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System E - Stainless Balustrade Kit

Ferrule Swaged Jaw/Jaw Mini Rigging Screw System

Price: $7.50 per run + wire + GST

System E - Stainless Balustrade Kit

 

Our Ferrule Swaged Jaw/Jaw Mini Rigging Screw System (System E) is a cost-effective stainless wire balustrade systemfor the DIY customer who wants a professional looking stainless wire balustrade and where the distances between the posts are very shot (600mm) or where you prefer the look of a shorter turnbuckle. The stainless steel balustrade fittings are easily swaged onto the wire with ferrules using a hand swaging tool. The Ferrule Swaged Jaw/Jaw Mini Rigging Screw System can be used for timber, steel or masonry anchor posts.

 

 

How to install System E stainless wire balustrade

DIY stainless steel Ferrule Swaged Jaw/Jaw Mini Rigging Screw System is easy to install. All you need is a ruler, drill, drill bit, hand swaging tool, wire rope cutter and screwdriver. If you do not have a hand swaging tool or a wire rope cutter we can hire you these tools. Follow the steps in “DIY Stainless Wire Balustrading the AAA Way” or our "System E Stainless Wire Balustrading" instructional video.

When installing the stainless wire balustrade kit we recommend 3.2mm 7 x 7 or 3.2mm 7 x 19 stainless steel wire rope to provide the flexibility needed for looping the wire around the thimbles.

This hand crimped stainless steel balustrade system is suitable for runs up to 6 metres.

The stainless balustrade wires should be spaced 80mm apart provided the distance between the intermediate posts is no greater than 1200mm.

Do not bend wire around corners. It can damage the stainless wire, put excessive stress on the anchor posts and make it difficult to tension.

The tension of the balustrade wire can be checked by hanging a full 2lt milk container on the wire in the mid-point between the posts and measuring the deflection. If the wire deflects more than is allowed by the BCA Guidelines then it will need to be tensioned further. Be careful not to over tension the stainless balustrade wires as this will put excessive strain on your anchor posts.

To install the wire balustrade drill 3mm holes to screw the saddles into timber anchor posts and 4mm holes to allow the wire to pass through the intermediate posts. If split nylon grommets are to be inserted into intermediate posts, a 9.0mm hole is required.

If using steel posts we suggest using self drilling screws or rivets to attach the saddles to the post.

If using masonry posts we suggest you use an 8mm Dynabolt (or similar) with a minimum length of 40mm and attach a 6mm Eye Nut to the thread for the anchor point.

Stainless balustrade supplies are available from AAA Metal Suppliers' Sydney showroom and factory in Wollongong.