Frequently Asked Questions
1. What does Marine Grade 316 mean?
Stainless Steel is rated by it's properties. Marine Grade 316 means it is not the hardest, but has significant resistance to rust, pitting, and corrosion. It's therefore the preferred grade of Stainless Steel for any Exterior application, and is the Preferred Stainless for Ocean Air Environments.
2. What are Terminal Posts vs. Intermediate Posts?
Terminal Posts are reinforced posts, designed to be used where fittings are, because they hold significant cable load; whereas Intermediate Posts, are designed to be used in between the Terminal Posts, where the cable just passes through, oftentimes without touching.
4. Do I need both Tensioning and Terminal Fittings?
Oftentimes, you will need a Terminal on one end, and a Tensioner, on the other end. This allows you to pull the slack from the middle of the cable. On longer lengths of cable, you will need to tension from both ends, at the same time, to adequately pull the slack out of the middle.
5. What is Swaging?
First of all, it is pronounced "sway-jing". This is the process by which the cables are attached to the fittings.
6. Should I HAND SWAGE or use the PROFESSIONAL SWAGING SERVICE?
Please follow the recommended swaging method for each assembly type. For those assemblies that can be swaged using either method, consider the following:
- HAND SWAGE
- A little more installation labor is required, but assemblies may be ordered whenever convenient, before or after the handrail is installed. Exact measurements are not as critical and gives the installer/homeowner a little more flexibility at the job site.
- Intermediate Post hole size is smaller(6mm) vs.(9mm) for the stainless cable to pass through. Requires the purchase of CABLE CRIMPER & CABLE CUTTER.
- PROFESSIONAL SWAGING SERVICE
- Less installation labor is required. Accurate measurements are taken after the railing framework is installed. Many customers choose to order CableView Railing™ or build their own railing framework before ordering professionally swaged cablerail assemblies.
- Intermediate Post hole size is larger(9mm) vs.(6mm) for the cable fitting to pass through.
STAINLESS CABLE & RAILING™ only offers the best and most affordable cablerail assemblies and fittings for your deck and balustrade handrail project.
Need help designing your railing project? See CableView Railing™ WORKSHEET and fax us your plan at 1-888-686-7245 (RAIL). We are happy to assist!
1. How much will shipping cost?
Using the freight calculator in the shopping cart will give you accurate charges up to 70 lbs. Unfortunately if the weight of the order is over 70 lbs. and in multiple boxes, Yahoo! Store is not able to calculate UPS shipping correctly. If order is a multiple box order extra freight charges may be incurred, exact amount will be added. When placing your order, you can call 1-888-686-7245(RAIL) M-F 5-8 PM PST and speak with a stainlesscablerailing.com staff member to obtain actual shipping costs to your location. Rest assured that we do not add any charges over our discounted UPS commercial rates and pass the savings directly to you. Depending on your order volume, we will quote you the most economical method of shipping. Note: Small orders including cable and fittings shipped to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico up to 70 lbs. that fit inside a USPS Flat Rate box can be sent for $10.70-$14.40. Most orders are shipped UPS using our discounted rates. Twenty foot railings require a freight quote from us. For international bulk orders, please contact us for an accurate quote.