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Old 09-18-2013, 08:05 AM
jkski jkski is offline
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9/18/2013 Update: More affordable cable railing found and ordered!

For anyone who may be considering going the cable railing route and better yet for those who suffered from stick shock when pricing it out like I did, I have found a more affordable supplier. After doing an extensive search, I cable across a company by the name of VistaView Cabletec and after talking to Paul (I believe the owner), I ended up ordering their products to complete my deck. The cost for me ended up being a little over double what it would have been to go with something like a wood balluster but the maintenance aspect is priceless!
Paul was great to work with and I will hopefully have the products by the weekend so that I can get to installing. In the end I will have 7 runs spanning a total of 95 feet and then 2 stairways which will be treated independent of the main runs......yeah, its a lot of holes to drill and drill straight nonetheless.

So, anyone got any great tips on how best to drill a hole thru a 6x6 post and remain perfectly centered on each side as not to have the cable go in one side at one height and come out the other at a slightly different height? Obviously using a level on the drill helps but any other thoughts are appreciated as I did not come this far to screw-up now!
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