Choosing the Right Cable for Your Cable Railing

The Wagner Companies offers cable in five different diameters for our Cable Railing System: 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, 5/16″, and 3/8″. For cable railings, you want to use a cable that is as rigid as possible and does not stretch. For most applications, we recommend 1 x 19 construction, type 316 stainless steel strand (cable). Other […]

Mechanical Finish Designations

Mechanical finishes are those finishes accomplished by polishing or grinding. Here are the most common designations. #3 Finish — Also called Grinding, Roughing or Rough Grinding These finishes are coarse in nature and usually are a preliminary finish applied before manufacturing. An example would be grinding gates off of castings, deburring or removing excess weld […]

Typical Handrail Bracket Attachment

Due to structural requirements for Handrail Brackets, proper attachment is critical to assure safety. While there are other methods of attachment, what we show here are the most typical. Check with your fastener supplier regarding Epoxy Anchors and Anchors for hollow block. In hollow wall applications, Handrail Brackets must be fastened to wood studs or appropriate […]

Load Requirements for Handrail and Guard

Handrails and guards must be able to withstand a uniform load of 50 lbs/ft or a concentrated load of 200 lbs placed at the top of the handrail or guard. Infill areas must be able to withstand a load of 50 lbs / square foot. Building on a 165-year legacy, Wagner is the go-to resource […]

Guard Definition and Requirements

The following references are based on the Guard Definition as set out by the International Code Council (ICC) for the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) Guards are in place to prevent accidental falls. They are generally not required unless there is a 30″ drop – which may vary by local Authority Having […]

Handrail Return Requirements

Handrail extensions must return to a wall, itself or the walking surface. Note: While it is a common practice to leave a gap between a wall return and the wall, some inspectors have rejected this as they consider it a return toward the wall and not a return to the wall. Building on a 165-year […]

Building Code Definitions for Handrail

The purpose of a handrail is to provide guidance. It is required on stairs with two or more risers and ADA ramps with a rise of 6″. In commercial applications, a handrail is required on both sides of stairs and ramps. They are not required on walking surfaces with running slope less than 1:20. Height: […]

A Quick Introduction to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

The NFPA is a global organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards. There are two NFPA documents which may apply to your application – NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Code […]

Quick Introduction to The International Code Council

Most municipalities and local code bodies do not write code – they adopt model codes prepared by various code bodies. Historically, model codes were prepared by code bodies such as Building Officials Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) – the National Building Code (NBC); Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) – the Southern Building Code (SBC); […]

Using Cable Railing with Wood Framed Railing

These drawings illustrate some of the ways our cable railing hardware is used in wood end and corner posts. A minimum of a nominal 4 × 4 (3-1/2″ × 3-1/2″ actual) is recommended for any post where cable railing hardware is mounted. Cables should be spaced on end posts on centers of no more than […]

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