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How do I remove a handrail from a wall?
Last Updated: 28th March, 2021
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Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you remove a stair railing from a wall?
Many modern railings have a small hole underneath to access the nut holding the bolt in the newel post in place inside the railing. Place a thin box wrench into the hole and turn the nut counterclockwise to loosen it. Remove the nut. Repeat anywhere the stair railing meets a newel post.
One may also ask, how do you remove spindles? Lay a thin hand saw blade on the tread of the stair so that its teeth are where the bottom of the spindle and the top of the tread meet. A little wooden dowel pin connects the two together. Move the saw back and forth to slide under the spindle and cut the dowel pin. Repeat this process for each spindle.
In this manner, how do you remove an old banister?
Use a chisel and a mallet to remove the piece of fill, a strip of wood that plugs the groove between the banister and the spindles, also known as balusters, holding the spindles to the banister. Place the point of the chisel in the center of the fill and hit the other end of the tool carefully with the mallet.
Are half walls with spindles load bearing?
With that being said, that entire wall probably isn't weight bearing, you could just take down the top part, bottom part or both. Tear out the wall and open the space. The wall is not load bearing. Spindles do not support load bearing walls.