Every Cable Bullet system—wood post, metal post, and sleeved post hardware—shares the same basic design, functionality, and tensioning system. However, each system does have unique components and separate installation instructions. For detailed specifications and project recommendations, as well as instructions for sloped runs and intermediate posts, download the full installation instructions below.
Below is a step-by-step demonstration on installing the Cable Bullet cable rail system on a cedar post deck.
Step 1: Measure and mark each end post every three inches.
Step 2: Mark each end post on center at every 3” mark.
Step 3: At each 3" mark, drill a 9/16" hole (1/2" in very soft cedar) to 1-1/2" depth.
Step 4: Chuck Bullet driver and attach Bullet.
Step 5: Set Bullets for both end posts.
Step 6: Place lobed washer on cable end.
Step 7: Place crimp sleeve on cable end.
Step 8: Crimp sleeve flush with cable end.
Step 9: Confirm crimp sleeve is set tight. Check for a fully domed hex crimp.
Step 10: Insert crimped cable end into Bullet.
Step 11: Advance set screw until flush with Bullet face.
Step 12: Pull cable tight to opposite Bullet and measure 1" longer than face of Bullet.
Step 13: Cut cable.
Step 14: Repeat steps 6–11 for the cable end you just cut to length.
Step 15: Once all cable runs in one section have been installed, finish tensioning each cable by advancing each set screw.
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