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Question DetailsAsked on 1/27/2017

I am having a hard time finding a contractor in the Lenexa area who replaces stair spindles.

I want to replace wood spindles with iron spindles. Have about 75 spindles to replace

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Oh, I give up - the Angies List computer is stripping out paragraph breaks again, but hopefully understandable - you will just have to read cram-packed print.


Many areas have specialty stair companies - and many Wrought Iron (an Angies List Search the List category) companies do sales and installation of wrought iron spindles. Otherwise, the Carpenter - Woodworking category would be a good choice too, assuming the spindles are going into wood railing and base rather than converting to all-iron railing, though many of them do that type of installation too (not making the iron railing, but installing it only).

...Using store-bought or custom single-piece spindles, many handymen could also do this - though the problem is unless you already have a handyman who you know is talented with detail wood work, you don't know what his work quality will be - might end up with damaged railing and such. ... HOW the spindles will be installed matters too - there are "drop-in" adjustable end pin or spring-loaded types that can be put in place without removing the railing (assuming the railing or base is thick enough to provide the extra space to slip in one end, then back off into the other end hole) - in some cases it is necessary to remove the top rail, put in all the spindles, then line up the railing and lower it into place at a slight angle as each spindle is inserted into its hole. ... Expected cost - for straight-run railing, maybe around $5-20/spindle for the item itself unless fancy custom design (commonly $5-10 box store price), and about $10-20 each replacement labor depending on how the railing is built - maybe $10 each minimum labor for simple drop-in type where the old spindle is cut, broken out of the glued-in hole, and the new one just slipped in and glued (or slipped in with adjustable end pin or spring loading). Removing top rail and putting in all spindles at one time is actually quicker in most cases, but generally takes two people in longer or curved railings so per-spindle cost likely to be about the same - though because of the number you have to do, especially if straight runs, might come out quite a bit cheaper on labor cost.======...Couple of related previous questions which might help FYI -...

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