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    Signature Series Top Mount Intermediate Post

    V1-P-IA-36-TM-FB

    Color:
    Flat Black SD
    Mill Finish
    Height:

    72 in Stock - Ships in 1–2 Business Days

    Solid, structural intermediate post with a slim, modern design. These posts coordinate with Signature Series tensioning posts and may be used as structural support with wood or composite post sleeve decks and railings.

    Highlights:

    • Ultra-sleek 3/8-inch profile
    • Tapered holes for straight or angled runs
    • High-quality aluminum body
    • Machined stainless universal pivot top
    • Base cover plate included
    • Post-leveling set screws
    • Clean, press-fit base design

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    • Structural support with a minimal footprint

      The Cable Bullet intermediate post is a sleek, surface-mount, structural pass-through post, designed to support both your cables and top rail, with the smallest visual footprint possible. These posts can be used with Signature Series tensioning posts, or as infill for custom wood railing. Use with cable spacer bars to maximize the view from your deck, patio, or stairway.

      The intermediate post features a stainless steel universal top that may be fastened to a wood or aluminum top rail and is designed to pivot for straight or sloping runs. The post body includes pre-drilled cable pass-through holes every 3 inches on center, optimally sized for use with 5/32" diameter cable (max.). 36-inch posts are designed for 11 cables, 42-inch posts for 13 runs each. The elongated, tapered hole design offers the necessary support fo level runs, while still allowing the cable to pass through without kinking along sloped spans.

      Each post includes one universal top, base plate, and base plate cover. Top rail fasteners and mounting screws not included.

    • Installation

      Supplies:

      • Drill and bits appropriate for anchoring end or intermediate posts to your selection of top rail and flooring
      • (4) Lag screws for mounting each post (e.g. 4” GRK 5/16” RSS Lag Screws - length will vary depending on your sub-structure). 
        NOTE: When mounting to a concrete foundation, use 1/4" x 3-1/4" Hex Head Tapcon screws. In lower-quality concrete, consider an epoxy anchor or very long wedge anchors.
      • (4) Screws to attach the post top to the handrail. For wood handrail, we recommend Grip Fast #9 Trim Head Screws (length will vary by handrail thickness). For attaching Signature Series Reinforced Aluminum Handrail, use Grip Fast #8 x 3/4" Phillips Flat Head Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Screws.

      Structural Guidelines

      The structure supporting your posts must be able to handle the transferred loads of the railing system (150-200 lbs of tension per cable). It is the installer’s responsibility to make certain that the structure your posts are fastened to is capable of supporting the applied loads.

      Handrails are also a structural component of cable railing and must be able to resist both the compression load of the tensioned cable and perpendicular guardrail loads.

      For more information, please read our terms of service.

      Select your post locations

      When designing your railing layout, follow these guidelines.

      • To minimize cable deflection, add Cable Bullet spacer bars or intermediate posts every 3-½ to 4 feet
      • Add structural intermediate posts to support your handrail where necessary

      Setting your posts

      Once your post locations have been identified, mark and drill pilot holes for the post-mounting lag screws. Angle each post according to your cable runs before securing them. Before tightening the lag screws, plumb each post using the leveling set screws at the base. Once your posts are secured, set the base cover plate.

      Attaching your top rail

      Use the ¼” Spanner Nut Bit to loosen the two threaded pins on either side of the stainless steel post top. Once your top rail is set, mark and drill pilot holes for each top mount. Secure the top rail, then tighten the threaded pins.

      Note: To ease the installation of your top rail you may detach the u-shaped top-mounting bracket from the post top completely by removing both threaded pins. Detaching and installing the top-mounting bracket is especially helpful when installing top rail on sloped runs, or where spacing is tight.

      Installing your cables

      Your posts are now ready for cable infill. Complete this process using the Cable Bullet Metal Post Installation Instructions.

       

    • Specifications

      Color: Flat Black
      Material: Aluminum Post Body, T304 Stainless Steel Top
      Coating: Powdercoat, TCI 9030-90922 SD "Super Durable" FLAT BLACK
    • Dimensions

      Overall Height: 36", 42"
      Post Top: 1-11/16" W x 1-1/4" D
      Post Body: 3/8" W x 2" D
      Post Base: 2" W x 3-1/2" D x 7/8" H