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installation

Prior to installation, building codes should always be taken into consideration to ensure safety. Post layout is the most important step for accurate ordering and installation. Federal building code requires spacing no greater than 4 inches. to ensure compliancy, we recommend 3 inch spacing on all cables and a stanchion post every 48 inches to minimize cable deflection.

 

Installing Railing on Stairs

When installing cable railing on stairs, you will typically lose one row of cable on the angled section of railing. Drilling through stair post on an angle will make the lowest run the same height of the second lowest row.

Drilling through stair post on an angle may be eliminated by choosing to start and stop the cable runs on both sides of the post using another set of hardware.

Angle Stair Post

When installing cable railing on stairs, you will typically lose one run of cable on the angled section of railing. In the illustrations above you can see the result of drilling on an angle vs. drilling straight through the post. Drilling through stair post on an angle will make the lowest cable the same height of the second lowest cable as seen in figure 2, resulting in the addition of another cable run. Drilling through post on angles may be eliminated by choosing to start and stop the run on either side of the post.

Standard Angle Post Specifications

Installation Tools


Cable Cutters

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  • Comfortably cuts up to 4mm (3/16") diameter steel wire rope 
  • Compact, light and very easy to handle 
  • Hardened steel blades, center bolt and steel handles with plastic covering 
  • Triangular cutting system for progressive cutting without crushing


Multi-sized Spanner

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  • High quality zinc plate Fits all Ram Tail Fittings nuts