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Wrought Iron Handrail Type

Whether you remodel a staircase wrought iron or build a handrail for your tires, most parts of an iron railing are the same. Wrought iron rails are currently not actually wrought iron. True wrought iron was created through a metal process that is no longer used. Most wrought iron rails are today made of other metals such as steel. The upper part of a wrought iron handrail or handrail is also called handrail. Sight Handrail can refer to a whole large part of the shrimp or the smaller bar that runs across the top of the fence. The handrail of larger wrought iron piece is the rail where your hand rests.

Runners and balusters play important roles on a staircase or elevated structure, but they have more than functional value. They also have aesthetic value. Instructions to attach a wrought iron spindle to a wrought iron handrail is, starting with drill holes at the base of rail or stair treads with a little 5/8 inch and in the floor rail underneath. The bottom holes require a maximum depth of 11/16 inches. While the top holes should be at least one inch and a half in the rail for maximum support. Adjacent holes should normally only 4 inches apart, both at the top and bottom.

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Staircase usually has three iron spindles each and balconies use three per foot of the railing. Measure the height of the rail. Use a metal cutting tape saw and cut from the bottom of the spindle. Wear goggles and gloves to avoid risk of injury. Test the spindle length of the sliding top of the spindle in the top hole. And then release the bottom of the bottom hole to ensure the iron spindle fits properly. Adjust the holes or spindle length as needed with your drill and ribbon saw. Push a baluster shoe on the bottom of the spindle for a more professional appearance before attaching the rail.

The spindle goes straight through the hole in the shoe and then the shoe sits on the floor or bottom rail until it gets glued. Sno paint tape around the top of the spindle under the section attached to the top wrought iron handrail. Glue the top of the epoxy spindle and push it into the top hole of the rail. Release the bottom of the spindle into its hole and add epoxy into the hole. Wipe any excess glue with a cloth before it dries and remove the tape. Lift on baluster shoes and apply epoxy to the underside of it. Push it down on the floor or bottom rail and wipe away excess of rag. Insert the secure screw in the side of the shoe to attach it to the spindle even when the glue dries.