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Old 07-27-2015, 06:23 PM   #1
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Mounting handrails on interior walls of steps.

I am looking for tips on how to mount teak handrails on the walls on the steps. On is an external wall and one is the bathroom exterior wall. What type of anchor should I use?

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Old 07-27-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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I'm assuming that the bathroom wall is actually an interior wall where you want to mount the handrail. We have a Silverback 29RE, and are considering the same thing. Ideally, screws placed into wall studs would work well. If the handrail is "only" to grab for stability, then moly bolts might work okay, but I'm not excited about that option. Please don't use plastic anchors as they will pull out the first time the handrail is needed. If the handrail is for any activity more taxing than that, then some type of backer board will be needed.
My DW has already asked me to install a handrail on one side for her. If I get to it soon, I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:14 PM   #3
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On order!!!

I have this one on order now .....the pic was taken of a 2016 Cedar Creek sitting on a showroom floor....I've had my dealer order it and will be installing in our 2014 Silverback 33RL on the outside wall...I will have to find two aluminum studs.....should mount in very near the same spot as this one on the CC.
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Definitely make sure to find the Aluminum studs as the walls are paperr thin. Later RJD
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:09 PM   #5
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mounting handrails oninteriorwallover steps

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I am looking for tips on how to mount teak handrails on the walls on the steps. On is an external wall and one is the bathroom exterior wall. What type of anchor should I use?

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How do you find the aluminum studs?
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:35 PM   #6
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To make it safe installed a board first to screw into any studs and then mount the hand rail to the board. Looks should not be the most important thing.


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Old 07-28-2015, 12:48 PM   #7
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Under no circumstances should a handrail be mounted to an interior wall without thru bolting and with backer plates on the other side. Your are asking for a disaster regardless of what kind of anchors you use. The walls are not constructed for anything but privacy. There is NOTHING inside the walls but air.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:51 PM   #8
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That's a good idea chevman. And, if you have a wood router, the backer board can be given an attractive edge, then stain, and polyurathane it to match the handrail. If the backer is Teak, then it's even easier, because all you need is some teak oil to match them both. Small pieces of teak might be a little harder to find. May try a large marine dealer.

Another option would be cypress. Much easier to find small pieces.

Good luck, and please post a picture of the finished product.
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Here's the handrail I installed. Used a backer board to mount the handrail on and then screwed the backer board to the alum studs and covered the holes with wooden buttons.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:14 PM   #10
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OC,that looks great.Swmbo has been after me to put one up just like that.Consider this one stole by me.Thanks,Dave
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