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Standard CableRail Assemblies

CableRail Standard Assemblies Make Measuring, Ordering, and Installing a Breeze

Standard Cable Assemblies are sold in a wide range of standardized pre-cut lengths for easy ordering. There is no wasted time taking precise railing measurements; just select assemblies that are longer than you need and trim any excess in the field. Each assembly includes special Threaded Terminal and automatic-locking Quick-Connect®SS attachment fittings that are sleek, simple to use, and easy to conceal. The result is not only extremely durable and aesthetic but virtually invisible, allowing beautiful, unimpaired views.

  • Made from high-strength, low-maintenance, weather-tough, 316-grade stainless steel

  • Available in 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4" diameter cable to complement any railing design

  • Sold in a wide range of standard lengths (5 ft to 70 ft in 5-ft increments) that can be trimmed to a finished dimension in the field

  • Patented automatic-locking Quick-Connect®SS fittings make installation fast and easy

  • May be installed on new or existing wood or metal railing frames in exterior, interior, residential, and commercial settings

  • Complete installation instructions, frame requirements, 3-part specifications, and detail drawings available.

  • Product contains recycled materials

 


Quick-Connect® fittings make cable projects quicker and easier than ever

Each assembly comes with a Threaded Terminal fitting pre-attached to one end and a field installed Quick-Connect®SS fitting for the other end. Simply secure the Threaded Terminal to one end post, lace the free end of the cable through the remaining posts, slip on a Quick-Connect®SS, tension the line, trim the excess, and finish with decorative end caps.

Standard Cable Assemblies Details 1
Our unique patented stainless steel Quick-Connect®SS fitting is attached to the cable in the field without special tools. One-way jaws allow the cable to easily slide through the fitting in one direction but automatically grab and lock-on when the cable is released. Just slip it on, pull the cable tight, and cut the excess.
The Cable is 1x19 construction, 316-grade stainless steel for strength, durability, and weather protection. Available in 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" diameters.
The stainless Threaded Terminal fitting is fastened (swaged) to one end of the cable at the factory. It is then attached to an end post using our unique Snug-Grip® Washer Nut with special gripping threads to help prevent the nut from loosening. Spin the nut to adjust final tension in the line. Available in 7-1/2" length for wood posts and 4-1/4" for metal posts.
Flat Washers and Snug-Grip® Washer Nuts are all included. Colored End Caps and Stainless steel End Caps are also available as accessory items.

Assembly Options

Our Standard Cable Assemblies come with Quick-Connect® fitting, threaded terminal, cable, washers, and Snug-Grip® washer nut. The colored and stainless steel caps are available options for finishing off the installed assembly*.Start your order now!

1/8" Standard Assemblies
RESIDENTIAL AND LIGHT COMMERCIAL

3/16" Standard Assemblies
EXTRA DURABLE: COMMERCIAL, RESIDENTIAL

1/4" Standard Assemblies
HIGH TRAFFIC, COMMERCIAL METAL RAILINGS

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Finish your assemblies with stylish end caps

Stainless Steel End Caps

Three styles of end caps: dome, crown, and chamfer

Colored End Caps (Polyethylene)

Nine end cap colors:black, white, gray, brown, green, bronze, taupe, cream, silver

Start your order now!

  • Installation Overview
  • Wood Frame Requirements
  • Metal Frame Requirements

Easy Installation Steps

Below are eight easy steps to installing our Standard CableRail assemblies. For more details, download the instructions for installation with wood posts or installation with metal posts.

CableRail installation, step 1
Measure, mark, and drill holes in all posts.
 
CableRail installation, step 2
Insert Protector Sleeves (wood posts) or Grommets/Isolation Bushings (metal posts) at necessary locations.
CableRail installation, step 3
Insert the Threaded Terminal into one end termination post and secure with a Snug-Grip® Washer Nut.

CableRail installation, step 4
Lace the free end of the cable through the remaining posts and slide on a Quick-Connect®SS fitting.
CableRail installation, step 5
Pull the cable through the Quick-Connect®SS fitting to remove the excess slack in the line.
 
CableRail installation, step 6
Lace the free end of the cable through the intermediate posts. We recommend using our lacing needle for smoother threading through post holes and to prevent cable strands from catching on the sides of the post holes during installation.
CableRail installation, step 7
Tighten the Snug-Grip® Washer Nuts to adjust the final tension in the line.
 
CableRail installation, step 8
Trim the excess threads on the Threaded Terminal and excess cable behind the Quick-Connect®SS.
CableRail installation, step 9
Snap on decorative End Caps over the exposed ends of the Quick-Connect®SS fittings and Snug-Grip® Washer Nuts.


Cables can either terminate or run through posts.

Wood posts

Terminating
Wood post, terminating
Continuous
Wood post, continuous

Single pipe

Terminating
Single pipe, terminating
Continuous
Single pipe, continuous

Be sure to offset drill holes at least 1/2” if you choose to have cables terminating at a single wood or pipe post.

Double pipe

Terminating
Double pipe, terminating
Continuous
Double pipe, continuous

Angle iron

Terminating
Angle iron, terminating
Continuous
Angle iron, continuous

Double flat bar

Terminating
Double flat bar, terminating
Continuous
Double flat bar, continuous
CONSTRUCTION CHECKLIST
  • Space cables no more than 3 inches apart
  • Space posts/verticals no more than 3 feet apart
  • Securely fasten all posts and cap rails
  • Use minimum end/corner post sizes for wood or metal frames
  • Carefully plan all termination and corner posts for proper clearance, positioning, and maximum cable run lengths

Important Notes

Since building codes vary by state, county, and city, our recommendations may not comply with code requirements in all areas. Always consult with your local building department before starting your project.

CableRail cable assemblies and fittings are designed for use on railings, fences, and trellises only. They should never be used for lifting, hanging, or high load applications.

Frames need to support the tension of properly installed cables

3 Posts

They need to be designed and built strong enough to support a load of at least 300 lbs for each cable. Frames can also be designed to use cables more efficiently, thereby reducing the total quantity of cable assemblies needed and the overall cost.

Below are some basic guidelines to help you prepare railing frames for cable infill. We also encourage you to carefully review the cable and fitting detail page and installation pages, and if you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-888-2418 for assistance.


Minimum sizes for all corner and end posts

CableRail Recommended Post Sizes

4x6 WOOD
3-1/2" wide, 5-1/2" thick




The Basic Frame Design Roll your mouse over a number to see details.

Spacing from the walls:
Always set end posts 3" to 4" away from the house/wall face to allow access for attaching cable end fittings.
End posts:
Securely bolt or fasten end posts to deck joists and use minimum 4" x 6" wood.
Cap rail:
Always include a strong, rigid cap rail that is securely fastened to all posts. Minimum recommended size is 2" x 6" wood. Minimum railing height 42" or as per code.
Cable spacing:
Maximum 3" apart (12 cables)
Maximum post spacing:
Space all posts and vertical spacers (see below) a maximum of 3 feet apart to minimize any deflection that may occur if the cables are ever forced apart.
Intermediate posts:
Minimum recommended size 4" x 4" wood. Securely bolt or fasten all posts to deck joists.
Wood blocking:
Underneath the cap rail attach minimum 1" x 4" size wood blocking between posts to provide additional lateral reinforcement.
Double corner posts:
If possible use double corner posts to allow cable to run continuously around corners without stopping (see single post option below). Securely bolt or fasten posts to deck joists, and use minimum 4" x 6" size wood.
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Download the printable wood frame requirements for CableRail (PDF).



And Some Other Options Roll your mouse over a number to see details.

Foot rails (optional):
Recommend using 2" x 4" size wood pieces spaced no more than 4" (or as per code) above the deck surface.
Vertical spacers (optional):
Slender spacers may be used instead of some of the larger intermediate posts to achieve a more open railing design. These are non-structural members and are only intended to maintain cable spacing and minimize deflection. Use 2" x 2" wood strips, 1" metal tubing or 1/4" flat bar and attach to the cap rail wood blocking and either the foot rail, deck surface or joists.
Cable spacing:
Maximum 3" apart (10 cables)
Single corner post (optional):
Cables must be terminated at the corners if single posts are used. Since the cable end fittings will be crossing one another inside the post, offset the drill holes by at least 1/2". Minimum 4" x 6" size wood.
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Download the printable wood frame requirements for CableRail (PDF).



Wood Railing Frames : The Details

Cable assemblies are strung horizontally and may either be terminated at corner posts or run continuously through the corners. Details of these conditions are shown below:

Running Cables Continuously
Through The Corners

Double Corner Posts


Terminating Cables At Corners

Single Corner Post - offset drill holes at least 1/2in.

Stair Post Termination -
Threaded Terminal Ends

stair termination: threaded terminal

Drill angled holes and use beveled washers.
Part #3799 for 1/8" or 3/16" Threaded Terminal.
Part #3792 for 1/4" Threaded Terminal.

Stair Post Termination - QuickConnect-SS® Fittings

Drill angled 3/8in holes and use beveled washers #3792

Drill angled holes and use beveled washers.
Part #3792 for 1/8" QuickConnect-SS® fitting.
Part #3798 for 3/16" QuickConnect-SS® fitting.
Part #3798 for 1/4" QuickConnect-SS® fitting.


Protector Sleeves

Insert sleeve #3210 (for 1/8" & 3/16" cable - not 1/4") in all holes where the cable enters at an angle and would have a tendency to cut into the wood (e.g. stair transition posts or the outside faces of double corner posts).

Double Corner Posts
Stair Posts

Cover Panels

Exposed end fittings may be covered with 1in x 4in wood panels as a finish detail on the end posts

Counterbore Diagram

If desired, QC-SS posts may be through drilled at 5/6 in and then counter bored with the recommended QC-SS drill to countersink the fitting



Detailed instructions can be downloaded here: CableRail installation for wood frames

Frames need to support the tension of properly installed cables

3 Posts

They need to be designed and built strong enough to support a load of at least 300 lbs for each cable. Frames can also be designed to use cables more efficiently, thereby reducing the total quantity of cable assemblies needed and the overall cost. Below are some basic guidelines to help you prepare railing frames for cable infill.

We also encourage you to carefully review the cable and fitting detail page and installation pages, and if you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-888-2418 for assistance.



Minimum sizes for all corner and end posts

CableRail Recommended Post Sizes


The Basic Frame Design Roll your mouse over a number to see details.

Spacing from the walls:
Always set end posts 3" to 4" away from the house/wall face to allow access for attaching cable end fittings.
End posts:
Securely bolt or fasten end posts to deck joists and use minimum post size noted above.
Cap rail:
Always include a strong, well secured cap rail in the frame design with size determined by local code requirements. Minimum height 42" or as per code.
Cable spacing:
Maximum 3" apart (12 cables)
Maximum post spacing:
Space all posts and vertical spacers (see below) a maximum of 3 feet apart to minimize any deflection that may occur if the cables are ever forced apart.
Intermediate posts:
Size all intermediate posts as required for cap rail support strength or for code.
Double corner posts:
If possible use double corner posts to allow cable to run continuously around corners without stopping (see single post option below). Securely bolt or fasten posts to deck joists, and use minimum post sizes noted above.
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Download the printable metal frame requirements for CableRail (PDF).



And Some Other Options Roll your mouse over a number to see details.

Foot rails (optional):
Foot rails should be spaced no more than 4" above the deck surface (or as per code) and should be sized as needed for support strength or design requirements.
Vertical spacers (optional):
Slender spacers may be used instead of some of the larger intermediate posts to achieve a more open railing design. These should be a minimum of 1" wide x 1/4" thick flat bar and can be welded to the cap rail and horizontal foot rail or, if the foot rails are not used, attach directly to the deck surface or rim joist. Space all posts and vertical spacers a maximum of 3 feet apart.
Cable spacing:
Maximum 3" apart (10 cables)
Single corner post (optional):
Cables may be run either continuously through a single corner or terminated (see corner post details below). Securely bolt or fasten posts to joists or deck surface and use minimum post sizes noted at the top of this page.
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Download the printable metal frame requirements for CableRail (PDF).



Metal Railing Frames : The Details

Cable assemblies are strung horizontally and may either be terminated at corner posts or run continuously through the corners. Details of these conditions are shown below:


Running Cables Continuously Through The Corners

Single Pipe
Double Pipe
Double Flat Bar
Angle Iron

The detail for square tubing would be the same as that shown for round pipe.


Terminating Cables At Corners

Single Pipe
Double Pipe
Double Flat Bar
Angle Iron

Stair Post Termination -
Threaded Terminal Ends

stair termination: threaded terminal ends

Drill angled holes and use beveled washers, #3799 for 1/8" or 3/16" Threaded Terminals. Use beveled washers #3792 for 1/4" Threaded Terminals.



Stair Post Termination -
Quick-Connect® SS Fittings

stair termination:  QuickConnect-SS(tm) fittings

Drill angled holes and use beveled washers #3792 for 1/8" Quick-Connect® SS fitting; #3798 for 3/16" Quick-Connect® SS fitting; or #3798 for 1/4" Quick-Connect® SS fittings.


Adding Rubber Grommets

Adding Rubber Grommets

Rubber grommets #3213 (for 1/8" cable only) may be inserted into the 1/4" holes on tubular posts to add a finish detail for intermediate posts only - not for corner or end posts.


Detailed instructions can be downloaded here: CableRail installation for metal frames

All decks and railings are unique; therefore, slight variations in the installation procedures and frame designs may be necessary depending on your specific conditions. If you need assistance or have questions please give us a call at 1-800/888-2418 or 1-510/893-9473.


Quick-Connect® fittings make cable projects quicker and easier than ever

Each assembly comes with a Threaded Terminal fitting pre-attached to one end and a field installed Quick-Connect®SS fitting for the other end. Simply secure the Threaded Terminal to one end post, lace the free end of the cable through the remaining posts, slip on a Quick-Connect®SS, tension the line, trim the excess, and finish with decorative end caps.

Standard Cable Assemblies Details 1
Our unique patented stainless steel Quick-Connect®SS fitting is attached to the cable in the field without special tools. One-way jaws allow the cable to easily slide through the fitting in one direction but automatically grab and lock-on when the cable is released. Just slip it on, pull the cable tight, and cut the excess.
The Cable is 1x19 construction, 316-grade stainless steel for strength, durability, and weather protection. Available in 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4" diameters.
The stainless Threaded Terminal fitting is fastened (swaged) to one end of the cable at the factory. It is then attached to an end post using our unique Snug-Grip® Washer Nut with special gripping threads to help prevent the nut from loosening. Spin the nut to adjust final tension in the line. Available in 7-1/2" length for wood posts and 4-1/4" for metal posts.
Flat Washers and Snug-Grip® Washer Nuts are all included. Colored End Caps and Stainless steel End Caps are also available as accessory items.

Assembly Options

Our Standard Cable Assemblies come with Quick-Connect® fitting, threaded terminal, cable, washers, and Snug-Grip® washer nut. *The colored and stainless steel caps are available options for finishing off the installed assembly.

standard Cable Asemblies Details 2
 
 
 

CableRail Documents

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
pdf
HTML
CableRail Installation Instructions - Wood Frames
CableRail Installation Instructions - Metal Frames
CableRail Installation Instructions - Quick-Connect® Fittings
CableRail Installation Instructions - Sleekline Turnbuckle Fittings
CableRail Installation Instructions - Swivel Turnbuckle Fittings
Drillhole Charts



WARRANTY
pdf
CableRail Warranty



3 PART SPECIFICATIONS
pdf
doc
CableRail Specifications



MAINTENANCE
pdf
CableRail Maintenance



STANDARD CABLE ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS
pdf
dwg

CableRail in Wood Frames with Double Corner Posts
CableRail in Wood Frames with Single Corner Post
Threaded Terminal Fitting in Wood Post
Quick-Connect® Fitting in Wood Post
Threaded Terminal Fitting in Wood Post at Stairs
Quick-Connect® Fitting in Wood Post at Stairs
Combo Termination in Single Corner Wood Post
Continuous Cable through Double Corner Wood Posts
Protector Sleeves at Stair Transition in Wood Post
CableRail in Steel Frames with Double Corner Posts
CableRail in Steel Frames with Single Corner Post
Threaded Terminal Fitting in Steel Post at Stairs
Quick-Connect® Fitting in Steel Post at Stairs
Combo Termination in Single Corner Steel Tube Post
Terminations in Double Corner Steel Tube Posts
Terminations in Double Corner Steel Flat Bar Posts
Combo Termination in Single Corner Steel Angle Post
Continuous Cable through Double Corner Steel Pipe Posts
Continuous Cable through Double Corner Steel Flat Bar Posts
Continuous Cable through Single Corner Steel Angle Post



CUSTOM CABLE ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS
pdf
dwg

Threaded Terminal
Threaded Terminal - Level Termination in Metal Posts
Threaded Terminal - Level Termination in Wood Posts
Threaded Terminal - Stair Termination in Metal Posts
Quick-Connect®
Quick-Connect® - Level Termination
Quick-Connect® - Stair Termination
Internal Thread Adjuster
Internal Thread Adjuster - Level Termination
Internal Thread Adjuster - Stair Termination
Fixed Lock Toggle
Fixed Lock Toggle - Level Termination
Fixed Lock Toggle - Stair Termination
Fixed Ball End
Fixed Ball End - Level Termination
Fixed Ball End - Stair Termination
Fixed Cap End
Fixed Cap End - Level Termination
Fixed Cap End - Stair Termination
Fixed Jaw End
Fixed Jaw End - Level Termination
Fixed Surface Mount
Fixed Surface Mount - Level Termination
In-Line Turnbuckle
In-Line Turnbuckle - Detail
Ball End Turnbuckle
Ball End Turnbuckle - Level Termination
Ball End Turnbuckle - Stair Termination
Cap End Turnbuckle
Cap End Turnbuckle - Level Termination
Cap End Turnbuckle - Stair Termination
Jaw Turnbuckle
Jaw Turnbuckle - Level Termination
Surface Mount Turbuckle
Surface Mount Turnbuckle - Level Termination
Sleekline Ball End Turnbuckle
Sleekline Ball End Turnbuckle - Level Termination
Sleekline Ball End Turnbuckle - Stair Termination
Sleekline Cap End Turbuckle
Sleekline Cap End Turbuckle - Level Termination
Sleekline Cap End Turbuckle - Stair Termination
Sleekline Jaw End Turnbuckle
Sleekline Jaw End Turnbuckle - Level Termination
Sleekline Surface Mount Turnbuckle
Sleekline Surface Mount Turnbuckle - Level Termination