 degrees. Failure to use a post sleeve on angled application over 20 degrees will cause accelerated post wear, and an early cable sag.


5. How long can can I cable railing?
Cable railing can be installed with safe results on runs 30 feet or less using a single sided tensioner. Runs greater than 30' can be accomplished when using a tensioning device on both ends. Never run cables over 60 feet.