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Sneak Preview Summer Classics Home at Fortin Ironworks

You are invited to a sneak preview! The NEW Summer Classics Home Store at Fortin Ironworks is almost done! Even though our grand opening date is not until April 13th, you are the first to be invited to shop in … Continue reading

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Fortin Ironworks has exciting expansion plans for 2012!  We will be adding approximately 1000 square feet to our existing 5500 square foot showroom.  This renovation will provide you with dedicated design spaces for our ornamental iron products and better showcase … Continue reading

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Check us out in the new issue of Buckeye Journal

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Fortin Ironworks recognized as a ‘Silver Partner’ at Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus

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Self-Installed Iron Handrails – The Benefits

Self-installed iron handrails are a plus for any homeowner, as well as their guests. They are simple to install, and they address some of the issues of litigation that can occur on your property if someone were to get hurt. … Continue reading

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Self-Installed Iron Handrails

Self-Installed Iron Handrails Many people may have thought about installing handrails, especially iron handrails, due to their durability and beauty. In the past, one of the things that hindered you moving forward was the perceived difficulty of installation. Handrails are … Continue reading

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What Tools & Materials Will I Need to Install an Iron X Handrail?

Tools Needed: Electric or battery drill (hammer drill for masonry) Drill bit to accompany your fasteners (choose the right fasteners) Wrench to fit your fasteners Hammer Level Metal Saw Materials Needed: 8 fasteners – choose the right fasteners

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What anchors do you suggest when installing Iron X Handrails?

  CONCRETE: Simpson Strong Tie Titen HD Mini Concrete Screw Anchors (Zinc) 1/4″ x 2-1/4″ or Tapcon 5/16″ x 2-1/4″ Hex-Washer-Head Large Diameter Concrete Anchor.  Both of which require a 1/4″ masonry drill bit. VENEERED SCENARIOS (BLOCK, BRICK, PAVERS, ETC): … Continue reading

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Video how to install Iron X Handrails into concrete?

Installation Animation

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What step material is not suitable to anchor Iron X Handrails to?

Loose block, cracked concrete, broken brick, loose stone steps and broken steps are NOT suitable to anchor Iron X Handrails to.  Steps capped with natural or cultured stone should be anchored through the top layer into the concrete substrate below. … Continue reading

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