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Custom Cable Assemblies Are Easy To Install

Railing infill is the most common use of custom cable assemblies, and the installation steps outlined below are directed to that usage. However, the basic concepts would apply to both fence and trellis projects as well.

For more comprehensive installation information, call our toll free-number at 1-844-224-9100 for assistance.

CableRail installation, step 1
Select your cable and fittings, and construct your railing frame accordingly. Determine which posts or walls will be used for terminating the cable assemblies. See railing frame recommendations.
CableRail installation, step 2
Mark and drill holes in all posts. Hole sizes will vary depending on the size and style of the cable fittings used.
CableRail installation, step 3
Determine the lengths of your cable assemblies by measuring the distance between the "measure points" on the termination posts. The "measure point" depends on the style of fittings used (see below).
CableRail installation, step 4
Call to ask questions and to order the cable assemblies and accessories: toll-free 1-844-224-9100
CableRail installation, step 5
Lace the cables assemblies through your intermediate posts and attach the end fittings to the termination posts.
CableRail installation, step 6
Tighten the cables using the Tension Adjustment Fittings. Depending on the fittings used, trim any excess material and apply caps to finish the ends.

Measure point for each type of fitting
Fitting Type Post Face Outside Post Face Center Hole
All Surface Mount style turnbuckles X
Fixed Surface Mounts X
Quick-Connect® Lags® X
Quick-Connect® Expansion Anchors X
Threaded Terminals X
Internal Thread Adjusters X
All Cap End style turnbuckles X
All Ball End style turnbuckles X
Fixed Cap Ends X
Fixed Ball Ends X
Quick-Connect®SS X
Fixed Button Heads X
All Jaw style turnbuckles X
Fixed Jaw Ends X

  • Space cables no more than 3 inches apart
  • Space posts/verticals no more than 3 feet apart
  • Observe minimum end/corner post sizes
  • Securely fasten all posts and cap rails
  • Carefully plan all termination and corner posts for proper clearance, positioning, and maximum cable run lengths
  • To ensure proper tensioning, straight runs of cable (no turns, dips, or rises) should include a Tension Adjustment fitting at least every 50 feet
  • Runs with bends or corners should have a Tension Adjustment Fitting at least every 40 feet or after every second corner bend (whichever distance is shorter)

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.

For more comprehensive installation information, call our toll free-number at 1-844-224-9100 for assistance.