Replace a Exterior Metal Stair Railing

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Metal stair railing РMany exterior stairs consists of cast concrete, making them both functional and robust. The railing of the stairs is often wrought iron, which attaches securely to trudge through special masonry hardware.  Examine the bottom of the metal railing where it attaches to the concrete, and locate the screws that hold it down. Remove the screws using a power drill. If you encounter extreme resistance, may have rusty screws to the rail. Spray them with a lubricating spray and let them sit for 10-15 minutes before you try to remove them again.

Compare the wall of the home, where the rear portion of the metal mounts the stairs. Find the mounting brackets in this location and remove the screws in the same way. Lift the metal stair railing out of the way. Remove any remaining metal support posts on the concrete stairs by cutting off flush with the concrete. Put on protective eye wear, and insert a metal blade in a saber saw. Holder blade is on top of the stairs and cut parallel to it until the support posts release.

Look at the top of the concrete stairs to determine if rust is present. If rust exists, brush the concrete vigorously with a wire brush until they disappear. Put the new railing on top of the concrete stairs 2 inches from the side edge. Place the railing on the previous hole to hide them, if possible. But make sure that the screw holes on the metai stair railing is of solid concrete. Mark each screw hole by means of a pencil, and set aside the rail. Insert a 1/4-inch-diameter masonry bit into a drill and create a 1-5 / 8-inch-deep hole in each marked location.

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