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Special Application Universal Top Post

Special Application Universal Top 2″ Square Post

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Details of each “Post Configuration” can be found in the description below.

Product Description

Special Application Universal Top 2″ Square Posts have a larger base foot for added additional structural support. The added space allows for using fasteners designed for applications other than wood decks.

Our cable railing posts are available in multiple material types (304 Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless Steel & Aluminum), and in multiple finishes (Brushed, Powder Coated Black, White, Pewter & Copper Vein). All holes are drilled with 3.125″ spacing, and we recommend putting a post at least every 4 feet to reduce deflection and ensure that you meet code. Guide to getting started with Viewrail.

Post Configuration Details:

"A" Cable Railing Post

“A” – The “A” post is designed to be a start or end post on level runs. It has level 1/2″ holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

"A-2" Cable Railing Post

“A-2” – The “A-2″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on level runs. It has level 1/2” holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Steel Insert Sleeves” (36″ – 20, 39″ – 22, 42″ – 24).

"A-5" Cable Railing Post

“A-5” – The “A-5″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on level runs. It has level 5/16” holes drilled on both sides of the post. The cable will simply pass directly through the post, no additional fittings are required.B Post Up & Down Surface Mount

“B” – The “B” (Up or Down) post is designed to be a start or end post on angled stair runs. It has 1/2″ offset* holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits). The “Up” or “Down” options refer to the direction the cable will be travelling when it exits the post.

"B-5" Cable Railing Post

“B-5” – The “B-5″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on angled stair runs. It has 5/16” offset* holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeves” (36″ – 20, 39″ – 22, 42″ – 24)C Post Left & Right Surface Mount

“C” – The “C” post is designed to be a level corner post where one run of cable ends, and another begins (going left or right depending on your selection). It has level 1/2″ holes drilled on both sides of the post, and a set of KeyMount holes turning left or right. Recommended fittings: “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits) & “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

"D" Cable Railing Post

“D” – The “D” post is designed to turn a corner from an angled staircase to a level balcony turning left or right. It has 1/2″ offset* holes drilled on opposite sides of the post, and 1/2″ level holes drilled on the other two faces. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits) & “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

"F" Cable Railing Post

“F” – The “F” post is designed to be a start post on level runs. One side of the post has level KeyMount holes drilled into it, the other three sides of the post are completely clean (pick this post for an extra clean look). Recommended fittings: “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

“G” – The “G” post is designed to transition from a stair (angled) section to a level section while maintaining your handrail height. It has 5/16″ holes drilled on opposite sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeve” (20, 22, or 24 sleeves depending on handrail height). Additional Hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

"H" Cable Railing Post

“H” – The “H” post is designed to transition from 36″ tall stair section to a 39″ or 42″ level balcony section. It has 10, 5/16″ offset* holes drilled on opposite sides of the posts, in addition it has one (39″) or two (42″) KeyMount holes drilled at the top of the high side of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeve” (20 sleeves) & “KeyMount Kits” (39″ – 1 kit, 42″ – 2 kits). Additional hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

"I" Cable Railing Post

“I” – The “I” post is designed to turn a corner from an angled staircase and change heights to a level balcony turning left or right. It has 10, 1/2″ offset* holes drilled on opposite sides of the post, and 11 (39″) or 12 (42″), 1/2″ level holes drilled on the other two faces. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits) & “Level Tension Kits” (39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits). Additional hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

J Post Up & Down Surface Mount

“J” – The “J” (Up or Down) post is designed to be a start post on angle stair runs. One side of the post has KeyMount holes drilled into it, the other three sides of the post are completely clean (pick this post for an extra clean look). Recommended fittings: “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

"R" Cable Railing Post

“R” – The “R” post is designed to be a start post on level runs that can mount directly to a wall. One side of the post has level KeyMount holes drilled into it, the opposite side has 1/8″ holes that allow you to use our 2″ trim screws to fasten the post to the wall. Recommended fittings: “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits) & 2″ Trim Screws (15).

"S" Cable Railing Post

“S” – The “S” post is shipped without any holes pre-drilled in the post itself (handrail bracket and foot still come pre-drilled). Select this post if you have an application where cables aren’t necessary but you still want to run handrail, or in a custom application and you want to drill the holes yourself.

* All offset holes are drilled at 40 degrees (the typical angle of a staircase), these 40 degree holes work with angles between 36 – 42 degrees. If you staircase falls outside those angles custom hole drilling can be requested at no additional charge.

Posts are manufactured 1″ shorter than their defined height. This will allow you to be at the exact height with our 1″ tall metal handrail, or slightly over with our 1 5/8″ tall 6000 series handrail.

Mounting feet come with 4 holes (6 holes on “B” posts) for 3/8″ fasteners. The handrail bracket also comes with 6 pre-drilled holes to secure the handrail.

The standard brackets that come with our posts are designed to work with flat bottom handrail, if you order our Round Metal Handrail 2″, we’ll automatically select rounded brackets to work with the handrail. If you have round wood handrail, or are ordering an additional post for your project please specify in the notes if you need a rounded bracket.

The stainless steel posts are a hand polished stainless steel.  The finish is created by with an American worker and polishing wheel working with the steel products. The finish is polished to a bright finish with enough polishing lines to give character to the light as it reflects off. Here is what our customer’s say, “High quality” … “Beautiful Finish” … “Very Durable.” Posts are pre-drilled with 3.125″ spacing to accommodate our cable railing system. Custom hole drilling can be requested. Mounting feet with 4 holes are provided for 3/8″ fasteners. They can be fastened to concrete or wood with the 4 mounting holes provided at the bottom of the mounting feet.   Since there is a such a wide scope of fastening situations, fasteners are not provided.  Angle posts have holes drilled at a 40 degree angle which will accommodate most stairways from 37 degrees to 42 degrees. They can be ordered as 3-way and 4 way with holes on 3 sides or 4 side of the post to allow for creating right angles from posts.

Product Specifications

Surface Mount Post Attachment Guide Standard Post Hole Specifications

Installation Guide

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Completed Projects

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    Product Q&A


    Guest
    Jim Womble
    1 year 7 months ago

    Can custom heights be ordered? We are looking for a short height of 26.5″. If so, what is the price and turn around?

    Support
    1 year 7 months ago

    Hi Jim,

    Custom heights can be ordered. Price and lead time will depend on the job specifications as well as the materials and finish that you’re looking into. Please email your project specifications, along with pictures and drawings or measurements of your project to sales@stairsupplies.com to discuss price and lead time. We’d love to help you get a quote together!