5 Install Ins Premium Railing 1121661 051419APR


Required Tools:

• Drill

• 1/8" Metal Drill Bit

• Screwdriver

• Measuring Tape

• Hacksaw

• PVC Vinyl Cement (Menards #172-4587)



 This product is compliant with NBCC, OBC, BOCA, UBC, and SBC building codes


Installation Tips:

• 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 96 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 Top Rail (H), Steel Top Rail Insert (I), Bottom Rail (L), and Steel Bottom Rail Insert (M) to this length.

7.Slide the Steel Bottom Rail Insert (M) into the Bottom Rail (L) and align
the spindle holes.

Insert one end into the fully secured Post first, then into the second Post. Be sure the Spindle holes are facing UP. Leaving the second Post loose in Step 5 should allow the room necessary to insert the Rail. (See Fig 4.)

8.Affix the 2 Rail Support Blocks (N) to L the Bottom Rail (L) using included screws (F). These blocks should be located at equal distances between the posts. (See Fig 3.)

9. Slide the other Steel Rail Insert (H)facing DOWN into the other Rail (G) with the Spindle holes facing DOWN, this will be your Top Rail. (See Fig 4.)

Insert one end into the fully secured Post first, then carefully over each Spindle. Insert the other end into the second Post. (See Fig 7.)

The second Post can now be fully secured.

10.Center the Top Rail between the Posts. Using L-Shaped Brackets (F), secure the
Top Rail using Screws (E) at either end. (See Fig 8.)
11.Once the installation is complete and L-Shaped Brackets are securely fastened, fill posts with concrete up to 2" above the Top Rail.
12.Attach the Vinyl Post Cap (C) using PVC Glue (See Fig 7.)
13.Snap Post Sleeve Ring (I) over post at base. (See Fig 8.)

Post time: Sep-10-2020