Wood Stud Walls
Wood stud walls are not strong enough to support direct mounting of the guide tubes.
In this scenario, support towers are used and mounted back to a 2" x 6" board that is screwed to the studs in the wall, running parallel to the stair flight. The towers must be attached to the board as well as to the floor or stair treads.
- This method of anchoring is not feasible for steel stud walls
- If stairs and landings are concrete, freestanding towers may be used