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    Buyers Guide Cable Rail SyStemS deSigned foR Wood PoStS

  • How it WorksThe Viewrail cable rail system is comprised of two mounting options for wood posts, each utilizing our hallmark hidden-fastener innovations that keep your project simple and elegant. Our mounting options are the Wood Dual Inside Post Mount, and the Standard Mount. The following diagrams and descriptions are a great way to get familiar with our cable rail system.

    The Wood Dual Inside Post MountThe Wood Dual Inside Post Mount is designed for use in wood post projects where both sides of a post are not accessible at both ends of a cable run. All posts will be drilled with half inch holes all the way through the post, except for the posts receiving the Wood Inside Post Mounts. Those posts will have a half inch hole drilled 1 11/16" deep, which will then have the Wood Inside Post Mounts screwed into them. Now a Threaded Crimp Fitting is crimped to one end of the cable and threaded into the Wood Inside Post Mount. Cable and Insert Sleeves are strung, and the other end of the cable is measured, cut, strung with an Uncrimped Threaded Crimp Fitting, and crimped with a Cable Stop.

    The Uncrimped Threaded Crimp Fitting and Cable Stop are inserted into the Wood Inside Post Mount. Using the tools provided in the Viewrail Rental Tool Kit, these two parts are threaded together and tightened, which pushes the Cable Stop in to create tension. Tighten until the appropriate amount of tension is achieved. Tap in the Insert Sleeves and youre finished.

    [Not recommended for cedar. Testing shows the screws will hold over 1000 pounds in Southern Yellow Pine.]

    Insert Sleeve

    Threaded Crimp Fitting

    Threaded Crimp Fitting [uncrimped]

    Cable Stop

    *This system is suitable for all types of wood. Pre-drilling is required.

    This Uncrimped Threaded Fitting pushes the Cable Stop to tighten the cable.

    7x7 5/32" Stainless Steel Cable

    Dual Inside Post Mount Diagram

    Insert Sleeves

    *Holes must be 1/2"

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  • The Standard MountThe Standard Mount can be used with wood or steel posts and requires half inch holes to be drilled in preparation for the stainless steel cable and components. A Fixed End Fitting is crimped to one end of the cable. Next, the cable is strung through the posts, making sure any Insert Sleeves have been strung as well. The other end of the cable is now measured and cut to the proper length, after which a Threaded Crimp Fitting is crimped to it.

    The Threaded Crimp Fitting and cable are inserted into one side of the post, while a Tension Receiver is inserted into the opposite side of the same post. Using the tools provided in the Viewrail Tool Kit, these two parts are threaded together and tightened until the appropriate amount of tension is achieved. Tap in the Insert Sleeves and youre finished.

    Insert Sleeve

    Insert Sleeve

    Threaded Crimp Fitting

    Tension Receiver

    Fixed End Fitting

    *Holes must be 1/2"

    7x7 5/32" Stainless Steel Cable

    Standard Mount Diagram

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    How it Works

  • Bundles

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    Wood Dual Inside Post Level Fitting Bundle VR242This bundle contains two (2) Wood Inside Post Mounts, two (2) Threaded Crimp Fittings, one (1) Cable Stop, two (2) Insert Sleeves, and two (2) derlin washers. Use on runs up to 30; can turn one 40 angle.

    Wood Dual Inside Post Angle Fitting Bundle VR245This bundle contains two (2) Wood Inside Post Mounts, two (2) Threaded Crimp Fittings, one (1) Cable Stop, two (2) Wood Angle Inserts, and two (2) Delrin washers. Use on runs up to 30; can turn one 40 angle.

    Post

    Threaded Crimp Fitting

    CRIMP FIRST CRIMP LAST

    UNCRIMPED Threaded Crimp FittingWood Inside Post Mount

    Post

    Wood Inside Post MountCable Stop

    Wood Angle Inserts

    Derlin Plastic Washers (2)

    Post

    Threaded Crimp Fitting

    CRIMP FIRST CRIMP LAST

    UNCRIMPED Threaded Crimp FittingWood Inside Post Mount

    Post

    Wood Inside Post MountCable Stop

    Derlin Plastic Washers (2)

    Oval Washer WasherInsert Sleeve

    Long Insert Sleeve

    Insert Sleeve

    Angle Insert Sleeve

    Tension Receiver

    Fixed End Fitting

    Angle Washer

    Insert Sleeve

    Angle Insert Sleeve

    Tension Receiver

    Fixed End Fitting

    Angle Washer

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    Wood Standard Level Fitting Bundle VR252This bundle contains one (1) Fixed End Fitting, one (1) Threaded Crimp Fitting, one (1) Tension Receiver, two (2) Insert Sleeves, and two (2) Washers. Use on straight runs up to 40; can turn one 45 corner.

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    Wood Standard Angle Fitting Bundle VR255This bundle contains one (1) Fixed End Fitting, one (1) Threaded Crimp Fitting, one (1) Tension Receiver, two (2) Wood Angle Inserts, two (2) Angle Washers, and two (2) Oval Washers. Use on straight runs up to 40.

    Wood Dual Tension Level Fitting Bundle VR262This bundle contains two (2) Threaded Crimp Fittings, two (2) Tension Receivers, two (2) Insert Sleeves, and two (2) Washers. Use on runs up to 70; can turn up to two 45 angles.

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    Not recommended for cedar posts.

    Not recommended for cedar posts.

  • Wood Angle Insert VR336This part serves the same purpose as the Insert Sleeve, except it is used whenever cable passes through a post at an angle. (as with stairs, etc.)

    ComponentsHere youll find all of the parts in our Bundles, as well as a variety of fittings, sleeves, and washers that give the Viewrail Cable Rail System the flexibility your project demands.

    Tension Receiver VR301This part is threaded inside to receive the Threaded Crimp Fitting. An allen wrench is used to turn the Tension Receiver to tighten a cable.

    Threaded Crimp Fitting VR302This part is crimped to the end of a cable so it can be terminated in a Tension Receiver or Inside Post Mount.

    Fixed End Fitting VR308This part is crimped to the end of a cable and used at the opposite end of a Tension Receiver in our Standard Fitting Bundle.

    Stainless Steel Cable VR100Our 5/32 316SS marine-grade stainless steel cable is suitable for residential and commercial applications. It is made from 7 bundles of 7 strands each. The multiple bundles makes it very flexible and easy to turn corners.

    Wood Inside Post Mount VR321These parts are used to mount cable to wood posts when mounting through the post is not desirable.

    Cable Stop VR312This part is crimped to the end of a cable to provide a free-spinning termination used at one end of the Dual Inside Post Mount. Two (2) included Delrin washers allow the parts to free-spin.

    Insert Sleeve VR330This part is a way to cover the hole wherever cable exits a post, creating a clean and elegant look. Insert sleeves are required for certain corner applications.

    Stainless Steel Washer (VR340) and Oval Washer (VR342)Washers are recommended whenever a Fixed End Fitting or a Tension Receiver is used in a softwood or vinyl application. Oval washers are for use in an angled application.

    Angle Washer VR345Angle washers are recommended whenever a Fixed End Fitting or a Tension Receiver is used in an angled application.

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  • Intermediate PostsThe Viewrail cable rail system offers intermediate posts as a solution for layouts that have more than 4 feet between posts. These posts can be spaced evenly between main posts to keep cable deflection to a minimum.

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    Mounting bracket

    Wood block

    Screw

    1st

    2nd

    Available in stainless or aluminum: brushed finish or powdercoat black

    Can be trimmed to fit on job site or ordered to specific height

    Available with a swivel top for stairs

    Available with custom hole spacing

  • 7Installation ConsiderationsWood posts should be installed no more than 4 feet apart to keep cable within the 4 sphere rule. Intermediate posts can be thin material. Anchor posts at the end of a run should be at least 3 square.

    Wood posts must be anchored securely to the deck. The tension of the cables produces extreme forces.

    Holes in posts should be drilled a maximum of 3 on center apart.

    Handrail must be strong enough to not deflect under the forces of the cable

    Vinyl wrapped and composite wrapped posts can be easily used with the dual inside post mount since all of the mounting is into the wood substructure. The standard mount requires shimming to be sure that the vinyl or composite does not compress or deflect when tightening the cable.

    Listed below are ways that corners can be configured:

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    Offset Single Post Corner

    Multiple Post Corner

    This configuration uses our Tension Receivers in holes that are offset by ".

    This configuration requires our Insert Sleeves.

    Fixed Single Post Corner

    This configuration uses two Fixed End Fittings.

    Inside Post Mount Corner

    This configuration uses two Inside Post Mounts and requires a 3.5" minimum post size.

    Fixed Single Post Corner

    This configuration uses two Fixed End Fittings.

    Start/Stop Corner

    This configuration terminates a cable run in each post.

    Offset Single Post Corner

    Multiple Post Corner

    This configuration uses our Tension Receivers in holes that are offset by ".

    This configuration requires our Insert Sleeves.

    Fixed Single Post Corner

    This configuration uses two