The 272 Series Cable Railing Kit by Ultra-Tec can be used to for level-runs only. It features two different cable options and a wide variety of lengths to satisfy the needs of almost any application. It is designed to be able to be used with wood or metal posts in through-post configurations. The tensioning devices are a 3½" long Invisiware Receiver, which installs through the post on one end, and a Push-Lock Stud on the other end, which is threaded into a 2.3" long Receiver. With this kit's 100% swageless design specifically made for DIY homeowners, it will completely eliminate the need for expensive professional installation while also making your deck or stairs look great!
Swageless fittings are made to easily be installed by hand in the field, requiring only the use of Cable Cutters. By using swageless fittings, the holes that need to be made only need to be as big as the bare cable that passes through. This also eliminates the use installers or expensive machinery because it can all be done by hand in a matter of minutes.
Through-Post Configurations are the only mount type that the 272 Series may be used with. This means that each cable will start at one end post and continue through each intermediate post or cable brace until reaching the other end of its run. This configuration should be used when there are dedicated end posts for each run, and are situated such that the back side of the posts are all accessible. This is both the most economical solution and where the fittings are least visible. Through-Post Configurations should not be used on corner angles larger than 45°. When going around two corners, it is necessary to tension the cable from both end posts. Because these cables run though each post, it is recommended to use Stainless Steel Protector Tubes in order to extend longevity of your posts.
- Swageless Design
- Wood or Metal Posts
- For Level Runs Only
- Through-Post Configuration
- Cable Diameter: 3/16"
- Cable Length: 40'
- Stainless Steel Grade 316 For Indoor/Outdoor Use
- 1x19 Stainless Steel Cable
- Pre-Attached Swaging Stud
- Push-Lock Stud
- (2) Invisiware Receivers
- (2) Delrin Washers For Metal
- (2) Stainless Steel Washers For Wood
Wood Post Installations
For wooden posts, a minimum size of 4" x 4" (3½" Sq.) is required to keep the post from bending when cables are tensioned. A top rail is also needed and is recommended that it be reinforced with a support such as a 2" x 4" on end under the top rail. End posts must also be securely mounted to the deck in order to prevent the post from coming loose while tensioning cables. Additonally, a bottom rail is recommended to to help distribute the force away from the bottom of the post, however it is not required.
Metal Post Installations
For steel posts, a minimum size of 1½” x 1½” Sq. and 2”x2” square tube is required to keep the post from bending when cables are tensioned. End posts will need to be a minimum 1/4” wall in order to handle the load when the cables are tensioned; intermediates can be 1/8”. As with wood posts, you will need a top rail, but that is sufficient for structural integrity. For aluminum, your end posts should be reinforced and you may want to consider a bottom rail to help prevent post-bowing.
Intermediate posts (or mid-posts) are to be placed every 48" between end posts. An intermediate post runs from the top rail to the lower mounting surface and is integral for proper structural design. Intermediate posts can be substituted with something thinner such as a 2" x 4" wood post, or an aluminum or steel cable brace. Cables are strung through holes in each post in order to provide support between end posts. Each post hole made should not exceed 3" vertical spacing in order to comply with IBC regulations. Cable Braces can be purchased here.
Tools Needed For Installation:
- 5/32 Drill Bit For 1/8" Cable / 7/32 Drill Bit For 3/16" Cable
- 29/64 Drill Bit For Invisiware And Pull-Lock Installation
- 3/16 Hex Wrench For Tensioning Receiver
- Cable Cutting Tool
- 7/16 Wrench For Tightening Push-Lock Stud
*In order to comply with IBC regualtions, an intermediate post must be placed every 48" between posts and distance between each cable shall not exceed 3", however specific city and state rules and regulations may apply.
|Cable Kit Series||272|
|Post Type||Metal Post, Wood Post|
|Cable Railing Design||Swageless|
|Kit Assembly Components||Delrin Washer, Invisiware Receiver, Pre-Attached Swaging Stud, Push-Lock Stud, Stainless Steel Washer|
|Cable Run||Straight (Level)|
|Cable Material||316 Grade 1x19 Stainless Steel|
|Environmental Impact||Made Of Recycled Materials|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|