Solid, Classy, Wrought-Iron Rails

A couple of the units already had wooden rails, but they weren't much to look at.

A wooden rail before replacement

The first step of the job was to make careful site measurements, which were taken by Jim Roberts, the owner of Anchor Iron.

A hydraulic press punched holes into the rails for the baluster spindles, and the various pieces were then welded together.

The rail was made ready for paint by thorough, careful grinding.

The shop's installer used a hammer drill equipped with a core bit to make holes in the steps.

After dry-fitting the railing and checking for level and plumb, the installer mixed up a small batch of Super Flow-Rock, a rapid-setting nonmetallic hydraulic cement designed for anchoring metal to concrete. He poured it into the holes, allowed it to set up for about 20 minutes, then cleaned it up with a trowel.

Overall we were very pleased with the results — and more important, so was the customer.

Wrought-iron railing after installation

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