CableRail by Feeney
Installation Instructions

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CableRail Standard Assemblies Make Measuring,
Ordering, and Installing a Breeze

CableRail Step-by-Step Installation for Wood Frames

Tool Checklist
  • Safety Glasses
  • Work Gloves
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • Electric Drill
  • Drill Bits
  • Hammer
  • Cable Cutters
  • Vise-Grip Pliers
  • 7/16" Wrench
  • Electric Grinder with Grinding Disk and Cut-off Disk
  • Hacksaw or Electric Reciprocating Saw
  • Cable Lacing Needle

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Mark drill hole locations on posts.

To minimize cable deflection, space cables no more than 3 inches apart and have a post or vertical spacer at least every 3 feet. Also, straight runs of cable (no turns/dips) should not exceed 70 feet. Runs with corners (2 bends at most) should not exceed 40 feet. See Frame Requirements.

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Drill holes in posts. Hole diameter depends on cable size and type of fitting.
1/8" Cable:
5/16" Hole for Threaded Term. Post
1/4" Hole for Intermediate Posts
3/8" for Quick-Connect Post.

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Insert Protector Sleeves at necessary locations. Tap in until flush.

Protector Sleeves prevent abrasion at angled transitions on wood posts (e.g. stair transition posts or outside faces of double corner posts).

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Insert the Threaded Terminal through the Terminal end post and attach a flat washer and Snug-Grip® Washer-Nut. Spin the nut 2 full turns. Strong resistance will be felt as the Snug-Grip® threads engage; so hold the Terminal shaft with pliers.

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Lace the free end of the cable through the intermediate posts and Quick-Connect®SS end post. Slide-on a flat washer and Quick-Connect®SS fitting until they rest against the face of the post.

Use a Lacing Needle if snagging becomes a problem.

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Use Beveled Washers for stair termination posts with angled holes. Available for Threaded Terminal and Quick-Connect ®SS fittings. Always install the Quick-Connect®SS fittings in the top stair post to prevent rain water from running down the cable into the fittings.

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Hold the Quick-Connect®SS fitting with one hand and pull the cable tight with the other. The fitting automatically locks when you release the cable.

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Tension the cables by holding the Threaded Terminal shaft with Vise-Grip pliers and spinning the Snug-Grip® Washer-Nuts with a wrench. See tensioning sequence below.

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Use hacksaw, reciprocating saw, or electric grinder with cut-off disk to saw off the excess threads as close to the Snug-Grip® Washer-Nut as possible. Touch-up with electric grinder. The special Snug-Grip® threads prevent the nut from loosening.

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Use cable cutters or electric grinder with cut-off disk to trim the excess cable. Grind flush the exposed cable ends with an electric grinder.

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Snap on end caps over the exposed Quick-Connect®SS fittings and theSnug-Grip® Washer-Nuts. You’re done.

Enviro-Magic® Cleaner can be applied for lasting protection of stainless steel cable and parts.

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