The 500-M Series Cable Railing Kit by Ultra-Tec features a surface-mount configuration, along with two different cable size options, a wide variety of lengths. It is designed specifically for use on pitched (stair) runs that have metal posts. The tensioning device is an Adjust-A-Body with Threaded Eye, which attaches via mounting screw to the extended lag eye on one end post, while a Push-Lock with Threaded Eye attaches to the other end post. 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 500-M 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
- Metal Posts Only
- Stair Runs Only
- Surface-Mount Configuration
- Cable Diameters: 1/8" or 3/16"
- Cable Lengths: 5', 10', 15', 20', 25', 30', 40' and 50'
- Stainless Steel Grade 316: Indoor/Outdoor Use
- 1x19 Stainless Steel Cable
- Adjust-A-Body With Threaded Eye
- Pre-Attached Swaging Ferrule
- Push-Lock With Threaded Eye
- (2) Threaded Tabs
- (2) SC-6 Screws
Metal Post Installations
For steel post installation, kits are designed for use with 2-3/8" Sq. tubes. Steel posts will need to have a minimum 1/4" wall in order to handle the hundreds of pounds of tension that is applied once the cables are tensioned. A top rail will also be needed in order to properly distribute the tension. For aluminum post installions, the end posts should be reinforced and it is recommended to use a bottom rail to prevent bowing. Both types of metal posts need to be securely mounted in order to prevent the post from coming loose while tensioning cables.
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.
Top posts are often corner posts, which may often require the stair run to connect to the face of the post. The top and bottom of the cable run should be connected perpendicular to those posts, and only the intermediate posts would be drilled on the angle for the cables to run through.
Tools Needed For Installation:
- 5/32 Drill Bit For 1/8" Cable / 7/32 Drill Bit For 3/16" Cable
- Cutting Tap Drill Bit I (For Pilot Hole) And 5/16-24 Tap For Threaded Tab Installation
- 7/16 Wrench For Tensioning Adjust-A-Body
- 5/32 Hex Wrench To Tighten Mounting Screws
- Cable Cutting Tool
*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||500-M|
|Post Type||Metal Post|
|Mount Type||Surface Mount|
|Cable Railing Design||Swageless|
|Kit Assembly Components||Adjust-A-Body With Threaded Eye, Pre-Attached Swaging Ferrule, Push-Lock With Threaded Eye, SC-6 Screw, Threaded Tab|
|Cable Run||Pitched (Angled)|
|Cable Material||316 Grade 1x19 Stainless Steel|
|Environmental Impact||Made Of Recycled Materials|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
Ultra-Tec 500-M Series Cable Railing Kit For Metal Posts (Pitched Runs Only)
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