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Handrail Installation Steps

Can I install Iron X Hanndrail system? Yes. It is very easy to install Iron  x Handrails. With just a drill/screw gun, hacksaw, level & measuring tape you can install an Iron  x Handrails in about 30-45 minutes.



Installation Advice

What Tools & Materials Will I Need to Install an Iron X Handrail?

Tools Needed:

  • Electric or battery drill (hammer drill for masonry)
  • Drill bit to accompany your fasteners (choose the right fasteners)
  • Wrench to fit your fasteners
  • Hammer
  • Level
  • Metal Saw

Materials Needed:

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What anchors do you suggest when installing Iron X Handrails?

 

TITEN HD® MINI

TITEN HD® MINI

CONCRETE: Simpson Strong Tie Titen HD Mini Concrete Screw Anchors (Zinc) 1/4″ x 2-1/4″ or Tapcon 5/16″ x 2-1/4″ Hex-Washer-Head Large Diameter Concrete Anchor.  Both of which require a 1/4″ masonry drill bit.

VENEERED SCENARIOS (BLOCK, BRICK, PAVERS, ETC):  It is advisable in most situations other than concrete to use epoxy anchoring adhesive.  Due to varying factors in brick construction, i.e. different sand mixes, different internal structure (3-hole, 5-hole, grout-filled, hollow), when drilled through to anchor, a blowout is often experienced on the backside of the brick or the drilled holes are inconsistent due to uniform brick or stone structure.  We suggest Red Head® Redi-Drive adhesive A7 and a suitable length all-thread x 5/16″ diameter to penetrate through the veneer into the substrate below.  Please follow manufactures instructions on all fasteners for best results.

CONCRETE BLOCK:  UltraCon Concrete Screws® 5/16″ Diameter x 6″ model #ELG516.  It is advisable to buy an anchor long enough to get through the block into the substrate below.  The baseplate anchor holes may need reamed to fit these anchors

PAVER BRICKS UltraCon Concrete Screws® 5/16″ Diameter x 6″ model #ELG516.  It is advisable to buy an anchor long enough to get through the block into the substrate below. The baseplate anchor holes may need reamed to fit these anchors

LIMESTONE: It is not advisable to drill any holes into limestone as it is very soft and susceptible to cracking.  If you must install into limestone we suggest UltraCon Concrete Screws® 5/16″ Diameter x 6″ model #ELG516.  It is advisable to buy an anchor long enough to get through the block into the substrate below. The baseplate anchor holes may need reamed to fit these anchors


Stainless Steel Hardware

Stainless Steel Hardware

WOOD: 5/16″ diameter stainless steel bolts completely through the steps with a washer and nut on the other side.  Buy your anchors suitable length to go completely through the step.

ALTERNATE WOOD: 5/16″ diameter stainless steel lag bolts.  It is advisable to buy anchors long enough to get through the step and into the underlying wood structure.

COMPOSITE DECKING:  5/16″ diameter stainless steel bolts completely through the steps with a washer and nut on the other side.  Buy your anchors suitable length to go completely through the step.

ALTERNATE COMPOSITE DECKING?  5/16″ diameter stainless steel bolts completely through the steps with a washer and nut on the other side.  Buy your anchors suitable length to go completely through the step.

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Video how to install Iron X Handrails into concrete?
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