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Fiberon Horizon Railing
Installation Instructions

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Fiberon Horizon Rail Installation Instructions

Fiberon Horizon
Capped Composite Railing

Fiberon's Horizon railing complements all Fiberon Decking Products, helping you create a beautiful, customized outdoor space.

  • Flat drink-friendly rails are made from sturdy, low-maintenance composite
  • Balusters can be installed in square or diamond pattern
  • Top and bottom rail daggers anchor balusters for added stability
  • Available in six and eight foot line sections and six foot stair section

Line Rail Installation

  1. Measure the distance between properly installed, plumb posts.
  2. Mark the top rail for the inside distance between the posts. The distance from the end of the rail to the first baluster slots should be equal on both ends of the rail. Ensure that the bracket screws will fasten into the top rail and that none fall into the routed baluster slots.

    Note: Minimum distance from post to first baluster slot on top rail is 2 -1/8".

  3. Place the bottom rail next to the top rail so that the top and bottom baluster slots are aligned. Mark the bottom rail for the inside distance between the posts.
  4. Cut the top and bottom rails to fit tightly between the posts.
  5. Center the bottom bracket on the underside of the bottom rail (Figure 1). Inset the bottom bracket 1/16" from the end of the rail. Mark the three hole locations on the rail. Pre-drill 1/8" holes at the desired locations. Repeat for opposite end.
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  6. Secure the bottom bracket to the bottom rail using three #10 x 1" long screws. Repeat for opposite end. Do not over-tighten screws.
  7. Center the top bracket on the underside of the top rail (Figure 2). Inset the top bracket 1/16" from the end of the rail. Mark the three hole locations on the rail. Pre-drill 5/32" holes at the desired locations. Repeat for opposite end.
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  8. Secure the top bracket to the top rail using three #10 x 1" long screws. Repeat for opposite end. Do not over-tighten screws.
  9. Ensure that the Post Sleeve Molding is in place at the bottom of the posts.
  10. Secure crush block support with supplied screw to 1/3 points of underside of bottom rail. Slide crush blocks onto supports.
  11. Place the bottom rail and crush blocks between the posts and on the crush block. Ensure that the bottom rail is level and that the ends of the rail are centered on the post.
  12. Mark on the post the two bottom bracket hole locations. Pre-drill 1/8" holes at desired locations. Repeat for opposite end.
  13. Secure the bottom rail to the post using two #10 x 2" long screws. Repeat for opposite end. Do not over-tighten screws.

    Note: A flexible shaft or extended bit holder (not included) is helpful during this step.

  14. Determine the desired baluster design (squared look, diamond look or a mixed pattern of the two. Note: Diamond pattern is not possible on stair sections (Figure 3).
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  15. Ensure that all of the balusters are of equal length. Trim if necessary.
  16. Fully engage the bottom baluster dagger (Figure 4) into each baluster slot in the bottom rail. Orient the bottom baluster dagger to achieve the desired look (Figure 3).
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  17. Fully engage a baluster over each bottom baluster dagger.
  18. Fully engage the top baluster dagger (Figure 5) into each baluster slot in the top rail. Ensure that the top baluster dagger is oriented the same as the corresponding bottom baluster dagger.
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  19. Place the top rail between the post and above the top end of the balusters. Starting at one end of the rail, reposition top end of the baluster to allow the top baluster dagger to engage. Repeat for each baluster.
  20. Once all of the balusters are engaged, gently push down on the top rail until the bottom end of the balusters contacts the bottom rail (Figure 6). The top baluster insert should be tightly secured between baluster and the underside of the top rail.
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  21. Ensure that the top rail is level and that the rail ends are centered on each post.
  22. Mark on the post the two top bracket hole locations. Pre-drill 5/32" holes at the desired locations. Repeat for opposite end.
  23. Secure the top rail to the post using two #10 x 2" long screws. Repeat for opposite end. Do not over-tighten.

    Note: A flexible shaft bit holder (not included) is helpful during this step.

  24. Mount and glue Post Caps after all rail sections are installed.

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