The 371 Series Cable Railing Kit by Ultra-Tec features a surface-mount configuration, along with two different cable size options, a wide variety of lengths and a design specifically for use with wooden posts in level-runs only. The tensioning devices are an Adjust-A-Body with Hanger Bolt, which lags into the end post on one end, and a Push-Lock Turnbuckle with Hanger Bolt on the other end. 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 look great!
Swageless fittings are made to be equipped with only the use of hand tools and can easily be installed by hand in the field, unlike traditional cable railings that require the use of a special swaging machine that crimps the fittings onto the cables. Additionally, swageless fittings can be removed and re-used for fixing or replacing the components or posts that the cable run goes through. By using swageless fittings, you eliminate the use of expensive installers and machinery because it can all be done with household tools in a matter of minutes.
Surface-Mount configurations are the only types of installations that the 371 Series can be used with. Surface-Mount installations create an organized, clean look while also serving as a secure means of installing your cable railing in situations where the back of the post is inaccesible. The kit's end fittings are designed to lag into the faces of the end posts.
- Swageless Design
- Wood Posts Only
- Level Runs Only
- Surface-Mount Configurations Only
- Cable Diameters: 1/8" or 3/16"
- Cable Lengths: 30', 40', 50' and 60'
- Stainless Steel Grade 316: Indoor/Outdoor Use
- 1x19 Stainless Steel Cable
- Adjust-A-Body With Hanger Bolt
- Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Hanger Bolt
Wood Post Installations
For wooden post installations, 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 recommended to 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. A bottom rail is recommended for helping distribute the force away from the bottom of the post, however it is not required.
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 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.
When taking cable railing through a corner, do not bend the cable past 45° at any time. If turning 90°, a 2-step turn using a double corner post configuration is required, as illustrated. For wood frame cable runs with up to 90° of turn, kits with single tensioners are sufficient. If going through corners totaling more than 90°, you will want to use a kit with tensioners at both ends.
Corners require two posts because the cable itself, being rigid, will not cooperate in bending cleanly through a single post. When you go through a corner post, you will need to prevent the cable from slicing into the wood as it exits the post on an angle by using a post protector tube.
When going around two corners, it is necessary to tension the cables from both ends.
Tools Needed For Installation:
- 5/32 Drill Bit For 1/8" Cable / 7/32 Drill Bit For 3/16" Cable
- 3/8 Hex Wrench For Turning Hanger Bolt
- Two 7/16 Wrenches For Tensioning Adjust-A-Body and Tightening Push-Lock Turnbuckle
- 3/8 Wrench For Installing Push-Lock Stud
- Cable Cutting Tool
- 1/4 Drill Bit (If Using Post Protector Tubes)
*In order to comply with IBC regualtions, an intermediate post must be placed every 48" between posts and distance between each cable shall be no more than 3" clear span (for example if you are using 1/8" cable, you would space them 3-1/8" apart), however specific city and state rules and regulations may apply.
|Cable Kit Series||371|
|Post Type||Wood Post|
|Mount Type||Surface Mount|
|Cable Railing Design||Swageless|
|Kit Assembly Components||Adjust-A-Body With Hanger Bolt, Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Hanger Bolt|
|Cable Run||Straight (Level)|
|Cable Material||316 Grade 1x19 Stainless Steel|
|Environmental Impact||Made Of Recycled Materials|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
Ultra-Tec 371 Series Cable Railing Kit For Wood Posts (Level Runs Only)
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