The square PVC baluster doesn't impress me as being strong enough to take much abuse, especially in the cold. Of course we're not supposed to abuse things but it happens- and all too frequently on a rushed jobsite. My thoughts here have turned toward making one out of metal for that reason- there must be some kind of readily-available "C" shaped channeling of the proper size out there just waiting for me to find it and make one of my own even better than the original
Tom old boy, if you're going to take from us then give back some too. How about popping in here occasionally yourself- if we mere mortals with equally busy lives can do this then you can too. I dare you!