I'm in the process of completing some steel porch rails for an elderly relative. Putting a pair on her back and front concrete porches. We looked at home centers, but the rails were all built out of thin materials and appeared to be more decorative than sturdy. Since I already had some steel on hand, I decided to just build some porch rails.
The rails are being constructed with 2" X 2" X 11 gauge square tubing. Nothing fancy in design, just functional.
I didn't have time to take pics yet. Hope to weld everything together this weekend. Then I'll finish cleaning the steel and prepare to prime and paint.
Will be drilling 4 inch deep holes in the concrete porches for setting the posts in and then quick drying cement will be added. This is cement that's specialized just for this purpose.
My question, what are some methods for securing the rails while the cement cures?
I had previously built and installed some more home built rails at another place and had difficulty trying to stabilize the rails while the cement was drying.
Anyone have any useful suggestions? These rails will help my elderly aunt to avoid falling as well as other people that come to visit.