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    Is this the project you were wanting to post pictures of when asking how to post pictures in the other thread? If so were my directions clear enough to follow or did you use another method?

    The railing job looks real nice and ought to be there securely for years. How long are the anchors you used? I would have used 3/8" anchors at least, but then I am a big fan of overkill on projects just to insure nothing fails due to not doing enough initially and having to go back and re-do something.

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    5/16 anchors are fine. I have used 1/4" zircons, 1/4-1/2" anchors, 3/8" concrete bolts not the blue screws, core drill w/ concrete fill, and ect. It all depends on what you find when you start drilling.

    The reason I say that you were brave to drill that close to the edge is because you put a lot of pressure on the drill in combination with the anchors, you will blow the corner off. I have done it enough times because the biggest down side to installing railings is you have to deal with the cheapness and BS from the previous contractors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bistineau View Post
    Is this the project you were wanting to post pictures of when asking how to post pictures in the other thread? If so were my directions clear enough to follow or did you use another method?

    The railing job looks real nice and ought to be there securely for years. How long are the anchors you used? I would have used 3/8" anchors at least, but then I am a big fan of overkill on projects just to insure nothing fails due to not doing enough initially and having to go back and re-do something.
    Yes these were the pics. I found out they would not upload because file was too large. I couldn't figure how to resize so I used the Snipping Tool on Windows 7 which allowed me to crop at same time. Saved those which were much smaller files and no problem to upload. I really like the snipping tools . Thanks for your help. I think the anchors are 1.75 " long
    Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Metals View Post
    5/16 anchors are fine. I have used 1/4" zircons, 1/4-1/2" anchors, 3/8" concrete bolts not the blue screws, core drill w/ concrete fill, and ect. It all depends on what you find when you start drilling.

    The reason I say that you were brave to drill that close to the edge is because you put a lot of pressure on the drill in combination with the anchors, you will blow the corner off. I have done it enough times because the biggest down side to installing railings is you have to deal with the cheapness and BS from the previous contractors.
    I'm always worried when drilling next to edge or corner. The base plates are 4" square and I set them back at least 1-1.5" from edge and the hole is back from that. Never have messed the concrete up yet, knock on wood. I drill straight down with no side motion which could break bit or concrete which I have seen people do. Just be careful and the anchors only have to be tightened enough to hold and not cause undue expanding stress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Country Metals View Post
    Nice job. How old was that concrete? Aweful brave to be drilling that close to corners with a hammer drill.

    I stopped building rails a few years ago when codes and insurance is getting ridiculous. Does your state require 6" sphere rule for the steps? Just saying because there are railing chaser lawyers also, just like ambulance chasers.

    Edit: that is a REALLY nice picket twister you got. I wish mine had a hand wheel like that. You'll have to show me a few pictures of it.
    Did you see the video of the twister? I don't think I have any pics of it that are worth posting. If there is interest here, I could take some and post
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    Nick,
    That is a fine looking job. Is the owner not worried about his new rails rusting as they have no paint, only primer?
    Nick

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    Hi Nick. Thanks for the words. They elected to paint it to save money. I was going to deliver it bare but I went ahead and primed it for them at no cost and painted areas they couldn't get to in black as you can see...under base plates and underside of lower channel. A little cleanup with scotchbrite and paint and it will be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    Hi Nick. Thanks for the words. They elected to paint it to save money. I was going to deliver it bare but I went ahead and primed it for them at no cost and painted areas they couldn't get to in black as you can see...under base plates and underside of lower channel. A little cleanup with scotchbrite and paint and it will be fine.
    Nick
    Well as usual your work looks great!!!! Doing things for your customers like priming and painting will make them repeat customers.
    Nick

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    Hey that looks really slick? I'm starting on 300 feet of the stuff in the morning! You say you have a punch?

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    Yes, I have a hydraulic punch press I built about 10 or so years ago.
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