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Old 01-23-2019, 01:19 PM   #1
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I am looking for a cable rail that can be used on a coastal project and has the least amount of posts possible, IE longest span between. Also looking for narrow posts, ~2", and if there is a system that does not require a large top rail.
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:26 PM   #2
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check these out, both are pretty high quality:

mike may know of more.

https://www.atlantisrail.com/?gclid=...EaAlPIEALw_wcB

http://www.feeneyinc.com/CableRail?u...et=1&rl_frag=#

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This looks cool.

https://www.viewrail.com/
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Here's what I'm working on now. These rails still need tensioned is why the cables are still sagging. Feeney cables are an excellent choice, imo.





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Here is one we did. We made our own 2” x2” steel post and 2”x2” top rail. We we bought the stainless steel cables separately.

Of course steel won’t be that great in a coastal area, but it is an option. Maybe 2”x2” aluminum posts?

I don’t know how far they will span.




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https://www.viewrail.com/


I used the viewrail system on a custom new construction in Wild Dunes/Mt. Pleasant SC for the first time recently. Only drawback is the baseplate under the Newell’s isn’t as wide as I preferred for stability, and as we ran Dectec waterproofing membrane prior to install with a drip edge, we had to cut into it and add block under to give it more bite.

On a positive note, the quality is outstanding, the grade of Stainless for the cable and tensioners is really good. Also, the customer wanted white so it shipped powdercoated from the factory with a really nice finish.


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Customer at the beach had aluminum posts and top rail 1 1/2 diameter welded up and Feeney cables, looked really good
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cool hopefully I get to install some of these one day.

are they considered climbable?
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cool hopefully I get to install some of these one day.



are they considered climbable?


Climbable is no longer relevant. It wss taken out of the code in 2001.


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Climbable is no longer relevant. It wss taken out of the code in 2001.


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Sorry, shoulda stated that I'm a canadian eh
In Ontario they are a no go for that reason.

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If you are in Canada (Ontario) you have to go vertical to meet code. Well, you have to ensure the cables withstand the 4" sphere test and an engineer signs off or the manufacturer has an engineer stamped drawing/spec sheet. I have seen horizontal cable approved but you must have the climbable part on the outside far enough if a kid climbs it they can't get over the top rail.
Some vertical systems are pre-assembled and make installation a lot easier.
Here are a few more links for reference -
1) https://www.fortressrailing.com
2) https://keylinkonline.com
3) http://www.crlaurence.com/apps/sites...able%20railing
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We install a ton of keylink vertical and horizontal cable railing (link below)
https://www.customcraftdist.com/horizontal-cable


and Deckorators has a new SLX stainless steel slim line horizontal cable railing (link below)
https://www.deckorators.com/en/Produ...X%20Cable.aspx


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Having installed a few cable railing projects in a past life, your governing limitation on post spacing will be the cable. Thicker cables will span farther with a big increase in cost, as well. Metal frame will be mandatory for smaller posts and frame.
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Key link for horizontal and westbury verticable for vertical both extremely easy to install a cave man could do it.

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