How To Install Metal Balusters – If you ever wanted to upgrade your staircase without having to build a new one, consider replacing your existing balusters with iron ones. Iron balusters come in many styles and can add drama to your home. Here we will walk through the process of installing iron staircase balusters.
Measure between the existing balusters before starting to install the iron balusters. Remove any existing balusters when you want to install iron stair balusters. You can do this by lowering the wooden balusters in half and pulling them out, or twisting them while you disconnect them. Examine the holes left by the wooden balusters before installing the iron stair balusters. Iron balusters that are half an inch thick require holes at least ¾ inch deep, while 9/16 of an inch of iron balusters require 1½ inch deep holes.
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Determine the height of the bottom of the railing to the floor or footprint of the staircase. If the iron bars are too long to install, you will have to cut them to length. Be sure to add 1 3/8 of an inch to 1 ½ of an inch to the measured distance. Slip a baluster instead sees how it fits into the baluster. If the iron railing works, then you can continue with the rest of the installation. If not, make the necessary adjustments before proceeding. Put epoxy or an adhesive (polyurethane works well) into the holes of the tread and below the railing, then install the iron bars.
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