I didnt drill when i installed them. If u have to install them inside the hole, u need to make sure that the metal spindle are long enough to get into both the top and bottom hole.
possibly, you need to change and use concrete screws and runthe risk of breaking the plastic because of the force to screw the screw in.
Scott, thanks for asking the question. First, we tip our cap to you if you're going to drill these holes with a hand drill! That task is not for the faint of heart. Secondly, getting these holes plumb should be a priority. There is some wiggle room, but not much. The bottom plug (the part that fits into the hole) should be flush with the surface of the tread, and plumb with the hole above it. If you have additional questions, we'll reply as quickly as we can. Thank you!
Hi Gwen, thank you for the question. We suggest consulting with the manufacturer of those vinyl tread caps to see what they recommend. Technically speaking, you should be able to use this product on the vinyl stair caps, provided those caps are securely installed. However, the construction of those vinyl tread caps may not produce the results you want. A thorough inspection of those treads is mandatory, making sure they're securely installed with no movement. If you have additional questions, we'll reply as quickly as we can. Thank you.
Hi Question, yes that can be done. In fact, they can be removed so you can paint or refinish your railings, then re-installed once you're done. Pretty cool, eh? If you have additional questions, we'll be happy to help you. Thanks for asking!
This should be twisted to the desired firmness and snuggness based on height of other associated pieces and where it should sit in relation.
Hi rb, yes, technically, the Tap and Twist will work on plowed rails, at both top and bottom rails. If you use our new Slip-N-Grip matte black baluster shoes (SKU #1004155250 and #1004155256), those will fit inside the 1-1/4 in. plow on both top and bottom rails, providing you with a nice, clean look. We also highly suggest that you sand the rough edges of your handrail and shoe rail so that splinters, burrs, and other debris, are removed before installing the balusters. If you have any additional questions, or need more information, post it here and we'll reply as quickly as we can. Or, you may call our Customer Service team at 678-455-5188 (M-F, 8-4 ET), and we can respond directly to your questions. Thank you!
Hi JT, great question! Yes, if you cut off the round pin at the top, the rubber top plug will still work. It will be a tighter fit, obviously. However, it will still fit into the hole that is left when the wood baluster is removed. If you have additional questions, we'll reply as quickly as we can. Or, if you prefer, you can call our Customer Service team directly at 678-455-5188 (M-F, 8-4 ET). Thank you!
I installed scroll balusters with these. You can snug them down pretty tight but leaning on one will definitely spin it. Straight balusters not so much. Adding an adhesive or epoxy to the fittings will help.
Yes but you will have to drill the 3/4" holes