Very sturdy construction
I used this around two sides of a pool deck replacing wood lattice. No two openings between posts were the same length, but these panels can be cut to fit your opening. Where the cut is close to an upright, you file off the weld burrs inside the tube and the bracket goes in easily. I thought I might need a support in the center in case a kid stands on it, but I decided it is strong enough. The brackets come with screws for metal posts, so I used stainless lag bolts for my wood posts.
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inspect the panels before the driver leaves. Rip off the packing and dig down to the bottom panel. It is the one exposed to the forks of the forklift, and it is bound at some point to be picked from the end of the skid instead of the side when they position it in the trailer. This bends some uprights of the panel on the bottom. Write "damaged" on the document the driver asks you to sign, or you are out of luck for a claim.
I was lucky in that my damaged panel was close to the end I needed to cut off anyway.
These panels are heavy duty. We have installed Aluminum, power coated panels before and these far outweigh them. They've only been in place for 6 weeks, so we'll see how durable they are in our tropical climate here in Hawaii. For some reason, this size is not carried in our local stores (you have the choice of 5 foot or 3 foot panels here), so we had to special order them. They installed just fine with the separate purchase of compatible posts and hardware.
Great Product, why isn't it in the store?
The state I live in requires a guard rail height of 42" to 44" if the decking is over 30" above grade. This railing was very easy to install and is very well made. My biggest question is why isn't this height sold in the store, instead they sell 34" railing which isn't in code as a guard railing.
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