This BALUSTRADE INSTALLATION GUIDE has been revised to be used with the LJ Line of stair parts . Beginning with this introduction , Step 1 , you will be guided through the steps required for your particular stairway by a note at the bottom of each step indicating which step to go to next . This approach has two benefits : first , you will be referred only to the steps you need , and secondly , the sequence is designed with efficiency in mind and will help ensure that mistakes are not made by doing something out of sequence .
An appendix for troubleshooting and unusual installations , Step 107 , and a quick reference index , Step 108 , round out the guide .
Important : Before beginning your installation , take time to thoroughly read all of the steps required for your stair .
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2 GENERAL NOTES
Newels are the primary support of any balustrade system and are recommended at the beginning , end , and at all changes of direction on a stairway .
Balcony newels should be located no more than ten feet ( 10 ') apart .
2F Consult your local building codes prior to installation . 2G All stair parts are for interior use and installation only .
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GENERAL - It will be necessary to determine the following code requirements prior to beginning installation .
RAKE HANDRAIL HEIGHT The minimum vertical distance from the tread nosing to the top of the handrail .
IMPORTANT : Cut and fit all parts before permanently installing any of them . This will help reduce the chance of error .
The LJ Line of Conect-A-Kit fittings are designed to decrease installation time . The time spent assembling the various components is outweighted by the time saved by avoiding the use of rail bolts .
The LJ Line of balusters and newels is designed to accommodate virtually any building code requirement .
In order to provide a solid and durable installation , and to avoid squeaks , avoid the use of nails wherever possible . Use woodscrews , lag bolts , rail bolts and assembly glue on all joints .
Rake Handrail Height
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