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How to maintain minimum distance between two trellis posts that are warping?

The posts on one side of my raspberry trellis are warping in towards the center which is causing the trellis wire to be less taut than I would like. When I built the trellis the posts were straight ...
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DIY Fence Screen made with EMT Conduit

I would like to install some black mesh screening material to hide an area of my yard. I was thinking that I could zip tie the mesh to 3/4” EMT conduit. Any suggestions on easiest way to anchor the ...
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Glue or fill crack in pressure treated post?

I installed this 6x6 pressure treated post last year. The only load on it is a hammock. It has developed a large split. Should I use an exterior wood filler to fill it, or waterproof wood glue and ...
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Can I mount meter/panel to treated post?

I am adding power to my property (all permitted) Will they let me mount my 200amp meter/panel combo and RV panel on a 6x6 post, meter/panel combo on one side and RV panel on opposite side. I was ...
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How to fence corners on a lot that is not square?

I'm interested in installing a wood privacy fence myself. I've watched a bunch of tutorials and feel pretty confident with the process except for one thing. Everything I've seen talks about squaring ...
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When setting fence posts, does the post need to go to bottom of the concrete?

FYI, Previous answers were 50/50 (going back 10y). WHEN SETTING A POST IN A ROUND CONCRETE FORM: ..1.. Some answers said the post must touch gravel at the bottom for drainage, ..2.. the other 50% said ...
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setting post in quikrete in a plastic planter

I would like to set a 4x4 post (10 ft) in a tall, heavy plastic planter. I am using 2 50 lb bags of Quikrete. It says to just pour the concrete in, set the post, and then pour about a gallon of water ...
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Are metal anchors or buried posts better for 6 x 6 posts for a pavilion?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to set 6 x 6 posts for a pavilion. I'm considering the two methods below. I know they both have their good and bad points. I believe the first will extend the ...
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Proper deck post-beam-post connection

We're getting ready to replace/expand the decks on our house. I'm having plans done and have seen a draft but wanted to educate myself a little while I wait. The draft didn't yet contain sufficient ...
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Front Porch Posts Not Contacting Porch Slab

After removing my front porch railing, I noticed that 3 of the 4 porch posts do not make full contact with the porch slab. The one closest to the front door is the one that doesn't move around. The ...
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Design for an outdoor swing to hold at least 300lbs

I am trying to build a super strong swing for my big kids and adults to use. I know it's preferable, but I would like to avoid an A-frame design because I just don't like the look. If I sink two 6&...
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Building a 4’ picket fence with steel posts?

I’m prepping to build a 4’ wood picket fence in our yard. I’ve been seeing a lot of blogs and videos about using steel posts instead of 4x4s for wood fences for better durability. most of them seem to ...
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Removing post in center of two-car garage (20ft span)

I have a two-story house with a two-car garage under two bedrooms. The two bedrooms have a non-load bearing wall between them and the garage has a 6x10 beam underneath with a supporting post. I want ...
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Secure a 4x4x12 post

I do not want to dig a hole in my yard to install 4x4x12 I am thinking to buy 5 Gallon bucket and put the 4x4 in it and fill to the bucket with concrete cement. Of course I will mix it with water. I ...
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Do beam supporting posts need to line up from basement to roof

Do beam supporting posts need to line up across multiple levels of a house? I have a steel beam holding up the main level of my house. In line with that beam, on the main level is a load bearing wall ...
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Moving support post holding up beam?

MY Wife and I decided to take on some remodeling with the help of my plumber father in law. We moved the washer and dryer into the garage and re-ran the plumbing. While looking at what it would take ...
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Installing new basement post to support first floor post

I am opening a first floor load bearing wall 15 feet wide . This wall sits one foot off from the basement center steel beam, with 2x10 joists 16" on center. The engineer has specified the first ...
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Shallow mailbox post hole

I need to build a mailbox post (for two mailboxes) and have confirmed underground power and data cables exist. Unfortunately the plans don't specify the exact position or depth and it's likely the ...
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Pouring concrete slab around wood posts of covered porch [duplicate]

I have a covered back porch. Sloped roof attached to the house on one end and supported by four 4x4's which are cemented in the ground on the other end (I assume there are cement footers below the ...
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6x6 Deck post repair, Joining two 6x6 posts

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 ...
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How to replace loose 4x4 wood fence post with a steel post

The original 4x4 wood fence post for my home's side gate (that holds the catch part of a gate latch) is very loose and wobbles. The post is surrounded on 3 sides with my concrete walkway, and the 4th ...
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Do I really need 140 lbs of cement for a 5“, 5' high vinyl fence post (31” in the ground)?

140 lbs Seems like a lot of cement, I was hoping to get by with just one 80# bag. I guess the hole would be 12" per auger rental advice. I Live in Montana, not a lot of moisture but ground freeze ...
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Suspending a chair lift swing from a single pole

My wife's family used to run a ski area and she has one of the original 2-seater chair lifts when they replaced it with a bigger lift. I recently refinished it as a gift to her and we we wanted to ...
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Post Beam Connection

I would like to connect beams to the lower part of posts that extend up to the top plate, to negate having to frame up walls. I can't seem to find any information of code approval in the United States ...
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Can I join two 4x4 fence posts?

I purchased 6’ 4x4’s to put up a 4’ fence. I learned about digging below the frost line after. So now the non returnable 4x4’s I have are too short. Is it possible to join two 4x4’s together to make ...
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Attaching wooden posts to existing deck

I have a rooftop deck and want to put up 4 posts for string lights and attaching a shade sail. After consulting some YouTube videos and diy sites, I'm planning on purchasing post bases that ...
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What's the best way to pour post footings under a patio slab?

I am looking to build footings for three 6"x6" patio cover posts which will support a 6"x8"x19ft beam for a 19ft wide x 16ft deep patio cover that will fix to my house using a ...
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Sistering 2x8s to 2x4 truss system for vaulted ceiling?

The Question (see pic below): Can I safely sister 2x8s to a 2x4 king post truss/open rafter system to achieve an insulated open ceiling/vaulted design. The Details: I have a garage that is 18 feet ...
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Filling post holes where fence was removed - suburban backyard environment

My next door neighbor had their fence replaced recently. The new fence is further from the property line than the old fence was, so I have either 5 or 6 holes where the old posts were located. I am ...
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Connecting beam to post with T straps

I am thinking of how to connect two beams over three posts to each other and to the posts. In this country (NZ) I found two T straps for this: Simpson APT4 MiTek Bowmac B38 The thing is, that I can ...
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What do you call the pieces that are put underneath carport post that are on a slab and where do you get them?

I have a carport connected to my house. There are little footing pieces under all the post to let water run underneath ( I am guessing ). A post got hit and the little piece broke and now the post ...
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Building a Swingset as a First Timer

I’m planning on building swings for my kids according to this rough design that I came up with here. Essentially it’s a very simple two posts, one crossbeam layout. The posts of two 12 foot 4x6s on ...
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Can I combine 2x4 lumber to build posts for barn?

Designing a barn/out-building for my off-grid place. Essentially this is an open structure (think of sticks with a roof), but part of which is a shed. The problem is, the longer poles will need to be ...
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suspending a 36x26 solar panel on a single 4x4x12 post (9' above ground 3 feet into the ground)?

I'd like to suspend a 36x26x1 aluminum solar panel 9 feet above ground on a SINGLE 12' 4x4 timber with some 2x4s at the top. I'm in central Florida. Will it be too top heavy? wind issues? it's a ...
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Dirt or concrete for Aluminum fence posts?

Should I use concrete, dirt, or gravel to set aluminum fence post is disturbed soil? The soil was backfilled 9 months ago, and it may not be fully settled.
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Is gravel necessary for post hole drainage in sandy Florida soil?

I am installing 6’ vinyl privacy fence in FLORIDA. I would like to think the sandy soil would drain well enough. The labor and cost of digging deeper holes and buying and delivering gravel doesn’t ...
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10' PVC Schedule 40 vs ABS sun sail support post. Life expectancy, wind and UV damage

I'm setting some 6' T-posts deeper then usual ( down to like 4') for a simple fence project and i have a few spots where i want set up sun sail triangle from 10' high to 8' in about a 15' x 15' area. ...
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Fence posts through patio stones

Is it a bad idea to put a fence post "through" patio stones? We're building a patio and then enclosing 2 sides of it with a privacy wall. I want to make the patio larger than the enclosed area so ...
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Attachment sites for sun sail on house

I am looking to install an 18’ by 18’ shade sail. 2 corners I am planning on putting in 6 x 6 posts cemented into the ground. I’m having trouble with the other 2 corners that need to be safely ...
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How do I dig a fence post hole in a cramped corner?

In the corner of my yard 4 other neighbors’ fences meet. At that junction there is no post they are all just nailed into eachother. One side has a double fence. Old residents of my house didnt want ...
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How to support freestanding trellis with 2x4 legs

I'm getting married soon. One of the decorations is a custom built arbor 7.5 ft tall, 7 ft wide, and 2 ft deep, made with 2x4 legs. After the wedding we want to install it in our garden as a rose ...
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Suggestions for standing pole for sun shade

I'm looking for suggestions on how to best attach a sunshade opposite of my garage. The subject sunshade is here and I've already attached two anchors on the garage. Here's what I'm trying to add: ...
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fence post setting regular quickcrete vs.fast setting

hey so i've been building a couple fences lately and have been premixing with a concrete mixer i bought which was a couple hundred. my question is can you mix the standard quikrete that comes in an ...
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Please help - wonky post location on pergola - concerned with shearing and stability

So ever since my wife pushed me to move the post off square I've been searching online (periodically for about a month and I've never found someone dumb enough to have done this and had a tutorial or ...
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How exactly do you set these post holders into concrete?

How should you set these bases into concrete? Do you push them all the way down? Or should you leave a gap underneath? If you leave a gap, how big a gap should you leave? It has drain holes on the ...
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Should I replace a carport post as it was originally built or with an upgraded column?

I’ve got a 60s era carport with a rotted post. It’s a low slope cantilevered roof about 20 feet long. It has two posts on each corner at the front, and the back is supported by the house. The rotted ...
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Remove rotten mail post

I have to remove the rotten mail post and install a new one. The post was broken. I have to take it out first. The difficult thing is that the concrete around the post root. It's deep and hard. I ...
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How to support 4x4 posts on cement driveway

I'm designing some outdoor bike storage as a free-standing shed. It will go against a house on an existing cement driveway. We're renting, so I can't drill into the driveway or do any other permanent ...
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What to do about these fence post bases

I have no idea how to resolve this, the posts are all wobbly and move at the bases, one area in middle starting to cause a lean. I installed this fence, 6' H, roughly 7' post spacing, only 3 months ...
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Drilling a vertical hole in fence post

I have an old fence with round metal post that are concreted in and in good condition but I want to replace them with timber posts. To avoid digging everything up I would like to cut the metal post ...