Metal Hardware Supplies - Ezi-Crimp (Metal) Wire Balustrade System (Excludes Wire Rope)
FAQ about this system:
Can I install this system myself? Yes, even someone with no experience can easily install all our wire balustrade systems. We even have simple step by step instructions available to view or download, click on the instructions tab for details.
Do I need any special tools?
Components Only: When installing the Exi-Crimp System you will require a HX-50 - Hex hand swaging tool to correctly swage the components to the wire, a pair of PL-10 Soft Jaw Pliers, and a HN-02 Nut Rivet Insert Tool. You will also require common handyman tools such as an electric drill, drill bits and a hex head drive bit to install. We also recommend the use of a ProRig Multi Tool for easier installation.
What size and type of stainless steel wire do I use? This method is recommended for use with 3.2mm 1 x 19 - 316 grade stainless steel wire rope. This wire is the most functional for stainless steel wire balustrade systems due to its bright surface finish, attractive appearance, durability, strength and low stretch. To ensure a high quality finish to your balustrade we recommended the use of ultra high quality ProRig Wire Rope.
What spacing do I need between my wires? When using 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire, you will usually need 80mm spacing (usually 11 runs) between your wires when using a standard one (1) meter high handrail (960mm to the underside) with 1200-1500mm post spacing. This is only a general guide, please visit our regulations section for detailed information on the current NCC Regulations.
Can I use this balustrade system on a stair or angled section? No, the Exi-Crimp System cannot be used on a stair or angled sections as the nut rivets cannot be installed on an angle.
What size pilot hole should I drill for my Nut Rivets? You will require a 11mm hole in your posts when using 8mm nut rivets.
What thickness tube can I use? Standard 8mm nut rivets are suitable for use in 0.5-3.0mm tube. We also have longer nut rivets available which are suitable for use in 3.0-5.5mm tube.
What is the maximum length run I can do? The Exi-Crimp System can easily span up to 6 meters. Tension rods can be used on each end to achieve longer runs. Please contact your supplier for recommendations prior to ordering.
What size hole should I drill through my intermediate posts? A 4mm hole through your intermediate posts will allow the wire rope to pass through. Please note: If you are using grommets, the required drill size is 11/32".
Can I take my balustrade wire around corners? It is not possible with this system to take the balustrade wire around corners.
Can I use this system if I have metal posts? Yes.
Can I use this system if I have timber posts? No, however the ProRig Original Design BS-EC1 Ezi-Crimp (Timber) System suits timber posts and will give your balustrade a similar look.