Iron Baluster Installation (Piece under Shoe)


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Old 01-31-16, 09:03 AM
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Iron Baluster Installation (Piece under Shoe)

My uncle installed these iron spindles for my parents, and we are having the hardest time finding pieces that attach the baluster to the wood, that sit under the shoe.

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They are basically 2 “U-shaped” pieces in which you use 2 screws to secure to the floor. I just don’t want to have to drill holes and use epoxy. This seems a lot more durable.

Does anyone have any clue what these are called and where you can get them? Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 01-31-16, 09:06 AM
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In this picture you can see how the shoe would slide down and fit over this piece perfectly.
 
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Old 01-31-16, 10:40 AM
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Originally I thought you were looking for a cover..... but you're looking for that same exact floor mounting flange.... correct ?
 

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Old 02-01-16, 07:25 AM
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Pete,

That is correct. I can't believe this is such a difficult product to find as it seems much more efficient, and easier to install, than drilling holes and using epoxy.
 
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I've finished dozens of staircases that had wrought iron balusters but have never seen any bottom pieces that look like those. Most looked similar to the covers that Pete originally pictured and had hole drilled on one side to screw them to the tread.
 
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Gotcha, I didn't see the picture Pete posted. Any idea where to get those? Would Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards carry them?

If so, what exactly are they called? Thank you!
 
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Something along the order of this - https://images.search.yahoo.com/imag...hspart=mozilla

Not sure where they can be purchased
 
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Old 02-01-16, 12:11 PM
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I had the picture of a two piece cover posted. You said you're looking for that exact mounting shoe. Two different things.
 
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Gotcha. I did run across some shoe/flange combos. That might not be a bad ides. Thank you both for the info!
 
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By the way, I found them, but not the flanges sold separately. You get them in a pack of 2 with shoes. Unfortunately, they are a discontinued item (at least with Menards):

http://www.menards.com/main/building...04296623690113
 
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XSleeper, that's a solid product as well. I like how the flanges are hidden by the shoe better, but a combo flange/shoe is the next best thing.

I am honestly baffled as to why these are not the standard for iron spindle installation. It is so much easier, less messy, and does less damage than drilling holes and using epoxy.

Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?!?!?!?!?
 
 

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