Concrete handrails are an excellent choice for home stairs, balconies and other areas where you need a support. Pvc handrails provide a safer environment while showing off the beauty of your home.
PVC handrails are a great addition to your home, adding safety, style and versatility. Building your own PVC handrail creates an opportunity to customize its length, height and shape. Whether you want to create an elegant curved accent railing or simply a sturdy utilitarian handrail for the stairs in your house, these instructions will show you how easy it is to build one at home.
PVC handrails are easy to build, economical and maintenance-free. They can be installed on any stair or deck that has straight edges to match exactly with the angle of the deck. Handrails must be used at every level change (or landings) as well as horizontally along both sides of stairs or ramps.
These PVC pipe handrails are the perfect solution for elderly and disabled persons in homes, hospitals, etc. They are beautiful and very sturdy.
You can easily build a handrail out of PVC pipe and fittings.
- Use a level to make sure that the handrail is straight.
- It should be at least 36 inches above the ground, as well as 36 inches from the ground and 36 inches away from any obstacles that could cause it to hit you in an accident.
- Make sure it’s at least four feet tall so no one can step on it by accident while they walk around their home or yard.
It should also be at least four inches wide so people can grasp onto it with both hands in case they trip or fall when walking up stairs or down slopes that aren’t completely level without having someone else help them up again (unless no one else is around).
Attach the top rail to the posts with rail end connectors.
Attach the top rail to the posts with rail end connectors. It’s important that you use the correct size of rail end connector for your post size, so make sure to check this before buying any fittings. Use PVC cement and let it dry for 24 hours before using the handrail. If you want your handrail to be perfectly level, use a level tool when attaching it; if not, don’t worry too much about getting everything perfectly straight—you can always add more fittings later if necessary.
Use PVC cement to hold the fittings in place, and let them dry for at least 24 hours before using your handrail.
Once you’ve purchased the materials and laid out your handrail plan, use PVC cement to glue the fittings to the pipe. Let them dry for at least 24 hours before using your handrail.
You’ll need a level to make sure that your handrail is level. If it’s not straight, take another look at how many connectors you used and ensure that all of your fittings are in place properly. If they are, try adjusting where they’re placed on either side of the railing itself until everything is even and straight.
Make sure your railing sits firmly against its base by digging down 8 inches below ground level. This will prevent sagging over time due to shifting soil or frost heaves (a process by which certain types of soil can expand during freezing weather).
Finally, use a utility knife to cut off any excess pieces from each side of the pipe as needed; this will help prevent any sharp ends from poking through into people’s hands or feet as they walk across it.
If you want your handrail to be perfectly level, you can use a level tool when attaching it to the posts.
- Use a level tool to ensure that the handrail is level. This will help you determine any adjustments that need to be made before attaching the top rail. To do this, hold the level tool up against the post and align its bubble with zero on the scale of numbers on one side of it. The mark on top of your post should be in line with this mark as well, making sure that they are at 90 degrees (perpendicular) to each other. If they aren’t lined up correctly, then you can adjust them by loosening or tightening whatever nut or bolt holds them together until both marks are parallel again.*
- It’s important to make sure both posts are equally leveled before attaching your top rail because once it is attached it will become impossible for you to make any adjustments without tearing down all four rails again.
Use a utility knife or sharp scissors to cut through the pipe.
Use a utility knife to cut through the pipe.
Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut through PVC pipe.
Use a hacksaw to cut through PVC pipe.
Use a pipe cutter to cut through PVC pipe.
If you don’t have access to any of these tools, you can also use a PVC cutter which will cost less than $10 at your local hardware store and makes cutting this type material very easy.
To keep your handrail sturdy, make sure that a quarter of each railing post is below the ground.
To keep your handrail sturdy, make sure that a quarter of each railing post is below the ground. Use a level to ensure that the posts are straight and level, then dig holes for them.
For this process, you’ll need:
- Post hole digger (optional)
You can easily build a strong and attractive handrail out of PVC pipe and fittings.
For all of you who are building stairs, railings, and decks out of PVC pipe, this will be a helpful guide. We’ll show you how to build a PVC handrail for your stairway that is attractive and sturdy.
First things first: there are two types of PVC fittings that you should be familiar with if you want to build a solid handrail: tees and elbows. T-pieces join two pipes together at right angles while E-shaped connectors allow them to slope or curve together in almost any configuration imaginable (not just right angles).
PVC pipe and fittings are a great way to make a handrail for your steps. They’re strong, durable, and easy to work with. You can use PVC cement or fittings with screws to connect the posts and rails together. If you want your handrail to be perfectly level, you can use a level tool when attaching it to the posts. To keep your handrail sturdy, make sure that a quarter of each railing post is below the ground.