The mission of the DriveTite product line is simple: provide easy installation and a pristine view. DriveTite Exterior takes this to an entirely new level.
Using a simple Tensioning Screw, the Barrel Fitting mounts to the surface of nearly any post. This means you can now mount cable railing to solid posts at least 2 1/2″ thick, or to hollow posts with as little as 1 1/2″ of mounting material. Best of all, DriveTite Exterior doesn’t require a single bore hole. The only drilling necessary is an ⅛” pilot hole. Finish your project off with the sleek Exterior Cover, then sit back and enjoy the view.
The DriveTite Exterior Kit includes everything needed to tension one end of cable on either an angled or level run. The following components, custom manufactured from premium marine-grade 316 stainless steel, are included in the kit:
1 – Tensioning Screw (VR364)
1 – Barrel Fitting (VR360S)
1 – Cable Wedge (VR362)
1 – DriveTite Exterior Cover (VR341)
2 oz – Screw Wax
Additionally, a tube of silicon is provided for securing the Exterior Cover to the post.
We highly recommend using the DriveTite Exterior Installation Kit to install DriveTite Exterior. The DriveTite Installation Kit includes several tools that will ease your installation.
We advise putting a cable every 3 1/8″, as we’ve found that this spacing (when combined with a structural wood post placed every 4 feet), allows for minimal cable deflection and keeps you within the common 4″ sphere rule for code compliance. If your overall system height is 36″ tall, typically a 10 pack for each post is required (depending on your handrail setup, it might be less). For 39″ systems purchase an 11 pack, and for 42″ systems purchase a 12 pack.