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Look at Julius Blum & Co. These guys sell all the brackets and plain material for just about any kind of architectural metal work.




John L. Smart, PE SE

Lindsey & Ritter, Inc.

401 East Jane Street

Valdosta, GA 31601-4062

229.242.9897 Voice

229.242.5997 Facsimile




From: Richard Calvert [mailto:RichardC(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 9:21 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Brass Railing


I’m trying to provide some calculations for brass railing and posts. However, I’m having a difficult time locating mechanical properties (which are standard for this kind of application) of the material.  Working with the most conservative numbers in the ASTM we find that not even a solid pipe works… the manufacturer prefers to use actual brass as well, as apposed to plated or faux.  Does anyone know a good reference? Or even plain out what the standard grade and properties are for this application?




Richard Calvert, EIT 

Project Engineer