Tip Sheet - Installing Glass Railing


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.

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

Tools Required

Installing Glass Clamps

    1. 6mm hex wrench
    2. 4mm hex wrench

Installing Posts

    1. Power drill
    2. Level
    3. Wrench
    4. Level


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

Refer to - Tip Sheet - Installing Railing Posts with Glass Clamps

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

Only if your project includes stair posts, cross reference the following tip sheets Tips sheets before mounting posts.

Refer to - Tip Sheet - Stair Railing Post Placement

Refer to - Tip Sheet - Stairs Details

Part 2: Cut Tubes to Size

Refer to - Tip Sheet - Cutting Stainless Steel Tubing

Part 3: Install Handrails

Refer to - Tip Sheet - Installing Handrails Brackets

Part 4: Maintaining a Stainless Steel Surface

Refer to - Tip Sheet - Buffing and Refinishing Your Stainless Steel Surface

Refer to - Tip Sheet - Removing Scratches and Cleaning Stainless Steel Surfaces


PDF Instructions

YouTube Installation - Glass Railing System

Glass Railing System - CIS Div 5 Section 05.7360

Shop Drawing


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.


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.