• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube

Tube And Pipe Connectors For Railing Assembly And Fabrication

Wagner has a varied line of tube and pipe connectors. Most notable are two Wagner originals — Splice-Lock™ mechanical tube and pipe connectors, and Wedge-Lock™ welded tube and pipe connectors.

Splice-Lock Tube and Pipe Connectors For Mechanical Splice Connections

Available in steel, aluminum alloy 3003 and stainless steel Type 304. Splice-Locks are designed for the alignment of handrail sections and as expansion joints. They are most effective as a joint stiffener when used within 12″ of a welded post or handrail bracket.

The screw hole is threaded into the connector and the Splice-Lock’s prongs hold the piece together as a unit allowing for simple insertion into the pipe or tube. The set screw is a headless socket with a cup end.

Splice-Lock tube and pipe connectors have a similar shear strength as standard pipe but are not to be used in post Assemblies.

Splice-Lock tube and pipe connectors are available in single-lock and double-lock.

Single-Lock Splice-Locks are for use as Connectors or expansion joints. For maximum strength, use Double-Lock Splice-Locks.

Single-Lock Splice-Lock Assembly

single-splice-lock-pipe-connectors-assembly

SINGLE-SPLICE-LOCK-pipe-connector
Single-Lock, Splice-Lock

The Splice-Lock contacts the inside of the pipe or tube in four areas along its length to ensure alignment and maximum strength.

  1. Drill 13/32″ diameter hole for 3/8″ Screws or 11/32″ hole for 5/16″ Screws. This clear hole should be centered 3/8″ from the end of each Pipe or Tube for 3-3/4″ Splice-Locks or 17/32″ to center for 6″ Splice-Locks, as shown.
  2. Insert Splice-Lock into this first section.
  3. Insert and partially tighten the Set Screw.
  4. Slide other section to be joined over the Splice-Lock.
  5. Complete tightening of the Set Screw until no movement is possible.

Resultant action: Splice-Lock contacts inside of pipe or tube in four areas along the full length to ensure alignment and maximum strength.

Double-Lock Splice-Lock Assembly

double-splice-lock-pipe-connectors-assembly

DOUBLE-SPLICE-LOCK-pipe-connectors
Double-Lock, Splice Lock

The Splice-Lock contacts the inside of the pipe or tube in four areas along its length to ensure alignment and maximum strength.

  1. Drill 13/32″ diameter hole for 3/8″ Screws or 11/32″ hole for 5/16″ Screws. This clear hole should be centered 3/8″ from the end of each pipe or tube for 3-3/4″ Splice-Locks or 17/32″ to center for 6″ and 8″ Splice-Locks, as shown.
  2. Insert Splice-Lock into this first section.
  3. Insert and partially tighten the set screw.
  4. Slide other section to be joined over the Splice-Lock.
  5. Insert second set screw and tighten both screws fully.

Resultant action: Splice-Lock contacts inside of pipe or tube in four areas along the full length to ensure alignment and maximum strength. The two screws also cause a pinning action in both pieces for added strength.

Wedge-Lock Tube and Pipe Connectors For Welded Splice Connections

Available for Steel, Aluminum and Stainless Steel, Wedge-Lock tube and pipe connectors align your railing prior to welding.When used properly, you will save up to 50% on your shop and field welding, and grinding and finishing costs.

wedge-lock-pipe-connectors

Wedge-Lock Instructions:

  1. Place connector in each end of pipe or tube until it makes contact with the Wedge-Lock’s ribs.
  2. Insert wedge into groove of Wedge-Lock and hammer into place.
  3. The Wedge-Lock will expand against the material wall to properly lock and align the pipe or tube.
  4. Weld the joint solid and grind smooth.

wedge-lock-pipe-connectors-assembly

To check on availability and pricing, visit our e-commerce site. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

sixteen − 14 =

Resources

View All »

LEGATO RAILING COLLECTION

Straightforward installation and the ability to customize your look.

Videos

Lighted Railing Installation

Installation instructions for Lumenrail®

Lighting

Cable Railing Installation

Learn about Ultra-tec® cable cutting, swaging measurements and how to install cable railing.

 

Installation