Category Archives: Iron X Handrails

Information pertaining to Fortin Ironworks Iron X Handrail product line.

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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What step material is suitable to anchor Iron X Handrails to?

Concrete, stamped concrete, stained concrete, pressure treated wood, hardwood, composite decking are all suitable to anchor Iron X Handrails to.  The steps as well as the substrate must be sturdy and substantial enough to support a handrail.  Consult a local … Continue reading

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Are my wood steps strong enough to support an Iron X Handrail?

If your wood steps are cracked, chipped or broken it is not strong enough to support an Iron X Handrail.  This image is an example of wood steps that are not strong enough.  Please contact your local professional to be … Continue reading

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Is my concrete strong enough to support an Iron X Handrail?

If your concrete is cracked, chipped or broken it is not strong enough to support an Iron X Handrail.  This image is an example of concrete that is not strong enough.  Please contact your local concrete professional to be absolutely … Continue reading

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