Hi Bob, it's recommended that your pilot drill bit size be smaller than the size of the screw. If you're drilling into the handrail, a bit 1/8" should work. In any case, be sure you're attaching the bracket to the wall by drilling into a stud behind the drywall. Use an electric stud finder to locate the closest stud. If you have additional questions, we'll reply as quickly as we can. Thank you.
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Hi Binkman, thanks for the question. Code requirements vary by jurisdiction for the quantity of rail brackets required for wall rail. In some cases, codes do not apply! So double-check with your local authorities if that is a concern for you. Brackets should, at minimum, be installed within 12 inches of each end of the rail (into a stud behind the wall), and every 3-4 ft. along the length of the rail. Commercial and residential codes vary, so it depends on how and where the rail is to be used. I hope that answers your question, but if you have additional questions, we'll reply as quickly as we can. Or, if you prefer, you can contact our customer care team at 6748-455-5188 (M-F, 8am - 4pm ET). Thank you!
If you can drill into the iron post it would work. Maybe a lag bolt would be needed in place of the screw provided
If you are using a good anchors, those screws should be fine.
Hi Poo, the handrail rests on top of the flat part, and is mounted to the wall using a screw through the round part. It's important that the bracket be installed to the wall, with a stud behind the drywall. The screw used to attach to the wall must be attached to a stud. Do not use drywall anchors, or simply attach the wall bracket to the wall "anywhere" along the wall. The screw must go through the drywall and into a stud. If you have additional questions, we'll do our best to reply as quickly as we can. Thank you.
I would think you would want to replace all of the handrail brackets, not just the broken one so they all look the same. The 30# weight is not an issue for these brackets.
Hi Terry, the only solution that is available at the is a five-pack of brass brackets available on homdepot.com. The product # is 203810338. Search on that number, and you should be able to find it. Thank you.
Hi DaveW, thank you for asking this question, because it's a good one. It is recommended that a handrail bracket be installed underneath wall rail about every 3-4 ft along the run of handrail. It is also recommended that brackets be installed within 12-16 inches of each end of the rail. Not only that, the handrail brackets must be installed with the attaching screw(s) securely fastened through drywall, and into a supporting stud behind the drywall. Attaching handrail brackets to walls by using drywall anchors is unsafe, and may cause the handrail to be pulled from the wall.<p><p>Finally, it is now required by building code that wall rails be "returned" to the wall at each end. Picture wall rail turning 90-degrees at each end and terminating at the wall. This prevents bags, purses, loose clothing, etc., from catching or snagging on the end of the rail, and potentially causing a fall. Ultimately, putting wall rail along a staircase cannot be an afterthought. Properly installing wall rail will result in a safer staircase, and a safer home.<p><p>If you have additional questions, we'll be glad to answer them here! Again, thank you for the question.
Hi Curtis, when installed correctly (into studs, and handrail properly attached), these brackets meet code requirements of 220 lbs direct downward force. Codes may vary in your jurisdiction, so please consult with your local authorities as to the code requirements in your area. If you have additional questions, we'll do our best to answer them as quickly as possible. Thank you.