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How can i protect a 8x8 post from 8" of concrete

I am pouring a slab but there is a 8x8 post in the way how can I protect at least 8" of post from the concrete eating the post
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How do you prevent 4x4 fence post from rotting on the bottom?

I have to replace 8-10 posts due to rot. Some of these are set in concrete, some are not. I have read you should seal posts with tar or oil based sealant on the bottom before setting in concrete. I ...
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How to choose between standard post bases and high-uplift-resistance post bases for deck?

I designed a 12'x16', 16" high deck using Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Planner Software. I'll be using Trex 1" deck boards with 3/16" spacing. The software specified Simpson ABU post bases ...
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How do I set the 4x4 post for a hand rail on a set of deck stairs with a gas line running underground beneath the stairs?

How do I set the 4x4 post for a handrail on a set of deck stairs with a gas line running underground beneath the stairs? It's the main gas line from the street to the house, so I know it's there, and ...
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Connecting two Aluminium post together

I have aluminum fencing post of 7 ft. Because of less height, I cant use this to insert directly into the concrete to have additional stability and strength. One option is directly installed on a ...
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What is the correct spacing for support posts when building cottage?

We are planning on building 20x24 or 24x32 vacation house. Its located in Ottawa region on Canadian shield (from what everyone is telling me). But it is very rocky there. Impossible to dig more than a ...
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Do I attach my vinyl fence post to my house? If so, how should I go about it?

I have been doing a bunch of research and still can’t figure out what to do. I’m trying to install a vinyl fence for my mom but I already ran into an issue. Her house is on a slab and she has two dogs ...
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How to design a fence gate in a narrow area next to house?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to construct a new fence and gate in a narrow area next to my house. I am planning to have this fence be 6' tall and am considering using metal fence posts (...
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Tightening a newel post bolt in a tight space

I have a couple of newel posts on my stairs that have gotten wobbly over the years. In an attempt to tighten them up, I removed the plugs at the bottom of the posts to access the bolts holding them to ...
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What would be some reasons to add a post under a structural beam if its not need?

We're planning to remove partition walls that houses our through and through fireplace. We have had the structural engineer provide stamped document regarding the structure which they indicated is not ...
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Raising a sagging section of my houses central beam ~1.2 inches

My house was built in the 1980s and is your standard rectangular home, garage/basement on the bottom and living space above. I've been renovating the basement slowly and am trying to remove a few ...
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Wood Information Podium/Lectern Footing Re-build using Concrete and Post Bases [closed]

I am working on charity project for a local historical site. They have information signs that are on 6x6 wood that of course is rotting since they were set into the ground. The plan is to keep the ...
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How to keep squirrels off of a 4x4 post that's already in the ground?

I have a 4x4 wood post that's quite tall (probably 8 - 10 feet) that's used to hang lights and bird feeders. In particular, I have a suet feeder hanging from a hook about 4 feet off the ground. ...
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Reinforcing 2x8 floor joist

My home was built in the late 50's with 2x8 floor joists. When my 130 lbs dog runs across the room, the floor bounces slightly. We are wanting to reinforce that area before adding a heavier dining ...
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How can I connect wooden post and beam inside a 2x4 wall?

I'm thinking of framing and drywalling along this beam, but there are 2x4s nailed on the sides of the posts. I'm thinking of replacing those with appropriate metal hardware. Would that be something ...
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How do I remove U posts?

I drove a 7 foot long metal U post into the ground about two feet with a post driver. It is now embedded in the ground beyond my ability to pull it out by hand. When the time comes to remove the post ...
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Is this amount of wobble in my newel post acceptable?

I just had some new newel posts and railing installed. I’m on the fence whether or not the amount of wobble is acceptable. My wife believes it is too much to accept but I’m not really sure what’s ...
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Post was placed on crawlspace vent cutout

I'm a first time home buyer doing a new kitchen addition. The structural engineer drew out a framing plan where he put posts over a crawl space vent cutout. See photo for full detail. This is giving ...
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How do I calculate the weight tolerance for a steel gate post?

I'm building a new gate that is 6.5' wide and 6' tall on sleeve hinges. My post is 2 3/8" Schedule 40 steel sunk 2.5' into the ground with 6' above ground. My soil is very sandy and my hole ended ...
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Questions about building a fence: Odd angles, staining timeline, depth of posts, order of hardscaping, and tips for gate

We live near the bay area in California and currently planning our front yard fence. I have already touched base with city about property line and possible height restrictions, so nothing needed there ...
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Can I use a pressure treated 6x6 to replace my porch post?

I would like to replace my porch post as it is falling apart. I understand how to do it with a bracket in the cement etc. I would like to use a pressure treated 6x6. There is no one in my area that ...
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Best way to place a deck post on a non-level pier

I have poured 11 piers + footings for my deck. In each I placed a J-bolt in the center to attach my adjustable post base to. Despite my best efforts some of the tops of the piers aren't perfectly ...
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How to remove a fence post in concrete that is attached to the garage foundation?

Even though I told a handyman to put the fence post that is right next to the garage in gravel, he put it in concrete. It is so close to the garage that it is scraping the siding and the concrete is ...
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How can I build a retaining wall and secure these fence posts while conserving space?

I have leveled the area between our building and the fenced property boundary, removing soil next to the brickwork, which required me to work around four fence posts. Now, I plan to build a modular ...
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What is the maths formula to determine the size/weight of a pot/anchor that will hold posts for a sunshade under tension?

I want to erect a non-permanent sunshade in my yard. Instead of anchoring it into the building or digging holes (this is a rental) I was going to use large plant pots, with a post in them. I could use ...
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Need Help with Building a Deck in Ontario - Post-beam connection issues

I’m in the process of building a deck in Ontario, Canada, and I’ve followed a design from Home Depot. However, I’m having concerns about the connection between the post and beam or rim joist as ...
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Post on 2nd floor deck supporting overhanging roof rotten out, how to waterproof repair?

The deck has a plywood subfloor covered by vinyl sheeting, which has a square cut-out at the corner perfectly fitting the deck post through it. As such, the 6"x6" post sits directly on the ...
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How to properly reinforce a porch that inspector flagged for a "single member band joist"?

A friend of mine bought a house recently, and one item flagged by the inspector is the front porch. I offered to help them fix the problem. Whether that means doing it myself, or hiring a professional ...
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Is there a max ratio that you need to stay under when you notch a newel post in order to secure it to the joists?

I am talking about this situation Here is my situation: I have two posts that I am dry fitting right now and one of them will be sandwiched between a structural joist and the stringers for the ...
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Lean to free standing patio cover

I am building a 12'x 20' free standing lean to off the back of the house. I am planning on using 4"x4" posts with a 4"x6" beam across the back and front, with a 4"x6" ...
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Is there a post-cap connector I can use to secure 2x10 joists to a 4x6 post?

I'm fixing up a 10x15 (roughly) feet deck and need to replace the one rotten outer rim joist. The current post is notched and the joists are sitting on top of the post bolted to the notched post. I ...
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How to fix a rotting load bearing post?

I believe a load bearing timber post at my place is starting to rot at the bottom due to moisture. I think the post is load bearing because there is a large opening for the slide door. Does anyone ...
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Can I use a full whiskey barrel for sun shade sail with rocks instead of concrete?

I have a 20 x 10 sun shade. 3 sides will anchor to the house. The other corner I was hoping to anchor from a 8' 6" post put in a fully intact whiskey barrel. Just cut the top and place the post ...
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How to ensure concrete mounted post is plumb?

Using something like the Simpson Strong-Tie ABU post base, what is the procedure to ensure that the post is plumb when securing with 1/2 in in bolts? Is it reasonable to tack the post plumb and ...
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How can I repair this rotted fence post with footing below ground?

I have two adjacent 4×4 fence posts that are wobbly. I excavated one: It is set in a concrete footing that is maybe 4–6" below ground. The portion of the post that was below ground is rotten, ...
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How much concrete is needed to prevent slackline posts from tilting?

edit...I ended up digging a 11"w x 11"l x 25"h hole with a 11"w x 20"l x 11"h shelf in the direction of the slackline. I welded some steel wire frame pieces, that I cut ...
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How to secure these wooden porch posts to the concrete slab?

The front of my house has an overhang extension of the roof, held up by three posts. The posts are loose on bottom and I'm wondering how best to affix them to the concrete. While they are stable most ...
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Is my plan to bolster gate posts reasonable?

We have some gates made with lumber and thin cladding hanging on 3x2 lumber posts... one side house wall, other side 6ft post mounted to a 4ft concrete post. We're building some new heavy duty gates ...
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How high can I build a privacy screen on my deck?

I am replacing decking and would like to replace the guard on one side with a taller structure, about 18' long for privacy. Originally the intent was to reduce noise from a noisy neighbor but the ...
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Extending Rotted Feet of Swing Set 4x4s

I got a new swing set for my daughter which was standing just fine but has rotted feet I would like to replace. I would like to replace the rotted feet by cutting them off above the rot and joining ...
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How Deep should 4x4 post be for Cantilever style Pull Up Bar to eliminate deflection? [duplicate]

I have a pull bar. It is 48 inches in-width and spans out 32 inches with the "pullup" portion of the bar located 30 inches into the spanned out end portion. I would like to know how deep ...
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Wooden fence requires post on conblock - Solution required

I am building a fence in my back garden, in Indonesia. (2.8m W) panels to be 80cm tall. 2 post to be secured to wall (easy part) and two posts to be secured onto conblock, my issue is securing the ...
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Knee Brace Sizing/Material For Shed Roof Posts

I'm building a 48' long awning along the side of a barn. It consists of 5 posts spaced 12' apart. The roof deck is complete - just waiting on delivery final metal roofing material. But I'm noticing ...
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Do 6-way corner brackets exist?

I'm trying to mount a 2x2" horizontal cross for guy lines to a central vertical 2x2" post. Forgive my 3d art, but here's a picture. Each post intersects at the same point and all posts are ...
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What would cause a support post for a load bearing beam to bulge or shift?

Last year I had a wall removed (load bearing) and a 20' beam installed. The end posts where it is supported are covered in drywall. I noticed some cracks at a seam on the drywall (at a seam near the ...
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Remesh for post base concrete that will have lateral forces

Would using rolled up remesh be suitable for reinforcing the concrete in the below scenario? I'm planning to install some post bases in some concrete which will serve as the bottom of a 16-ft long, 3-...
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Will wood posts or metal post spikes last longer?

My gardener wants to set 4x4" treated wooden posts in the ground to support a 6' high wooden fence. To stop rot and make it easier to change posts, would it be OK to concrete metal post spikes ...
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What do I do with this gap between a beam and post?

The 6x6 vertical post in my garage has a 1 inch gap between the top and the main beam running through the center of my house, making it mostly useless for supporting anything. Someone shoved a few ...
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Why use a tube for post footings instead of directly pouring concrete into the hole?

What are the reasons for using something like Quikrete's Quik-tube for pouring footings for posts rather than just pouring directly into the ground with a galvanized anchor set into the top of the ...
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How can I repair a loose crawlspace support post?

We just had a crawlspace inspection (unrelated to this topic) and the inspector found one of our support posts was loose enough to be wiggled back and forth. It wasn’t quite touching the concrete pier....
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