A great way to get your cable railing system in a cost effective ways to use wood posts and the cable as the infill.
So today, what we’re going to show us how to cut the cable and attach the fittings and install your cable rail system in your wood railing. Okay, so now we’ve got our cable fitting attached on one end. You go ahead and put it through the end post, put your washer on, put a jam nut on – just enough to where you could put acorn nut on there but you leave it off for now and you just pull it tight.
Next thing you want to do is go to the end post. You string the cable all the way through all your intermediate posts and go to your end posts.
And you’ve got to cut the cable now, and the point where you want to cut the cable is right in the middle of the post right here, so you just pull the cable up, hold it up, line it up, and then use these cable cutters and cut the cable.
Okay, so now we’ve got our cable cut to length. We just need to attach the fitting on the other end of the cable, just like we did before.
Okay, so we have the cable fittings attached on each end, go ahead and run the cable, fitting through the end post. Put the washer on and your jam nut and you can tension up the cable just enough with your hands.
Once you’ve tensioned it by hand, as far as you can tighten it, you go ahead and use your seven sixteen inch wrench to give it half a turn more. At this point, you just put the acorn nut on to finish it off. You tighten the two nuts against each other using the seven sixteenth wrenches. That keeps the cable from loosening up in time.
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Cut cable to length, crimp and install CLEARVIEW® stainless steel cable fittings