I need to replace a 13 ft high, approximately, 6x6 deck post due to dry rot on bottom half of the post .
The deck sits around 10 ft high from the ground and rest of it [post] is above the deck floor connecting rails. The 6x6 post sit on the concrete with metal bracket.
Replacing entire 13 ft high post would be the optimum solution but would require a lot of extra work, like removing some of the deck floor board, detaching rails on the top, removing side cover panel which is bolted into 6x6.
Can i get away with cutting the bad rotten part of the post (lets say about 9 ft from the bottom and replace with new post) so basically joining two post vertically using metal braces? or please suggest any other feasible solution.