Installing a rail on a slab

Old 04-16-07, 11:12 AM
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Question Installing a rail on a slab

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I inherited a detached L-shaped wrought iron guard rail from the previous home owner. It is supposed to go onto a stone block of stairs outside the front door. The posts on the rail itself are 1/2" all around, and someone had already drilled three holes onto the block of 1" square all around, and 1" deep. Interestingly, there were only two of the three required holes drilled.

My question is: what is the best way to insert this rail? Are there anchors out there for these dimensions or would it suffice to stick the rail onto the holes and fill the gap with cement?

Old 04-16-07, 01:48 PM
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You can set the posts into the holes (after you drill the third one). Make sure the railing is plumb, and then use quick set to cement them in.
They may make some sort of anchor, but I've only seen real wrought iron railings set in this way.

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