Where would you normally use a stainless steel post that is pre-drilled with 11 holes on opposite sides ?
As an intermediate post to structurally support a horizontal cable balustrade on a deck or balcony.
On a wire balustrade, you need to have a support post approximately every 1.5 metres (when using 3.2mm wire cable).
Which saddles go with this post ?
Any of the saddles that in the description say they are used for Flat Balustrade Posts. A screw is supplied to fix the saddle onto the top of the post.
Why are some posts 1.6mm and others are 3.0mm ?
This refers to the wall thickness of the post.
In most cases the 1.6mm wall thickness will be enough for use on corner, end and intermediate posts with glass balustrade.
For wire balustrade, you may want to consider going with the heavier 3.0mm wall thickness; particularly in the case of a free standing end post where the correct legal tension required for the wire cable could cause the post to distort. For intermediate; the 1.6mm wall thickness is usually enough.
What is it made out of ?
316 Stainless Steel in a Mirror Polish Finish.
What are the important dimensions ?
Overall Height : 960mm, once one of the saddles has been added.
Wall Thickness : 1.6mm.
Diameter of post : 50.8mm
Diameter of base : 114mm (supplied with cover plate)
There are 2 rows of 11 holes (each of 4mm diameter) drilled on opposite sides of the post. They are spaced 80mm apart so as to conform to regulations for wire cable balustrade.
How should you fasten it to the ground/deck ?
Due to the large number of surfaces that the post could be fixed to, we do not supply any fasteners.
We suggest that you speak to a local hardware store for more info.
The heavy duty base plate is supplied with 3 grub screws that can be adjusted to aid in the levelling of the post.
*** IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ ***
Due to the overall size of this product, even if the order value is over $500, FREE SHIPPING will NOT be included.
These posts are specially made when an order is placed. Unless the post is defective in some way, NO REFUNDS will be given if you have ordered the wrong post or you decide to change your mind and want to return it.