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. The tensioning devices are an Adjust-A-Body with Hanger Bolt, which lags into the wood 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 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.
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 371 Series should not be used on angles larger than 45°. If turning 90° or more, a double corner post configuration is required. If being used on corner installations, Post Protector Tubes are strongly suggested in order to prevent post-installation bowing and erosion of posts.
- Swageless Design
- Wood Posts Only
- Level Runs Only
- Surface-Mount Configurations Only
- Cable Diameters: 3/16"
- Cable Length: 30'
- Stainless Steel Grade 316 For Indoor/Outdoor Use
- 1x19 Stainless Steel Cable
- Adjust-A-Body With Hanger Bolt
- Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Hanger Bolt
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.
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.
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 not exceed 3", 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|