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Forum topic by rhym1n posted 01-31-2016 03:59 PM 596 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhym1n

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01-31-2016 03:59 PM

My uncle installed these iron spindles for my parents, and we are having the hardest time finding pieces that attach the baluster to the wood, that sit under the shoe.

Here are images:

They are basically 2 “U-shaped” pieces. I just don’t want to have to drill holes and use epoxy. This seems a lot more durable.

Does anyone have any clue what these are called and where you can get them? Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 02-01-2016 12:07 AM

You have something unique there. I got interested when I saw your pictures, because I had never seen such a thing I have searched at least a dozen stair parts websites, and I see nothing like you posted here. Sorry to be such non-help, but at least you know you’re not the only one can’t find it :)

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 02:19 PM

Thanks David. That makes me feel a little better. Speaking to my uncle a bit more, he said it was a new product that he found at either Home Depot or Menards. That was over a year ago. I’m guessing it didn’t really take off and they stopped selling it there.

But man, this is so much quicker and more secure than drilling and using epoxy. I’m not sure why this isn’t the standard for installing iron balusters.

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 02:34 PM

I think if you do a search for metal porch brackets you will find something similar at Menards and HD.

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 02:38 PM

You may find something here or just do a search for metal baluster hardware.

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 03:39 PM

Thank you both very much for the info. I couldn’t find that exact product, but that site does have similar brackets, Bill. Thanks.

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 09:55 PM

I just wanted to update you guys with what I found. The product maker is Carolina Stair. They sell these products through Menards, ebay, and maybe elsewhere.

However, I haven’t found these flanges sold separately. They come in a pack of 2 with the shoes. (Not horribly priced)

Example:

http://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/staircase-systems-parts/stair-parts/carolina-stair-oil-rubbed-copper-base-shoes-with-1-2-opening-2-ct/p-1444426248291-c-7671.htm?tid=-1543304296623690113

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#7 posted 02-03-2016 04:35 AM

Great find! You win the Google-fu award for that one!

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