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How can I attach a handrail here please? Anchors?

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  1. matt84

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    Hi,

    Basically popping a rail on the side of the stairs in pic otherwise it's a nice drop.

    I'll use fence posts as the uprights and may hopefully get a couple of the lower ones into the ground and postcrete in.

    The one for the top corner may have to be attached only due to height.

    Can anyone suggest a reliable way of attaching these posts so they don't move?
    The wall is block laid on it's side so quite thick and the stairs are just currently filled with concrete.

    Long anchors?

    Thanks
     
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    Stainless steel studding chemically anchored to the blocks is the way I would do it.

    post to block.jpg

    Drill holes in the post. The size of the hole should be a sliding fit to the studding.
    Mark the blocks and drill hoies the size of which are a loose fit over the studding
    Check that the studding when through the post goes into blocks.

    Half fill the holes for one post with resin and using the post as a guide push the studding into the holes.
    Hold the post in place until the resin hardens. ( it hardens very quickly, hence do one post at a time )
     
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    Great thanks, I'll have a look into getting a kit. Cheers
     
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    I forgot to mention, before you push the studding to the block smear the studding with resin so that the threads are filled with resin.
     
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    Any expansive bolt or shield anchor will do. Resin is not required. Having a suitably wide washer would be more pertinent to prevent movement, and recessed to avoid indenting the surface.

    I'd be more inclined to use post shoes on the top of the steps though, rather than fixing to the sides. But it may not matter visually, so side fixing will do if that's the case.
     
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    Thanks. How many per post and I'd need to use long ones I assume. I could countersink the bolt heads as the fence posts will eventually be covered.

    I just need to be sure that if a child pushes against the posts when they're set up as a handrail, they won't come away from the wall.
     
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    2 x m10 bolts minimum 70mm into the block
     
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