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Buyer’s Guide

Cable Rail Systems designed for Wood Posts

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How it Works The Viewrail cable rail system is comprised of two mounting options for wood posts, each utilizing our hallmark hidden-fastener innovations that keep your project simple and elegant. Our mounting options are the Wood Dual Inside Post Mount, and the Standard Mount. The following diagrams and descriptions are a great way to get familiar with our cable rail system.

The Wood Dual Inside Post Mount The Wood Dual Inside Post Mount is designed for use in wood post projects where both sides of a post are not accessible at both ends of a cable run. All posts will be drilled with half inch holes all the way through the post, except for the posts receiving the Wood Inside Post Mounts. Those posts will have a half inch hole drilled 1 11/16" deep, which will then have the Wood Inside Post Mounts screwed into them. Now a Threaded Crimp Fitting is crimped to one end of the cable and threaded into the Wood Inside Post Mount. Cable and Insert Sleeves are strung, and the other end of the cable is measured, cut, strung with an Uncrimped Threaded Crimp Fitting, and crimped with a Cable Stop. The Uncrimped Threaded Crimp Fitting and Cable Stop are inserted into the Wood Inside Post Mount. Using the tools provided in the Viewrail Rental Tool Kit, these two parts are threaded together and tightened, which pushes the Cable Stop in to create tension. Tighten until the appropriate amount of tension is achieved. Tap in the Insert Sleeves and you’re finished.

Dual Inside Post Mount Diagram [Not recommended for cedar. Testing shows the screws will hold over 1000 pounds in Southern Yellow Pine.]

7x7 5/32" Stainless Steel Cable

Insert Sleeves

*Holes must be 1/2"

Insert Sleeve Threaded Crimp Fitting [uncrimped] Threaded Crimp Fitting Cable Stop

This Uncrimped Threaded Fitting pushes the Cable Stop to tighten the cable. *This system is suitable for all types of wood. Pre-drilling is required.

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How it Works The Standard Mount The Standard Mount can be used with wood or steel posts and requires half inch holes to be drilled in preparation for the stainless steel cable and components. A Fixed End Fitting is crimped to one end of the cable. Next, the cable is strung through the posts, making sure any Insert Sleeves have been strung as well. The other end of the cable is now measured and cut to the proper length, after which a Threaded Crimp Fitting is crimped to it. The Threaded Crimp Fitting and cable are inserted into one side of the post, while a Tension Receiver is inserted into the opposite side of the same post. Using the tools provided in the Viewrail Tool Kit, these two parts are threaded together and tightened until the appropriate amount of tension is achieved. Tap in the Insert Sleeves and you’re finished.

Standard Mount Diagram 7x7 5/32" Stainless Steel Cable

Insert Sleeve Threaded Crimp Fitting Insert Sleeve

Tension Receiver

Fixed End Fitting

*Holes must be 1/2"

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UNCRIMPED Threaded Crimp Fitting Cable Stop

Bundles

Threaded Crimp Fitting

Oval Washer

Wood Inside Post Mount

Washer Insert Sleeve Long Insert Sleeve

Wood Inside Post Mount

Derlin Plastic Washers (2)

Post

CRIMP FIRST

Post

CRIMP LAST

Wood Dual Inside Post Level Fitting Bundle – VR242

This bundle contains two (2) Wood Inside Post Mounts, two (2) Threaded Crimp Fittings, one (1) Cable Stop, two (2) Insert Sleeves, and two (2) derlin washers. Use on runs up to 30’; can turn one 40º angle.

UNCRIMPED Threaded Crimp Fitting Wood Inside Post Mount Cable Stop

(x 2)

(x 2)

(x 2)

(x 2)

Post

Threaded Crimp Fitting Wood Inside Post Mount

Wood Angle Inserts

Derlin Plastic Washers (2)

Not recommended for cedar posts.

CRIMP FIRST

Post

CRIMP LAST

Wood Dual Inside Post Angle Fitting Bundle – VR245

This bundle contains two (2) Wood Inside Post Mounts, two (2) Threaded Crimp Fittings, one (1) Cable Stop, two (2) Wood Angle Inserts, and two (2) Delrin washers. Use on runs up to 30’; can turn one 40º angle. Tension Receiver Insert Sleeve

(x 2)

(x 2)

(x 2)

(x 2)

Angle Insert Sleeve

Not recommended for cedar posts.

Angle Washer

Fixed End Fitting

Wood Standard Level Fitting Bundle – VR252

This bundle contains one (1) Fixed End Fitting, one (1) Threaded Crimp Fitting, one (1) Tension Receiver, two (2) Insert Sleeves, and two (2) Washers. Use on straight runs up to 40’; can turn one 45º corner.

(x 2)

(x 2)

Wood Standard Angle Fitting Bundle – VR255

This bundle contains one (1) Fixed End Fitting, one (1) Threaded Crimp Fitting, one (1) Tension Receiver, two (2) Wood Angle Inserts, two (2) Angle Washers, and two (2) Oval Washers. Use on straight runs up to 40’.

(x 2)

(x 2)

Tension Receiver

(x 2)

Insert Sleeve

Angle Insert Sleeve

Angle Washer

Fixed End Fitting

Wood Dual Tension Level Fitting Bundle – VR262

This bundle contains two (2) Threaded Crimp Fittings, two (2) Tension Receivers, two (2) Insert Sleeves, and two (2) Washers. Use on runs up to 70’; can turn up to two 45º angles.

(x 2)

(x 2)

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Components Here you’ll find all of the parts in our Bundles, as well as a variety of fittings, sleeves, and washers that give the Viewrail Cable Rail System the flexibility your project demands.

Stainless Steel Cable – VR100

Our 5/32ʺ 316SS marine-grade stainless steel cable is suitable for residential and commercial applications. It is made from 7 bundles of 7 strands each. The multiple bundles makes it very flexible and easy to turn corners.

Tension Receiver – VR301

This part is threaded inside to receive the Threaded Crimp Fitting. An allen wrench is used to turn the Tension Receiver to tighten a cable.

Threaded Crimp Fitting – VR302

This part is crimped to the end of a cable so it can be terminated in a Tension Receiver or Inside Post Mount.

Fixed End Fitting – VR308

This part is crimped to the end of a cable and used at the opposite end of a Tension Receiver in our Standard Fitting Bundle.

Wood Inside Post Mount – VR321

These parts are used to mount cable to wood posts when mounting through the post is not desirable.

Cable Stop – VR312

This part is crimped to the end of a cable to provide a free-spinning termination used at one end of the Dual Inside Post Mount. Two (2) included Delrin washers allow the parts to free-spin.

(x 2)

Insert Sleeve – VR330

This part is a way to cover the hole wherever cable exits a post, creating a clean and elegant look. Insert sleeves are required for certain corner applications.

Wood Angle Insert – VR336

This part serves the same purpose as the Insert Sleeve, except it is used whenever cable passes through a post at an angle. (as with stairs, etc.)

Stainless Steel Washer (VR340) and Oval Washer (VR342) Washers are recommended whenever a Fixed End Fitting or a Tension Receiver is used in a softwood or vinyl application. Oval washers are for use in an angled application.

Angle Washer – VR345

Angle washers are recommended whenever a Fixed End Fitting or a Tension Receiver is used in an angled application.

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Intermediate Posts The Viewrail cable rail system offers intermediate posts as a solution for layouts that have more than 4 feet between posts. These posts can be spaced evenly between main posts to keep cable deflection to a minimum.

Mounting bracket Wood block

1st

Screw

2nd

• Available in stainless or aluminum: brushed finish or powdercoat black • Can be trimmed to fit on job site or ordered to specific height • Available with a swivel top for stairs • Available with custom hole spacing

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Installation Considerations Wood posts should be installed no more than 4 feet apart to keep cable within the 4” sphere rule. Intermediate posts can be thin material. Anchor posts at the end of a run should be at least 3 ½” square. Wood posts must be anchored securely to the deck. The tension of the cables produces extreme forces. Holes in posts should be drilled a maximum of 3 ⅛” on center apart. Handrail must be strong enough to not deflect under the forces of the cable Vinyl wrapped and composite wrapped posts can be easily used with the dual inside post mount since all of the mounting is into the wood substructure. The standard mount requires shimming to be sure that the vinyl or composite does not compress or deflect when tightening the cable. Listed below are ways that corners can be configured:

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Start/Stop Corner

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Fixed Single Post Corner

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End Fittings.

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Code Compliance & Warranty Code Compliance for 4ʺ Sphere Meeting the 4ʺ sphere rule means that cables should be spaced on the standard spacing provided in the viewrail posts. The standard spacing is 3 ⅛ʺ O.C. which allows a reasonable amount of deflection of the cable when the posts are spaced no more than 4’ apart. When laying out a deck or balcony it is tempting to space posts farther than 4’ apart, however the deflection of the cable increases dramatically and it cannot be overcome with increased tension. Do not place posts more than 4’ apart and do not space cables more than 3 ⅛ʺ apart to conform to the 4ʺ sphere rule. Often posts are placed adjacent to each other for a dual corner. When placing two posts in a corner, be sure to place them no more than 4ʺ from each other.

Viewrail Stainless Steel Cable and Fittings 10 Year Warranty Viewrail warrants that all Viewrail stainless steel cable and fittings shall be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use, conditions, installation and maintenance in accordance with product specifications for ten (10) years from date of purchase. Conditions: 1. This warranty excludes normal weathering, scratching, tarnishing or product failure caused by exposure to corrosive elements or atmospheric contaminates (e.g. salt spray/air, chemical fumes, pollution, etc), negligence, abuse, vandalism, alteration, accident, shipping, improper maintenance, improper use, improper installation, or acts of God or other causes beyond the control of Viewrail. 2. Buyer shall give Viewrail prompt written notice upon discovery of any such defect. Upon receipt of such notice, Viewrail reserves the right to inspect the product under claim and at its sole option determine whether to repair or replace said product or refund the Buyer the full purchase value of the product. This shall be Buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this agreement. 3. This warranty only covers the costs of defective materials, not the costs of shipping, reinstallation, work displaced, or other incidental costs associated with any warranty claim. 4. Warranty applies only to the original buyers who purchased the product directly from Viewrail. A copy of the original receipt or invoice is required for any claim. 5. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Viewrail’s liability for any and all injuries, claims, losses, expenses or damages whatsoever, including any special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of or in any way related to this agreement (including but not limited to Viewrail’s negligence, strict liability, breach of contract or breach of warranty) shall be limited to the sole and exclusive remedy specified above. 6. Except as specifically provided herein, Viewrail makes no other warranties, expressed or implied. All claims are to be made in writing and addressed to Viewrail, 1722 Eisenhower Dr. North, Goshen, IN 46526.

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