VR290 - Level Tension Kit

Level Tension Kit – VR290

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Product Description


The Level Tension Kit contains everything you need to tension one end of a run of cable.*

1 – Tension Receiver (VR305)
1 – Threaded Crimp Fitting (VR306)
1 – Steel Insert Sleeve (VR331)

These components are crafted from marine-grade 316 stainless steel for lasting beauty and strength. If you are purchasing our 36″ tall posts purchase a 10 pack for each tensioning post. For 39″ posts purchase a 11 pack, and for 42″ posts purchase a 12 pack.

*You will need to purchase a kit for the other end of your cable, either another Level Tension Kit, an Angle Tension Kit (for starting or ending on a staircase), or a KeyMount Kit (which is used in our C, F, H & J posts to begin a cable run inside the post). We highly recommend using our Cable Rail Installation Tool Kit (VR400) to install this product.

Installation Guide

Click on the image below to view our cable railing installation guide.

Metal Post Install Guide

Completed Projects

This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"

    Product Q&A


    Guest
    Aniel Preetam
    2 years 7 months ago

    what is the longest straight run I can run cables between two posts

    Support
    2 years 7 months ago

    The longest run that we have tested is 70 feet (assuming you have Level Tension Kit’s on both ends of the cable). Beyond that length you’d want to add double posts somewhere in your run for added tensioning ability.

    Guest
    sam
    2 years 6 months ago

    what diameter of cable?

    Support
    2 years 6 months ago

    These fittings are designed to work with cable that is 5/32″ in diameter.

    Guest
    James Letourneau
    2 years 3 months ago

    I would like to use wood post around the perimeter and want to know what you have for all the mid posts where the wire goes thru.the posts Is there a stainless steel piece that is installed or do I just drill smaller holes the the wire passes thru. Thanks Jim

    Support
    2 years 3 months ago

    Thank you for your inquiry, James. You can find our selection of intermediate posts by clicking here. If there is anything further we can assist with, please let us know.

    Guest
    Tim
    1 year 10 months ago

    What is the size of the hole in the metal post installation?

    Support
    1 year 10 months ago

    Our fittings are designed to work with a 1/2″ hole drilled through the post.

    Guest
    Edgar Villanueva
    1 year 4 months ago

    Does the level tension kit 1 pack come with an assembly for both ends of the cable or one?

    Support
    1 year 4 months ago

    Hi Edgar,

    The 1 pack has the components needed to tension one end of one run of cable. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

    Guest
    Casey Ehrman
    1 year 3 months ago

    Do you sell the steel insert sleeve alone for the cable to pass through wood intermediate post?

    Support
    1 year 3 months ago

    Hi Casey,

    Good question. The first thing you’ll want to know is that our Wood Level Tension Kits are slightly different from this one that is for metal posts. So, if you’re using wood posts, you’ll definitely want to check the Wood Level Tension Kit out. That kit does include a Wood Insert Sleeve that we do sell separately as well. If you need something for intermediate wood posts on an angled run, take a look at the Wood Angle Insert Please let us know if you have any further questions!

    Guest
    Ian
    1 year 3 months ago

    Will this fitting work with a 1″ thk. tube steel post? If not, do you have a shorter tension device that would?

    Support
    1 year 3 months ago

    Ian,

    This kit will not work with a 1″ thick post. They are designed to be hidden inside of 2″ thick steel posts. All of our metal cable railing systems are designed to work with our 2″ thick posts.

    Customer
    briangcoles
    1 year 2 months ago

    If I’m using the Level Tension Kit VR290 for the end of my 9.5′ run (with one post in the center of the run), do I need to use another Level Tension Kit at the other end, which is a corner? Or should I instead use a Key Mount Kit instead for that corner post?

    Support
    1 year 2 months ago

    Brian,

    For this specific application, you can use either another Level Tension Kit or a KeyMount Kit on the other end of your run. As long as your run isn’t over 50-60 feet, you will be fine to use the KeyMount Kit on one end.

    A few things to note:

    • We recommend having no more than 4′ between posts (measured center to center).
    • If you choose to use the KeyMount Kit on the other end, make sure to order an “F” post (assuming this is a level run). An “F” post only has holes on one side of the post.
    • If you choose to use the Level Tension Kit on the other end, make sure to order an “A” post. An “A” post has holes on both sides of the post.
    Guest
    Jordan
    1 year 1 month ago

    Will these work with 3/16″ cable

    Support
    1 year 29 days ago

    Jordan,

    This product is designed to work with our 5/32″ cable. We can’t offer any guarantees with cable that we don’t sell.

    Guest
    Steve
    7 months 24 days ago

    What is the overall diameter of the tensioner fitting that you see on the outside of the post?

    Support
    7 months 23 days ago

    Hi Steve,

    The outside diameter of a Tension Receiver is 11/16″

    Best,
    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Customer
    eclipsedbydesign
    6 months 24 days ago

    Just to confirm, the tension receiver is designed to seat into a 1/2″ diameter hole on a metal post… and the outer collar of the tension receiver (that sits on the outer post surface) is 11/16″ diameter … correct?

    Support
    6 months 24 days ago

    The VR305 Tension Receiver is designed to seat against a 1/2″ hole; the diameter of the Tension Receiver’s collar is 5/8″. If you have any additional questions, please give our team a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.

    Best,
    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Guest
    Drew
    5 months 13 days ago

    What is the diameter of the Steel Insert or Hole in the 2×2″ aluminum intermediate posts? Is it 7/16?

    Support
    5 months 13 days ago

    Hi Drew,

    The Steel Insert Sleeve that comes with the Level Tension Kit is designed to fit a 1/2″ hole. If you have additional questions, please feel free to give us a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.

    Best,
    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Guest
    Jim Serrao
    3 months 8 days ago

    I’m building a fence with 4”x4” cedar post @ 6’ on center. It’s about 160’ long. I’m concerned that I won’t be able to tension it enough with your system.
    Any thoughts?

    Support
    3 months 6 days ago

    Hi Jim,

    We typically recommend that you do not exceed 50ft runs with our Level Tension Kit, but the kit is engineer-stamped up to 70ft if you’re using a Level Tension Kit on both ends of the run. To be clear, we do not recommend spanning posts more than 4ft on center to minimize cable deflection. If we can provide any other technical information or design assistance, please give our team a call at 1 (866) 226-6536.

    Best,
    The StairSupplies Support Team

    Guest
    Charlie
    1 month 23 days ago

    do you have kits for a vertical application

    Support
    1 month 23 days ago

    Thanks for your question Charlie,

    At this time we do not sell any vertical cable rail products or kits.

    If you would like to discuss other options, call one of our specialists at (866) 226 6536.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support