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When ordering the aluminum railing components, make sure you order the correct posts
that match you’re chosen cable assembly. All components sold separately. Check local
and state building codes for deck railing, balcony, and patio guidance.
1. Determine the post height that is needed.
Typically 36″ height is common for residential
decks and 42″ height for commercial applications.
If posts need to be cut down, use a carbide tipped
blade on a cross cut/chop saw to make clean cuts.
IMPORTANT: Cut the correct end of the post!
Note: Before cutting the stair posts refer to 6B.
Determine post layout paying attention to where the
cable run will begin and end. Use double offset posts
at every 90 degree corner spaced to match the 90 DEGREE TOP RAIL CORNER.
Space the double offset post whereby a 4″ sphere will not pass between the posts.
TERMINAL POSTS which are the posts with the internal webbing are used at each end
of the cable run and the stairs and INTERMEDIATE POSTS which are the hollow posts
are spaced evenly between them. Maximum spacing between posts is 5′. NOTE: If
using POST TO POST RAIL for the top or bottom rails, layout your posts, tighten the
anchors and ensure posts are plumb, but keep in mind you will have to loosen the
anchors a little or temporarily remove the anchors to allow POST TO POST RAIL to be
installed sequentially after each post. Refer to # 6 for instructions on how to install the
POST TO POST RAIL.
2. Assemble Posts (Deck Mounted)
Posts are shipped without the base plates installed. Use the
supplied thread cutting bolts and secure one aluminum base to
each post. One rubber pad is used on the bottom of each post.
3. Mount Posts.
For DECK MOUNT POSTS, anchor base plate with
stainless 3/8 x 4″ or 3/8 x 2 1/2″ LAG SCREWS.
Insert lag through DECORATIVE HINGED SCREW COVER
and tighten each lag with a socket wrench. Ensure each post
is plumb. Some shimming and additional framing blocking
may be necessary at each post. Minor post plumb can be
adjusted with the lags.
For each FASCIA MOUNT POST in wood framing, SIMPSON™ DTT2Z can be used.
Adjust post layout to match existing joists or add reinforcing framing to accept
SIMPSON™ DTT2Z. Adjust where you mount the post either
up or down to make sure that there is a 3″ gap between the
bottom rail or cable and the top of your deck boards. The
thickness of decking varies so the post adjustments will vary
also. This is done because most codes require that a 4″ sphere
must not be able to pass among cables. Once you figure
out placement for one post, placement for all the other posts
in the system will be the same. At the end of each FASCIA
MOUNT POST, determine where you will drill two holes for
the mounting bolts. Hole location varies slightly on a case by
case basis depending on your particular framing and/or fascia
configuration. When using 3/8″ LAG SCREWS or HEX BOLTS, drill two 7/16″ through
holes in the middle of each FASCIA MOUNT POST for the stainless SCREW/BOLT to
pass through. The 7/16″ holes must be located 2 1/2″ from the top of the deck and 2
1/2″ from the bottom of the fascia board. Recommended minimum fascia board length
must be at least 10′ for strength.
4. Install Top Rail Corners.
Begin by installing TOP RAIL CORNER first. The TOP RAIL
CORNER is designed to be able to be re-cut in the field to
match perfectly the position of the double offset posts and/
or slightly off rail angles from the rail butting to it. All top rail
joints are butt jointed over the center of a post using a
TOP RAIL SPLICE. The TOP RAIL SPLICE slides into the
channel, joining rail/rail or the TOP RAIL CORNER/rail and
is secured by screwing 4 #8 x 3/4″ PAN HEAD SCREW
through the flange on the underside and the TOP RAIL SPLICE.
Drill 1/8″ pilot holes for all the #8 x 3/4″ PAN HEAD SCREW
before installing the screws. These screws will be completely
hidden from view once the TOP RAIL SNAP COVER is
installed. The TOP RAIL CORNER is secured with a bolt
assembly (included) to the top of 2 posts by drilling through
the TOP RAIL CORNER and the post with a 11/64 drill bit.
Maintain square and plumb of top rail and posts before
pre-drilling and securing with bolts and screws