• 1/8" Metal Drill Bit
• Measuring Tape
• PVC Vinyl Cement (Menards #172-4587)
This product is compliant with NBCC, OBC, BOCA, UBC, and SBC building codes
When measuring for post installation, the measurement listed is from the center
of one post to the center of the next, NOT the inside post distance from each post.
It may be necessary to cut the rails to balance the sections properly. Always cut equal lengths from each end of the rails so the spindles are well centered.
If trimming a section is needed, be sure to remove the steel insert before cutting. DO NOT cut the steel insert near the PVC plastic as the steel debris can cause damage to the plastic.
Plan and draw out your railing project, (to scale) with the actual measurements of your deck or balcony with the location of the railings that need to be installed.
When steel reinforcement inserts are cut, you must apply an anti-rust primer to the cut end to avoid corrosion.
If you need to comply to ICC-ES AC174 building code requirements, you MUST install 1.5 in. screws on each side of the rail brackets. (Refer to the white instruction sheet in the screws bag).
1.Plan and measure for best results. The maximum distance each railing can cover is 72" from center post to center post. Divide the total distance (in inches) of any side of your deck by 72 to see how many sections are required. Ideally, all sections of railing should be of the same length (See Fig 1.) Rail sections can always be cut shorter to a desired length.
2. Mark the locations of all center posts. Then select a starting point at either end of the railing.
3. Place the Steel Post Insert (A) at your starting location. Using a level, ensure the post is plumb. Shim with washers if needed. See RECOMMENDED POST MOUNTNG insert for proper fastener selection. Install blocking directly under each post fastener (See Fig 2.)
4.Slide Vinyl Post Sleeve (B) over the post.
5.Repeat steps 1-4 for the next center post in your layout.
6.Measure the distance between posts.
Using a hack saw, cut the Top Rail (H) H
and Bottom Rail (L) to this length.
Be sure to cut equally from either end.
7.Affix the 2 Rail Support Blocks (N) to the Bottom Rail (L) using included screws (F). These blocks should be located at equal distances between
the posts. (See Fig 3.)
8.Slide Bottom Rail Brackets (K) over F F
the Bottom Rail (L). Position the Bottom Rail between the posts and affix the brackets to the posts using Screws (F) and (G). (See Fig 4.)
9.Slide Top Rail Brackets (E) over
the Top Rail (H). Position the Top Rail between the posts and affix the brackets to the posts using Screws (F) and (G). (See Fig 5.)
10.Attach the Vinyl Post Cap (C) using PVC Glue (See Fig 6.)
11.Snap Post Sleeve Ring (I) over post at base. (See Fig 7.)
Post time: Sep-10-2020