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How to re-bed hand rails? #18520
06/27/20 03:56 PM
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Okay J/30 newbie question here. I’ve got rain water dripping down the interior ceiling handrails. Do the exterior rails thru-bolt into the interior rails? How do these things come off? It would be awesome if I didn’t have to remove the plugs on the interior rail because finding Ash plugs doesn’t seem like an easy task and I really don’t want to have to re varnish. Can it be done from just the top? Teak plugs are easy to find, and I think the exterior is just finished in teak oil.


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Re: How to re-bed hand rails? [Re: Kellen] #18521
06/27/20 06:19 PM
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Kellen - they are through bolted with bungs covering top & bottom. I don't think you would be able to remove one side as the opposite end needs to be held to unscrew the nut.

Re: How to re-bed hand rails? [Re: Kellen] #18522
06/29/20 12:50 PM
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Take the plugs out of the top teak rails, under the plug there is a nut and washer to back off (I had no problem doing this).. Pull top rails off as well as inside rails. Drill oversize holes and fill with epoxy. Re-drill, holes for the screws that are coming out of inside rails - take your time to make sure you center the new holes in the epoxy. Re-bed top and inside

Re: How to re-bed hand rails? [Re: Kellen] #18523
06/29/20 06:33 PM
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Thanks for detailed info. Hopefully Russ is right and I don't have to remove the plugs on the interior rails.


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Re: How to re-bed hand rails? [Re: Kellen] #18524
06/30/20 11:43 PM
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Mine were frozen when I had to remove the top rail so I had to remove upper and lower.
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Re: How to re-bed hand rails? [Re: Kellen] #18525
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If it turns out you have to pull the plugs out of the inside rails, I have some ash laying around as well as plug cutters. Just let me know the size of the plugs and how many


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