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Step 8: Attaching Handrail Post - continued
Cut your 4"x4" handrail post to length. (The length of 4"x4" handrail post will vary based on different handrail designs and construction. For this example, we will be using 8ft - 4"x4" lumber cut in half, 26" aluminum spindles and post caps. We also choose to cut a 1" chamfer (45 degree angle) at the bottom of each 48" – 4"4" handrail post)
Position the 4"x4" handrail post into the Splash Handrail Bracket. The top of the 4"x4" handrail post should be 38" above the top of the surface boards. Using a level, align the post vertical such that it is plumb on both sides. Composite shims can be used to plumb the posts. Secure the 4"x4" handrail post with (1) 1/4" x 3" Simpson Strong-Tie® structural lag screw and re-check plumb. Secure another lag screw on the opposite of 4"x4" handrail post and re-check plumb. Secure one additional lag screw on each side of post (4 total screws per post). The 2 lag screws on each side should be placed diagonal to each other and offsetting each other from side to side.