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 and a design 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 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 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 500-M Series should not be used on corner installations because it is not recommended to bend cables through a sleeved post, therefore stair to landing installations need to be on two seperate runs.
- Swageless Design
- Metal Posts Only
- Stair Runs Only
- Surface-Mount Configuration
- Cable Diameter: 3/16"
- Cable Length: 5'
- Stainless Steel Grade 316 For 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 posts, a minimum size of 2" 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”. You will also need a top rail 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 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.
Cable Runs On A Pitch
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 not exceed 3", 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|