Precision Cable & Swaging does not fabricate
the framework for your rail. We build the cable railings and ship to you
ready to install. TOP HAT cables are very easy to install using
a minimum of tools. A pair of vice grips work well. Be
sure to smooth the sharp ridges of the jaw with a rat tail file.
Bite the swage terminal on the smooth surface and use an Alan wrench
on the TOP HAT end to tighten. Should you require your cable to
be installed your cable rail builder can usually perform this task.
Cable Railing Posts:
In order to handle the cable rail tensioning, rail posts must be
designed to handle compression loading. Cable railings need to be
tensioned to approximately 300 lb. per cable. Make sure that
your end (termination) posts can handle this load. Vertical post
spacing should be set to match local building codes.
Swaging must be performed by the correct equipment and by an
experienced rigger. PC&S recommends a rotary roll type
swaging. All swaging done by PC&S is done on a powered
rotary machine which produces guaranteed professional smooth cable swaging,
no flash marks on your cable railing.
PC&S TECHNICAL CABLE RAILING DESIGN
PC&S provides technical design
assistance. We offer support during and after cable installation.
Please call, fax or e-mail us to discuss your plans. We are here
to assist you in your overall cable railing design, installation, construction... in any way we can.