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Old 05-08-2017, 01:11 PM   #1
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Hello I am new to this forum and was looking for some good ideas.

I have this walkway that goes up a hill in my backyard. The old owner of the house had this rope that is all but gone as a super flimsy handrail. I wanted to get something new going but the metal poles are deep in concrete. I am figuring I will need to keep those.

Any ideas on how I could keep those poles while installing a safer hand rail?

My first thought it to drill a few holes and install metal wire, but I would still need to figure out a good option for the top and the rings.


Sorry if this isnt in the right category. Like i said new to the site.
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They will probably move this to the Building and Construction forum.

What kind of shape are the poles in?
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Its okay if it goes into General Construction.

Thanks for the reply!

The poles are in amazing shape, they are deep in the concrete up there. That's why I want to use them in the future. Taking them out would be incredibly cost prohibitive
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Ayuh,.... I'd just replace the rope with fresher newer rope,...

More use of knots could help with the appeal,...
1" rope makes a nice hand hold,....
It's what I used on a stairway at my place,...

If the posts are solid, the rope can be tightened a considerable amount,.... Taut,...
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My suspicion is the poles are completely closed at the top and any holes drilled that will allow water inside is a sure way to promote internal rust. To make matters worse they may be closed with concrete at the bottom.
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You could build a handrail out of treated wood and attach it to the loops on top of the pipe with threaded hook-eyes.
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keep the rope idea, but run the rope through a long piece of conduit between each of the 'eyehooks'... that might be a cool look
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