Top viewI have to replace a post cover on my deck because the flag pole the previous owners screwed into it got ripped out in a wind storm. I can’t seem to figure out how the braces that cover where the rails connect to the post are supposed to be removed. Usually they screw in but these don’t have any screws. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Bottom of rail cover

Rail cover

  • A picture from the top would be helpful as well, but off hand, it looks like they snap on or maybe snap on and then slide down into place. Oct 4, 2023 at 13:30
  • Picture of top view added.
    – Scott
    Oct 4, 2023 at 22:01

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Slide them away from the post. They engage with flanges inside and there may be a snapping action. Then the screws will be exposed.

  • They don’t move. I’m wondering if they were glued in place.
    – Scott
    Oct 7, 2023 at 14:18
  • Unless someone went off-script, those parts are never glued. It may take a bit of force to overcome the retention.
    – isherwood
    Oct 9, 2023 at 13:14

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