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Round Pipe and Round Steel Tubing Posts for Cable Railing

Frame components can be carbon steel or stainless steel. This style has been designed to perform satisfactorily when subjected to the tension encountered when multiple load points (cables) are attached and tensioned properly to your end posts (225 lbs. or more per line).

Detailed downloadable drawings for 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″ and 2″ standard pipe are available. Minimum schedule 80 pipe is required for your end posts. The drawings show proper spacings of the cables vertically on the end posts for standard round pipe. Those spacings allow for cable flex within allowable limits to meet code requirements that a 4″ ball shall not pass through at any point.

Round tubing can be used with a wall thickness at least comparable to schedule 80 pipe. If you are using round tubing, the downloadable drawings must be modified to allow for the different diameters of tubing versus pipe

Note the tubed corner sections that are illustrated. They replace corner posts with hardware mounted on two sides or two posts with cable pulled between them. The cable runs through tubes welded to two posts. It makes a nice looking corner with uniform curves going around the corner. See Tubed Corner Sections on page 10 for detailed drawings.

Downloadable DXF drawings – Horizontal cable railing

Updated on June 12, 2018

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