The Flat Handrail is a commercial handrail commonly used in hospitals and nursing homes. An aluminum retainer and vinyl impact absorber are concealed by a replaceable vinyl cover and assembled with adjustable mounting attachments. This product uniquely combines the benefits of durability, visual appeal, and ease of installation. Standard length is 12'.
What is the difference between the standard color palette and the other color palettes?
For all vinyl products there are 10 standard colors available. These 10 colors represent the most common and most readily available color options. Polycarbonate products are only available in clear and the 10 polycarbonate colors. All vinyl colors in palettes B, C, D, and Wildwood are considered specialty colors and are made-to-order.
How will my order be shipped?
Most orders will be shipped direct via UPS Ground. Orders containing 12′ long parts, such as WX6 wall guards, will require shipment via a LTL Freight Carrier. If your order must be shipped via freight, you will be contacted after placing your order by a Customer Service Representative.
How do you determine shipping costs?
The shipping rates displayed at checkout are based on the size and weight of the items ordered. The UPS Ground prices shown reflect the actual cost of your shipment. Due to the length of the products additional shipping and handling costs are included in the quoted price.
Using the correct plans, layout guides and local code requirements layout and mark the location of the handrail on the wall at the appropriate height above the finished floor. Measure 2-3/4” down from the desired top of the handrail and mark this location at each end of the run. Snap a chalk line, or use a laser level to mark the height of the standoff fasteners.
Layout the handrail runs, marking the location of each standoff along the chalk or laser line. There must be a standoff located 6” from the start and the end of each run. Standoffs must be located 6” from all outside corners and 10” from all inside corners. The remaining standoffs are to be spaced a maximum of 32” O.C.. Make sure there is an equal distance on both ends of the handrail run from door jambs and windows.
Drill 1/2” holes at the marked locations for each standoff, then insert a toggle in each hole. Toggle installation instructions:
Hold metal channel flat alongside plastic strips and slide channel through the hole. Minimum clearance behind wall: only 1-7/8″. Hold ends of straps together between thumb and forefinger and pull toward you until channel rests behind the wall. Ratchet cap along the straps with other hand until flange of the cap is flush with wall. Place thumb between the straps at the wall. Push thumb side to side, snapping off the straps level with the flange of the cap. Place standoff to the wall over the flange. Using 1/4, 20 tap bolt, insert tap and tighten until snug against the standoff, then stop.
If returns are not pre-assembled by the factory, select proper amount of corner housings to assemble all left hand returns required. The select the proper amount of left hand adapters. Using the factory supplied screws affix the adapters to the corner Housing. Repeat this step for the right hand returns and the corners, using two adapters per corner. Note: The corner adapters are reversible enabling them to be used for an outside as well as an inside corner application.
Select the end caps or outside corners for each section. Place the factory supplied screw through the hole in the tab on the endcap/corner, then loosely attach the factor supplied slot nut to the screw. Place the retainer on it’s side, then slide the end cap/corner into position with the tab to the back of the retainer and the slotted nut in the center channel of the retainer. Once the end cap/corner is properly seated in the channel and flush with the end of the retainer, tighten the screw to hold the end cap/corner in place. Note: The handrail cover can be attached to the aluminum retainer prior to mounting the handrail to the standoffs as long as there are no splices in the run, if you desire to do so go to steps #7 & #8 before step #6.
Insert the required amount of locking brackets for the run into the channel on the back of the aluminum retainer with the flat side of the locking bracket facing up. Align the locking brackets with the standoffs along the run, then lift the handrail assembly into place, pushing the locking brackets into the standoffs. Insert and push down on the locking pin until it is flush with the top of the standoff to lock the handrail assembly into place. Should you need to remove the handrail for any reason use a screw driver at the bottom of the standoff to push the clip up unsnapping the mounting bracket from the standoff.
Select a section of the impact bumper; cut to length if required. Note: Be sure to leave a 1” gap at each end of the impact bumper where the handrail corners or ends. Place the impact bumper in the center of the retainer, then snap into place along the center of the retainer.
Select the appropriate handrail cover, cut to length if required, place the top lip of the cover over the top of the retainer. Starting at one end, using the palm of the hand, push the cover down over the bottom of the retainer.