Tool Operational Requirements:
- Cable crimpers
- Cable cutters
- Reciprocating saw/Grinder/Hacksaw
- Marker pen
Cable railing kit choosing
We have 2 combinations for you.
1, Both terminal side using threaded stud.
2, One terminal side use threaded stud, and another terminal side using stemball.
1, Measure/cut cable
Measure overall length from outside face of the beginning post to the outside face of your ending post face.
unroll enough cable from the spool, add an extra 3” to make sure the cable is long enough and to make it easier to work with. Cut to this length with cable cutters.
3, Cut cable to final length
To determine where to cut the cable at the end post, push the raw cut end of the cable through the drilled hole and pull all the slack out of the cable. Mark the exit point, where the cable emerges on the outside face of the post. Remove cable from the hole and place on the deck surface or similar flat surface. Do not unlace from the intermediate posts.
5, Tension the cable
Apply a small amount of the supplied anti-seize lubricant to the threads and tighten with a wrench until taut. Start with tightening the middle cable first, then tighten cables above and below in an alternating sequence until all cables have been tensioned
6, Remove excess threads
After tensioning, excess threads must be removed. If using the Washer/Hex Nut/Acorn Nut combination, to protect the fitting during the cut, screw another sacrificial hex nut right after the installed tensioned hex nut, from which you may saw or grind up against. Use a reciprocating saw, grinder or hacksaw to make the cut. When completed you should have no exposed threads. Now remove the sacrificial grinding nut exposing the ¼” threads that the acorn nut is threaded onto, then screw on the acorn nut. If using the Cable Quick Nut/Cover combination, the sacrificial hex nut is not required, just cut or grind excess thread and screw on the cover.