ALBANY SPIRAL STAIRCASE SPECIFICATIONS

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					                                                      ALBANY SPIRAL STAIRCASE


 Congratulations on your purchase of our Albany Spiral
 Staircase! This has been Steptoe's most celebrated product
 since it was introduced in 1976. Adapted from a design that
 first appeared in England around 1870, the Albany was used
 primarily as an industrial stair. Today, the Albany is seen as
 an excellent way to access lofts, balconies, decks, or a wall of
 bookshelves.

 Primarily designed for use as a secondary stair, the one-piece
 Albany tread is sturdy and simple when viewed in elevation.
 The open fretwork tread design permits light to pass through
 making it ideal for exterior installation, as snow and rain do
 not collect on the surface. Where space is at a premium, the 4'
 diameter Albany is an ideal solution occupying only 16 sq.
 feet (1.49 sq. meters).

 The staircase is supplied in kit form compromising of treads,
 balusters, handrail, and centre pole. The complete staircase
 includes an extended top tread bolting to the landing, a centre
 pole ball, and an end scroll for the lower end of the handrail.
 All hardware is included.
 For full assembly instructions, please flip page.


SPECIFICATIONS

 Diameter: 4' (1220mm) & 5' (1524mm)
             Clockwise or Counter-clockwise ascending
 Stair Rise: 8" (203mm)
 Weight: 45 lbs. (20.5 kg) for 4' diameter &
          80 lbs. (36.29 kg) for 5' diameter per complete
          rise includes baluster, tread, pole, handrail
 Rotation: Each tread = 27.69 0; 13 treads = 360 0
 Standard Finish: Polyester Powder coat in Satin Black
 Premium Finish: Now available in Gun Metal Pewter &
                                      Dark Satin Bronze

 Legend
 A. Albany Tread (Counter-Clockwise Model)
 B. Georgian Baluster
 C. Centre Pole
                                                             (B) GEORGIAN BALUSTER

 A NOTE ABOUT BUILDING CODES                                        (C) CENTER POLE
 Codes vary from across the country. Consult your
 local authority. Steptoe&Wife Antiques Ltd.
 guarantees the Steptoe TM staircase for materials          (A) ALBANY TREAD ( C-CW)
 only, there is no representation or warranty other than
 for the quality of the materials supplied. We are not
 responsible for incorrect or inappropriate installation.


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                                              ALBANY SPIRAL STAIRCASE


ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS                         Stairs are supplied in kit form comprising of treads, balusters, handrail and
                                              centre pole. The complete staircase also includes a large top tread suitable for
                                              bolting or screwing to the existing landing.


 1. Install the Fabricated Spiral Landing to the top floor (if necessary).
 Place the pole in the exact centre of the well, this can first be done with a
 plumb line or simply place the centre pole in the groove of the landing.
 (Note: The pole can be rested on the surface of the floor, or set into
 concrete but this is not strictly necessary as all the weight of the
 staircase is taken on the bottom tread.)

 2. Slide the first tread over the pole down to the ground. Fix the baluster
 through. Tighten the nut on the bottom of the baluster loosely, allowing
 the baluster to be turned so that the angle at the top is correct in relation
 to the handrail.

 3. Keep building all treads in this way, holding each tread in line with
 the one below, until the full height of the staircase is achieved.

 4. The top tread is then bolted to the landing above, holding the
 staircase in position. During the building operation, the staircase can be
 held in place with supports or by someone holding the centre post.

 5. The handrail may now be screwed to the bottom baluster.
 (see handrail instructions)

 6. Adjust the second baluster to ensure it is vertical and screw it to the
 handrail. (if you are installing more than one baluster per tread, attach
 the handrail to all the first balusters on the tread, then all the second,
 then all the third)

 7. Continue up the staircase pulling each baluster vertical and repeat
 procedure in item 6.

 8. Finally when the handrail has been fitted and tightened securely, the
 nuts on the bottom of the balusters may be tightened to create a
 completely rigid structure.


 Note A
 The matching handrail is supplied undrilled. The balusters are supplied
 with 12" x 1/2" threaded rods.

 Note B
 Centre Pole is capped to form a newel post for start of upper railing.
 Additional matching balusters may be used. Spacing is at your
 discretion. Each baluster has a saddle at the upper end for fitting to the
 handrail, and comes with a threaded rod or lag screw at the bottom.


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                                                ALBANY SPIRAL STAIRCASE

 ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:


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1. Install the Fabricated Spiral Landing to     2. Slide the first tread over the pole down   3. When reached the top, bolt the top tread
the top floor and place the pole in the exact   to the ground. Fix the baluster through       to the landing above, holding the staircase
centre of the well                              loosely. Continue sequence up staircase       in position


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4. The handrail may now be screwed to the       5. Adjust the second balusters to ensure it   6. Tighten the nuts on the bottom of the
bottom baluster (see handrail instructions)     is vertical and screw it to the handrail.     balusters. Install end scroll & finial ball,
                                                Proceed with third balusters (if necessary)   and proceed with necessary railing.


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                                            TUBULAR SPIRAL HANDRAIL


ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS                       COMPONENTS:           Curved sections of tubular handrail (Brass/Steel)
                                                                  Internal SplicingTube to connect curved handrail sections.
                                                                  Cover Band to cover the gap between the handrail sections.


 1. Balusters should only be hand tightened to permit ample
 movement.

 2. Lay the first section of handrail on the baluster saddles. You
 want to make sure the curve and pitch follow the staircase. Each
 section will cover 6-7 risers.

 3. Screw the first baluster on each tread into the handrail, making
 sure that you leave 6"-8" extension beyond the first baluster.

 4. With the next section of handrail make sure the connection into
 the first section is a smooth transition. You may need to cut the
 handrail to make this happen. (extra handrail is always provided)

 5. Insert the splicing tube into the second section of handrail.
 Remember to slide the cover band on before connecting the sections
 together. Continue to attach the first baluster on each tread.
 (if you are installing more than one baluster per tread, attach the
 handrail to all the first balusters on the tread, then all the second,
 then all the third).

 6. The first balusters are then tightened at the acorn nut after the
 saddles are secure.

 7. Attach the end scrolls or transitional bend following the
 completion of the handrail. Some filing may be required to remove
 burrs on the inside of the handrails.



 Note:
 THE SPIRAL HANDRAIL IS A LARGE SPRING HELD IN
 PLACE UNDER SOME TENSION. A LITTLE MUSCLE MAY
 BE REQUIRED.

 IF EXTENSION RAILINGS ARE RUNNING FROM THE
 CENTRE POLE, AN ANGLE COLLAR IS SUPPLIED. THIS
 WILL ATTACH TO THE FINIAL BALL. BE SURE TO
 ATTACH THIS BEFORE SLIDING THE FINIAL BALL ONTO
 THE CENTRE POLE. (FLIP TO BACK FOR ANGLE COLLAR
 ASSEMBLY)




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                                            TUBULAR SPIRAL HANDRAIL


ANGLE COLLAR ASSEMBLY




                 DRILL HOLE IN                NUT
                 FINIAL BALL




                                                                     1.5 " HANDRAIL


                                         ANGLE COLLAR




                                   CENTRE POLE




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