mounting steel railing to stone 02-19-2010, 08:46 pm. you guys may as well build these railings for me since i'm asking so many questions. here's more of a general construction question some of you may have encountered. i will be mounting the railings into 2' solid bluestone. since they are railings, they are obviously near the edge of the stone.
3. take the ding to an ornamental iron-works shop and have the new railing fabricated using the desired style of metal posts and railings. ask the shop to drill 1/2-inch holes for anchors in
ask this old house mason mark mccullough installs a custom metal railing using anchoring cement. use the coring drill to drill out holes for the railing. a scrap piece of stone can be used to
basically, though, and assuming some sort of pipe railing get the concrete coring boys out to drill a neat hole into the granite, and set the post into the hole with and epoxy dry pack mix. toss in some granite dust to get something of a match to the stone. test everything for staining potential first.
attaching the bracket and securing the post 1 hold the bracket in place and set the bolt in the top of the hole, then hammer the anchor into the hole until it is just flush with the bottom plate.
you can surface mount a post that will have more than one point of support, such as a post that attaches to both a concrete slab and a covered roof, or a post that supports a handrail that's also attached to a house. post bases, typically made from metal, attach directly to the surface of the concrete. you drill into the concrete and insert concrete screws or anchors.
i've got three exterior steps made of natural sandstone. they are 6 ft wide, and 10' thick. i need to anchor a metal handrailing to them. the railing has two feet: 1/4' metal plates with 3/8' holes drilled 10' apart. i original thought of using cammed anchors for rock climbing, but i'm worried that the force of the cam will crack my stone steps.
step 3. place a carpenter's level vertically on the column. d a short line intersecting the marks on the column. measure from the first marks on the column and make a mark on the vertical lines that represents the thickness of the top and bottom of the railing.
attaching a railing to brick is a relatively simple task, well within the ability of a competent do-it-yourselfer. it requires only basic skills and tools, though a helper and a hammer drill make
a hand railing can be attached to a brick will using tapcon concrete screws. www.concretefasteners.com/anchors-fasteners/tapcon-screw/
when metal railing are to be installed within the intervals of brick pillars, the railings are attached to the brick pillar using angled cleats which are drilled into the pillar. alternatively, a more secure option is to bolt a metal wall strap, which is a solid metal plate that rises from top to bottom of the pillar.
start with a corner piece. backbutter the stone with a thin coat of mortar and then put a lip around the edge creating a cup. set it in place, wiggle it around and hold it for about 5 to 10 seconds to make sure you have good adhesion. prepare the stone for the opposite corner in the same way.
attaching a rail to cultured stone every search i've tried takes me to installation of the cultured stone itself, not about how to attach items to cultured stone that already is installed i'm trying to install a vinyl handrail to an existing post that has the cultured stone already installed
all you do is purchase the appropriate fastener for your surface masonry screw for brick or stone, lag screw for wood, etc . some examples of how folks have incorporated brick, stone, wood and engineered materials are: replacing our iron/ aluminum fence posts with columns or pillars; framing gates with pillars or columns on each side
you'll need to do this quickly, since the cement will be rock hard in about 10 minutes. to drill the holes, we normally use a hammer drill and a bit specified for the material we're drilling in most cases, a diamond-tip bit . if we're worried about cracking the stone, we use a core drill with a diamond bit,
re: porch railings into stone pillars all good suggestions. a couple more: 1. depending on the size thickness of the fiberglass rail, an 8' piece may be flexible enough to 'spring' into the pockets a couple of inches. with a couple of guys and some fixturing. 2. do a 2-piece rail and splice with railing connector bolts as used on interior rails.
get someone with a hammer drill to drill into the stones and have them place a threaded anchor rod that is glued in with a special epoxy and use the type of base plate that screws onto the anchor rod. or don't attach it to the steps at all. attach them to the solid foundation, putting them really close to the steps.
metal railing anchoring cement mixing cup sponge caulking steps: 1. locate a local welding company to make the railings for the steps. this process usually takes up to 3 weeks. 2.
attach the metal lathe. cover the column with expanded metal lathe so the stones will have something to adhere to. place the side with ridges toward the tar paper image 1 . an elegant stone column mailbox adds a nice touch to the front of a home, and the experts show how to set the stones. how to build a kitchen column.
i like the idea of attaching the handrail to the foundation on at least one side. while you could use wrought iron, you might be able to get a railing made to match the fencing around the upper part of the patio. the railing would rise from about 36' to about 52'. this is a lovely space. best wishes
these are the two most common methods of attaching a stair railing, and the special steps youll need to take for stone. fascia installation: when attaching a railing system to the side of stone stairs, its important that the face plate attaching to the stone is wide enough to distribute the load applied to the railing. otherwise, the pressure applied might be concentrated enough to crack the stone or loosen the railing.
the guide is accepted by many code officials as compliant with the code. a typical connection for the railing to post is shown in the diagram below. it uses a 2×6 or 5/4 top rail attached to each post top with three 3 screws or three 16d nails. additional fasteners into the horizontal 2×4 would add additional strength.
the screw-on types must be attached to the railing leg before it is mounted to the porch. the drop-in types first can be mounted, then the railing leg can be dropped in. these usually are secured
here's an overview of each type of anchor and how you can use them to attach a railing to a stone wall: concrete screws. image from lizhan hardware. first survey your location and decide where you will want the supports for your railing to go. make sure to a mark where the holes will go with a marker. next, you will need to drill a pilot hole.