A: Hi Matt. Great clarifying question and yes it is one seamless piece of aluminum pipe (tube). Thank you for your consideration. Dan H. (EZ Handrail Dev. Team)
A: Carolyn, this is a very strong (rigid) aluminum tube and will not easily flex 5 inches; however, it can be done with proper clamping and weights. I know that some contractors use a muffler bender or manual pipe bender to accommodate slight curves.
A: This handrail along with the EZ Adjustable Angle (model# eza555-w) will allow you to create curved handrail from your home to your dock. As you mention, the more bends will require more newels. This handrail does not easily bend.
A: Hi Ken. Yes, the 1.9" Round EZ Handrail is IBC and FBC code compliant. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward you the Florida stamped engineered drawings for easy permitting. Please note these items do not have Florida Product Approval Codes (FL#'s) nor was it necessary when we were based in Pompano Beach. Thank you for your question. Dan H. (EZ Handrail Dev. Team)