VR295 - Wood Level Tension Kit

Wood Level Tension Kit – VR295

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Product Description

The Wood 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 – Wood Insert Sleeve (VR334)
1 – Stainless Steel Washer (VR340)

These components are crafted from marine-grade 316 stainless steel for lasting beauty and strength. We recommend putting a cable every 3 1/8″, we’ve found that this spacing (when combined with an intermediate post placed every 4 feet), allows for minimal cable deflection, so that you stay within the common 4″ sphere rule for code. 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 a 11 pack, and for 42″ systems purchase a 12 pack.

*You will need to purchase a kit for the other end of your cable, either another Wood Level Tension Kit, a Wood Angle Tension Kit (for starting or ending on a staircase), or a DriveTite Kit. 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.
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Completed Projects

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    Product Q&A


    Guest
    S Lau
    2 years 1 month ago

    What is the thread size and diameter of the threaded crimp

    Support
    2 years 1 month ago

    They threads are 1/4 – 20. And the overall size of the fitting is around 9/32″ x 1 1/4″.
    Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    Guest
    jason
    1 year 10 months ago

    how many feet of cable span can one fitting support?

    Support
    1 year 10 months ago

    Hi Jason,
    Assuming you are doing a fixed end on one end, this can pull tension on around 35 feet of cable. If you’re using a Level Tension Kit on both ends, then we recommend that you only try to pull tension about 60 feet in total. The key to being able to pull tension on these long runs is to ensure that you cut and crimp the cable to the optimum length (covered in our instructions).
    Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    Guest
    Anna Markowitz
    1 year 10 months ago

    What sized holes do you need to drill into the wood posts to fit these level tension kits?

    Support
    1 year 10 months ago

    These fittings require a 1/2″ hole drilled all the way through the post. We recommend that you drill half way through both sides of the post, to ensure the straightest hole possible.

    Guest
    kristen
    9 months 30 days ago

    can this product be used on existing 4×4 wood posts?

    Support
    9 months 30 days ago

    Hi Kristen,

    The Wood Level Tension Kit is perfect for existing 4″x4″ posts. Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with!

    Guest
    Mary B. Di Cecco
    9 months 27 days ago

    How does one drill wooden corner posts to accommodate Wood Level Tension Kit components and still maintain the same level of cables on each side of the corner?

    Support
    9 months 23 days ago

    Hi Mary,

    In order to avoid a slight offset, you need a post that’s greater than or equal to 4 1/2″ square. This gives the fittings plenty of clearance inside the post. If your posts are smaller than 4 1/2″ square, doing a small offset (1/8″-1/4″) should allow them to fit inside of a single post. Please let us know if you have any additional questions!

    Guest
    Brian
    9 months 8 days ago

    When you say that “you don’t need an offset” when the post is equal to 4 1/2″ you’re referring to drilling to holes “at the same height” for each of the two runs and simply having the cables internally deflect slightly?

    Support
    9 months 7 days ago

    Hi Brian,

    That’s correct. If your post is 4 1/2″ wide or greater, you can drill holes at the same height without worrying about the fittings hitting each other. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    Guest
    Brian
    9 months 8 days ago

    In the case the that nominal 4×4 posts are used can one use two posts close to the corner and use a continuous cable through them?

    Support
    9 months 7 days ago

    Hi Brian,

    Yes! When doing so, we recommend using Wood Insert Sleeves to ensure that the holes maintain a clean appearance.

    Guest
    Eric
    8 months 25 days ago

    What is the minimal thickness of the wood that these can be used in? I have a a rough cedar board that is 2″ thick (actually 1 3/4″ thick). I would like to use this system in that board, is that too thin?

    Support
    8 months 25 days ago

    Hi Eric,

    From the standpoint of fitting the components inside a post, a 2″ post is the minimum size. However, your ability to tension the cable will be limited by the strength of that board. In addition, your system would not be structurally sound as the post would not be able to stand up against strong lateral forces. We recommend using nominal 4×4 posts with this system.

    Guest
    jeff
    5 months 19 hours ago

    what is the required cable thickness

    Support
    4 months 30 days ago

    Jeff,

    All of our cable railing kits are designed to be compatible with our 5/32″ cable.

    Guest
    tim
    15 days 1 hour ago

    What is the overall length of the tension receiver and the threaded crimp fitting (not including the wood insert sleeve) when screwed in all the way?

    Support
    13 days 1 hour ago

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for your question. The Tension Receiver is 1″ in length and the Threaded Crimp Fitting is 1-1/2″ in length. Properly installed, you would see only the head of the tension receiver and the wood insert sleeve outside a wooden post.

    Best,
    The StairSupplies Support Team