Installing Glass Railing Systems

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This document contains the comprehensive information for installing components of the Virginia or Chicago glass railing system: glass clamps and posts. This process requires at least two people to install safely.

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Engineering Specifications

Do not order glass before the installation of your
posts. The posts must be installed first to take the exact measurements for glass. Each glass clamp includes a recommended safety pin for the glass panels; using this pin will help prevent slippage. The recommended hole size is 7/16" (11mm) placed 1" (25.9mm) from the edge of the glass to the center of the hole.

• Wear protective ANSI approved safety glasses, working gloves and breathing mask at all times
• Inspect before installation or use; do not use if parts are loose or damaged
• Use for intended purposes only
• Beware of dynamic loading. Sudden jerks against load may briefly create excess load causing failure

Please ensure proper research is conducted prior to installation. It is the responsibility of Inline Design customers to comply with local, national, and international building codes. Inline Design will not be liable for ensuring that projects meet code requirements. 

Tools Required

Installing Clamps

1)  6mm hex wrench

2)  4mm hex wrench

3)  Inline Design glass clamps: square or round, with gaskets and accompanying accessories

Installing Posts

1)  Power drill

2)  Level

3)  Wrench

4)  Level 

Part 1a/b: Installing Glass Clamps and Mount Post

1) Refer to this document for instructions to mount the glass clamps and the posts

Note: Use WD-40 if there is difficulty installing bolts.

2) Only if your project includes stair posts, cross reference the post placement document and stair installation guidelines before mounting posts refer to this document to cut stainless steel tubes

Part 2: Cut Tubes to Size 

If using Inline Desgin tube for handrail,  refer to this document to cut stainless steel tubes 

Part 3: Install Handrails

Refer to this document to attach your stainless steel handrails including related components to your posts

Part 4: Maintaining a Stainless Steel Surface

Refer to this document for direction on buffing and refinishing stainless steel surfaces 

NOTE: A small amount of surface corrosion is not uncommon after a some exposure to weather or salty conditions. We recommend using our passivation solution or some sort of stainless polish to keep any surface corrosion from happening; more information available on our Engineering Specs Page