Five sizes of cable are offered for the Ultra-tec® Cable Railing System: 1/8”, 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, and 3/8”.
We recommend only 1×19 construction, type 316 stainless steel cable for cable railing applications. 1×19 strand cable is engineered to hold static loads without stretching, and it is relatively stiff. Other cable constructions are not recommended because of their elevated levels of stretch and lower breaking strengths in comparison to 1×19 construction.
MINIMUM BREAKING STRENGTH (in lbs.)
FOR 1X19 STRAND TYPE 316 STAINLESS STEEL CABLE
|Breaking Strength||1, 780||4,000||6,900||10,600||14,800|
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