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Tap and Twist 1/2 in. Hollow Metal Baluster Install Kit

  • Rubber construction for durability and strength
  • Easily installs up to five 0.5 in. hollow metal balusters
  • Ideal for replacing wood balusters with hollow metal
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$998

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Product Overview

It's finally here: a revolutionary method of installing hollow metal balusters without using messy epoxies or adhesives. It's called Tap N' Twist and it's the perfect kit to use for replacing wood balusters with hollow metal. Using only four components, installing a new metal baluster has never been easier. Each Tap N' Twist kit has enough inserts to replace five balusters and can be used on stairs, angled walls and level balconies.
  • Kit will install up to five 1/2 in. hollow metal balusters
  • Requires common household tools such as metal cutting saw, hammer, drill, measuring tape and allen wrench kit
  • Designed for baluster replacement, but can be used for new construction by drilling new holes in handrails, floor or tread
  • For interior use only

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
2
Product Height (in.)
6.75
Product Width (in.)
4.75

Details

Interior/Exterior
Interior
Material
Rubber
Product Weight (lb.)
1
Returnable
180-Day
Stair Part Type
Accessory

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Yes, replacement of product only, 1 year from purchase. Warranty against manufacturers defects only

Questions & Answers

19Questions19Answers

Hello, do the top plugs come in a different size, presently my stair handrail are drilled out for...

Asked by Zigmeister July 31, 2020
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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.

How to install these on concrete stairs?

Asked by Handyman July 5, 2020
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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.

I've ordered a few sets of these for my project based on the reviews. I'm wondering about drilli...

Asked by scott June 9, 2020
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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!

Can I use this on an open stair case with vinyl stair caps?

Asked by Gwen May 21, 2020
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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.

Once the baluster is installed, can it be removed and then installed again using the same tap and twist products?

Asked by question May 11, 2020
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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!

Does the baluster twist until it locks or is there a recommended number of rotations you should t...

Asked by Chief January 23, 2020
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This should be twisted to the desired firmness and snuggness based on height of other associated pieces and where it should sit in relation.

Will this work with a 1-1/4" plowed hand rail? My existing railing has a top and bottom plowed rail.

Asked by RB151 December 22, 2019
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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!

I will need to cut top of my balusters to make baskets line up. Will rubber top plug still work o...

Asked by JT November 8, 2019
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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!

Do the balusters spin easily once tightened? We are putting in scroll balusters and I don't want ...

Asked by MD October 7, 2019
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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.

Can these be installed directy to the treads of the steps in an ipen starcase with no real knee wall?

Asked by Jsm May 17, 2019
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Yes but you will have to drill the 3/4" holes

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Customer Reviews

  • 55 Customer Reviews
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Awesome product!! Makes doing it yourself so easy!
Awesome product!! Makes doing it yourself so easy!
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Response from Steve VibertMay 15, 2020
Thank you, Jewels! SureWood-LNL
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Response from Steve VibertApril 8, 2020
We're glad your project was a success! SureWood-LNL
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This system is so awesome to use. It was easy and the instructions were easy to follow. I love DIYing a project whenever I can and this delivered the desires results I was looking for!! It is sturdy. The best part is it is not permanent. Most applications now a days use epoxy to secure the balusters to the rails. This uses NO EPOXY. That was a plus for me. If I ever decided to change them out it is as simple as loosening up the shoes (which I would highly recommend using) twisting the baluster "clockwise" and removing.
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Response from Steve VibertApril 8, 2020
Thanks so much, Terri! What a great review. Maybe your success will inspire others to do the same to their staircase. SureWood-LNL
We purchased this product after researching a couple of alternatives. The product was very easy ...
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We purchased this product after researching a couple of alternatives. The product was very easy to use and apply to our project. During the project we had questions about a unique aspect regarding our railing. We contacted the Tap and Twist Company directly. Company Representative Steve Vibert called me back a short time later. Steve consulted with others and found a solution to the issue we were trying to address. It was very refreshing to see a company take such an active role in regards to great customer service. Steve and the company were very responsive and accommodating to what we needed, even going above and beyond our expectations. Thank you Steve and TNT! Our project worked out to be great and exceeded our expectations!
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Response from Steve VibertFebruary 5, 2019
Wow, thanks so much! We do aim to please, so when customers have questions about our products, we try to answer right away. Your pictures tell the story, and we're beyond ecstatic that your special application, and your staircase project overall, turned out great. Thank you for your kind words! SureWood-LNL
changing out wooden spindles
Was redoing my stairs and was trying to figure out how to install the ortimental baulesters, i happened to find these by accident at home depot. They may seem pricy, but they were a game changer,
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Response from Steve VibertNovember 7, 2018
Brocefus01, thanks for leaving a review. We're happy that you're happy with the results of your project! SureWood-LNL
We were not sure these were going to work but they worked great! Follow the instructions and ins...
We were not sure these were going to work but they worked great! Follow the instructions and installation will be a breeze! Love the ease of installation!
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Response from Steve VibertSeptember 18, 2018
We're happy that you're happy, SchwenksvilleSy! These kits make metal baluster installation much easier and quicker. We're glad that your project was a success! SureWood-LNL
easy upgrade with fantastic results
This is a do it yourself dream. I had no difficulty completing the project and the results are phenomenal. great product!
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Response from Steve VibertJune 4, 2018
Hi Jeffk, thanks for the kind words. We're glad your project was a success! SureWood-LNL
I used the tap and twist kit when i replaced our white wooden balusters with wrought iron. This ...
I used the tap and twist kit when i replaced our white wooden balusters with wrought iron. This made the process of installing the new balusters much easier. My wooden ones slid into a hole under the railing and then twisted onto a double threaded screw that was screwed into the stairs. I followed the instructions and they worked great. I cut the wooden baluster, the top part slid out, the bottom had to be twisted off the screw. I was then left with screw sticking up out of the stair. I unscrewed that and then was left with a small hole. I ended up drilling out the small hole to the size to fit the black plastic seat. I also drilled out the hole on the underside of the railing a little bit to allow room for the rubber plug. You don't have to use the rubber plug, but it does make it nice and snug. Once I had the new baluster ready to go on, I would loosen up the 2 tightening nuts just barely, maybe only 1/8th of a turn or so. I would then install the baluster about a quarter turn counter-clockwise from where i wanted it to end up. Then, when I tightened it up, it would end up just about perfect. This worked pretty well. If i didn't use this kit, my other option (based on youtube videos) was putting a small screw on an angle through the bottom of the baluster and screw into the wood of the stair. I would have then have had to figure out how to make the top snug and not wiggle in the railing. I only rated a 4 out of 5 because a couple of things. The black plastic seats need to be hammered in tight and flush. The first couple of these i wobbled out the hole too much and the seat spun around pretty easily which let them wiggle somewhat. I also had a couple of other ones that didn't really tighten up all the way, so they wiggle slightly as well. But, how often do you yank on the balusters...it should be fine. Overall, I was happy with the product. It worked as intended and the directions were good. In the end it saved me time and headaches and I would recommend it.
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Response from Steve VibertJanuary 31, 2018
Hi JeffP, thanks for taking the time to leave a detailed, well-written review. Whether they are positive or negative, we take reviews to heart and use them to make us better. Thank you for your purchase, and the suggestions you gave us. I have passed on your suggestions to our engineering team for their review. We are glad you are happy with your purchase, and that your project turned out successfully. SureWood-LNL
Followed the directions and changed out my old wood balusters with new iron ones. Hardest part w...
Followed the directions and changed out my old wood balusters with new iron ones. Hardest part was pulling out the nails that held in the old ones. Really happy with the results.
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Response from Steve VibertNovember 27, 2017
Thanks Karen! The pictures tell the story. Your stair looks great! SureWood-LNL
This product was very easy to use, and worked perfectly. I am an avid long-time DIYer and this m...
This product was very easy to use, and worked perfectly. I am an avid long-time DIYer and this made the install SO much easier on the wrought iron balusters my wife wanted. Watch the videos, and follow the instructions. Works perfectly!!!
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Response from Steve VibertOctober 5, 2017
Thanks BB! Great picture too, your staircase looks great! SureWood-LNL
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