Stainless Steel Cable Handrail System - Customization Guidelines
Stainless Steel Handrail/guardrail systems require special engineering and tension to redirect a load impact. Please adhere to the following guidelines to assure a safe, durable and an aesthetically appealing stainless steel handrail/guardrail that will last for years. Some special finishes are available upon request.
Stainless Steel Cable Length
40 feet is the maximum recommended length for a horizontal cable system; however, additional lengths may be utilized as long as the cable and termination points can withstand the tension and load.
Do not exceed more than four feet between intermediate post for a horizontal cable to assure proper weight deflection if a person stood on the cable and no more than three feet for a vertical cable system.
Cable Spacing, Diameter and Type
Proper cable spacing should be 1" to 1 1/2" less than the local code. A 1/4" or 3/16" cable should be utilized horizontally or 1/8" or 3/16" for a vertical cable. A 1 x 19 or 7 x 7 type cable should be utilized.
The following corner designs are acceptable:
If pre-manufactured fittings are selected, the holes will need to be large enough for the fittings; however, if the fittings are installed on-site, the hole will only need to be large enough for the cable.