Focusing on the Needs of Steel Fabricators
We pride ourselves in serving craftsmen and women with the highest quality products and services. And we know what challenges fabricators face in railing design.
As a member of the International Code Council, we’ve brought our expertise to bear in tackling technical issues with railing. Feeney partners with the National Ornamental and Mixed Metals Association (NOMMA) in bringing awareness and education to the industry. Feeney participates in both the NOMMA board and the METALfab annual event.
Keep Your CableRail Beautiful
Your cable railing can look beautiful for years if you follow the proper care and maintenance. This is especially true if CableRail is installed within 2 miles of a body of salt water, or in an area with deicing salts or other corrosive pollutants, which can be airborne. We recommend using our SteelRenewalTM and SteelProtectTM products upon completion of the installation, and at least quarterly thereafter. Railings in harsh environments may require more frequent cleaning and protecting.
Preferred Installer Program
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How far apart can I space the cables?
The International Building Code states that a 4-inch sphere cannot pass through any opening in your railing and since cable is non-rigid, the flex of the cable must be taken into account. We recommend spacing the cables no more than 3 inches apart to allow for possible cable deflection and to meet the intent of the code. Before starting a CableRail project, installers should always check with their local building department to see if there are any special local requirements for using and installing cable railings.
How far apart can I space my posts?
We recommend having a post or vertical member (intermediate picket) at least every 3 feet. With the posts/verticals spaced 3 feet apart and the cables spaced 3 inches apart, you should be able to tension the cables so that they won’t open past the 4-inch sphere code requirement when a reasonable force is applied.
What’s the longest cable run I can have?
When using our standard CableRail Kits, we recommend that straight runs of cable (no corners or bends) should not exceed 70 feet. Runs with corner bends (using double corner posts) should not exceed 40 feet and should not have more than two corners per run. Maximum run lengths may be less if using CableRail Conceal Kits or other Quick-Connect® or swage-type fittings. Give us a call to confirm the maximum run lengths for your specific project.
Can I run the cables continuously around a single corner post or do I have to terminate?
In most cases, you will need to terminate the cables at a single corner post. To run the cables continuously around a corner, you would need to have double posts at the corner. For basic guidelines to help prepare your railing frame, please see our Feeney CableRail Installation Instructions.
Blogs That Inspire
METALfab 2023: Highlights from Oklahoma City
In the heart of Oklahoma City, the premier metalworking event of the year took place – and Feeney® was front and center! Celebrating their 65th anniversary, NOMMA put together an event that was enthusiastic and well attended. From the panel discussions and industry leading exhibitors to the networking and bull riding, it was the place to be for ornamental and metal fabricators. Here are some of our highlights from the show. NOMMA Annual Meeting Kick Off Open to all attendees, NOMMA kicked off the show with updates on the industry and the…
Move Over, Picasso. Cable Artists At Work.
When you manufacture a product long-praised for its durability, looks, performance, and simplicity,…
Taking It Public With CableRail Cable…
On the surface, the reasons for selecting cable railing for public spaces seem obvious. The sleek,…
Send in Your Photos to Win
Top prize in our annual Photo Contest is $1,000 – submit photos of your custom railing to show us you have what it takes. We encourage you to send in as many photos of you have: close ups, wide shots, photos with pets – you get the picture!