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Wrought iron railing - how to reinstall

Posted by homebound (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 19, 07 at 13:38

Previous owner cut away the wrought iron rail (1" square posts) flush with the concrete.

How can it be reinstalled? Can it be center-drilled with an iron dowel inserted? Or could the concrete be chipped away to make room to weld it back together?

Thanks.


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RE: Wrought iron railing - how to reinstall

You can get a flange that is fastened into the concrete, then the rail sets into the flange and fastens with a setscrew. The flange should be available at any place that sells the railing.


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RE: Wrought iron railing - how to reinstall

Thank you. I'll look for them.


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RE: Wrought iron railing - how to reinstall

The local rental yard should have the coring drill and core bits to easily remove the old section, and bore a new hole for a new one.
The surface anchors are a very weak method for attaching railings.

You have at least a 30 inch steel lever to rip the anchors out of the concrete with.


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RE: Wrought iron railing - how to reinstall

It worked.


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