So I removed the old broken 4x4 post that was for the fence and deck. I have the deck sitting on stone slab after I held it up with a jack. It had two bolts that I had to cut out that are still in the holes for the deck framing so I cant put the new 4x4 post back in the same way to attach it back to the deck. Any ideas on what to do?

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    Can you better explain what is at the bottom where the new post would go? Maybe add a photo? I am trying to understand what is there to fasten to. – wallyk Mar 12 '15 at 7:25
  • Drill new holes? – Tyler Durden Mar 12 '15 at 13:26

Use a sledgehammer and a large punch to drive out the old bolts. For one-time use, a spike just smaller in diameter than the bolts, with the tip cut off flat may work well-enough at a lower cost, if you don't have a large punch on hand.

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