Thank you for choosing IC Railing for your project. These instructions cover basic general installation of the IC Railing system. Please read the instructions completely before beginning any installation, and always check with local city, county, and state building codes and regulations to ensure proper compliance.
Before beginning installation you will need the following:
3.1 – Hardware
Post mounting hardware:
3.2 – Tools
3.3 – Optional Items
Caution: All abrasives and cut-off wheels must be new and unused. It is possible to contaminate stainless steel with carbon (mild) steel which creates rust points. This happens when an abrasive or cut-off wheel is used to cut the rods or is used on any stainless products after it has been used on carbon steel.
Remember: When placing posts, allow sufficient clearance for any wallboard, bullnose trim, etc.
Using your permanent fine tip marker, mark rod intersections for cutting, making sure to account for swivel depth.
4.2 – Preparing Posts
5.1 – Setting Posts
Remember: Rods must run through successive barrels in a direct line, and all rod set screws must face down.
5.2 – Rod Lengths
Remember: Always begin with the bottom-most rod, and work up. The bottom run of the railing rod will serve as your template for the remaining (upper) rods. The bottom rod is nearest to each post’s mounting plate, and therefore determines each ideal rod length, as there is the least amount of post ‘play’ (i.e. flexibility) closest to the mounting plate (i.e. footing).
Pro Tip: Complete the installation of the bottom-most-run of the rod prior to cutting all remaining (upper) rods, to ensure all measurements are correct before continuing to cut (i.e. carpenter’s rule; measure twice, cut once.)
5.3 – Cutting Rods
Remember: When cutting and deburring rods, always wear OSHA approved eye protection, and long-sleeve clothing. CAUTION: Rods become sharp and hot while being cut and will remain warm for several minutes after the cut is complete. Be sure to let them cool before deburring and/or dulling any edges.
5.4 – Installing Rods
Working upward from the bottom, one railing rod run (i.e. row) at a time:
5.5 – Railing Cap
6.1 – Cleaning
6.2 – Care and Maintenance
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