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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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Retrofit fence post to retaining wall

Hi all, I'm looking for something sturdier to replace this steel plate that is holding this fencing to the retaining wall. The fence post (?) is 4x4 and the retaining wall is 6x6 and have no idea ...
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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 ...
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Affordable way to install shade sail to rental balcony

I have a pretty large balcony, maybe 20'x 6, its part of a rental and south facing. I'd like to install shade sails without drilling any holes. Is this an impossible task? My balcony has metal ...
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Rebar required for 24 ft tall 4x4 square steel tube 1/4 inch thickness, 4ft deep in a concrete base, horizontal load of up to 1,000 lbs at the top

I am installing a 24 ft 4x4 square quarter inch thick steel tube 4 ft into the ground with a concrete base of 28 inch diameter and just over 48 inches deep, so 20 ft of the post is above the ground. ...
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What size of posts do I need for an 8' by 10' woodshed?

I need to build a simple fire wood storage shed with roof, size of shed 8 x 10 ft.. I will use some concrete blocks for footing, and 2x8 for framing. My question is what size of posts I should ...
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Crawlspace Post to beam lumber grade

Recently we replaced some of the rotten and cracked true size 4 in x 6 in. posts under the house in crawlspace. The old posts were resting on concrete pads 24 in. x 24 in. and supporting a true size ...
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How do I calculate the concrete needed for a fence post?

I'm trying to determine how much concrete I'll need to set fence posts for a 6ft tall privacy fence. From what I've read these are the parameters I'll be using for each post hole. Post: 4in x 4in x ...
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Bad deck post crack

This looks rather serious - should we replace or brace it ASAP?
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Do I need to replace the foundation under porch posts when replacing them?

I need to rebuild my porch this summer. I think its circa 1970 and the flooring is starting to rot through. The only part of the job that is really throwing me is replacing the load bearing columns (I ...
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How deep should a fence post be with respect to the bottom of the concrete base?

Seems like a simple question, but I have been searching for a while. Everything I find is about the depth of the hole for the concrete, not the depth of the post. I want to know how far a post must ...
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Attach railing to aluminum post

I am putting in a handrail down the few steps into our garage. The floor is concrete, so I've ordered a couple of 3x3 aluminum posts. The railing has a single attachment point per post, and the ...
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Diameter of an 11' foot high, 3" (2&7/8) steel post footer hole

I know that the general standard for post footers is to make the diameter of the footer hole 3 times wider than the post itself. However, I want to make sure that even in an 11' foot post (which seems ...
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Best way to make sturdy Fence post for aluminum sign?

I'm looking at putting some posts up for No-Smoking signs at a local club frequented by a couple hundred kids a weekend + their families. One guy recommended Treated lumber, but I heard it'll eat ...
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Concrete post base wood too tight

I'm using the Simpson PB66Z "Galvanized Post Base" to attach my pressure treated 6x6 to the footing. The wood seems to be slightly too large to fit such that the bottom of the post rests on the metal. ...
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How deep should I embed a 30-foot light post?

I am installing a 30 Foot Round Straight Steel Light Pole, 5 Inch Diameter that I am purchasing from LightMart. I live in the outside of Las Vegas, NV near the mountains where sometimes its very windy,...
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Extending 4x4 Deck Posts

I have a deck about 6FT off the ground with old 4x4 posts that stick up about 24" above the existing deck. I replaced the decking and when installing the railings, I noticed the posts on the deck ...
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Bistro lights for wedding structurally sound?

Hey guys and gals, 1st question here. I’m having my wedding in my backyard and my fiancé insisted on having a light canopy of bistro lights in my back yard. Of course I obliged, but the quotes I got ...
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Pole Light keeps tripping Breaker

I have a post light that I replaced. The old post rusted out at the bottom and fell over. So I dug a new hole and set in a new post and fixture. Before this, I tested the breaker with a generic light ...
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Removing 4x4" wood from base?

I bought these 4x4 simpson ez bases and I inserted a 4x4 pt wood post. Now it's so snug that I can't remove it from the base. I tried wd40 but that didn't help. I even tried hammering it from the ...
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How to attach newel post to stringer below the tread?

I need to install a new newel post at the top of my stairs but there is not room on the landing for a post, it will have to mount from the tread of the top step. My plan is to notch out the post at ...
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Concrete or gravel for deck post?

I am building a deck and keep getting some conflicting messages when it comes to backfilling the holes. Already dug down 24”, added gravel for drainage and 4-6” of concrete (hole día approx 12-15”). ...
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How to brace misaligned support post?

Recently purchased a new home, and after removing the builder insulation blanket we discovered that one of the support posts has become (or always has been) misaligned and isn't resting on the beam. ...
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What to use to backfill around the concrete pier block?

Given the image above: What should I use to backfill the hole around the concrete pier block? I am thinking to use one of the following: (1) Paver base (again) (2) Gravel (3) Just the dirt that I ...
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Shade Sail post on brick/cinder block rooftop surface.

I am trying to install 4x4 wood posts to hold up a rectangular shade sail on my rooftop. The posts will be free-standing with nothing attached besides the sail. Ideally, I would be able to attach ...
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Cut 2“ square cube from top of wood post for 2”x2" wood rail?

I would like attach a 2"x2" wood rail so that it's flush inside of the 4"x4" wood post, like in the drawing I've included. My question is: how would I be able to cut out the 2" cube in the 4" wood ...
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6x6 “Landscaping” post for patio cover support?

I am building a patio cover and I need some 6x6 posts to support it. I went to a local lumber yard and asked for some 6x6 treated posts. He had some "landscaping" 6x6 posts and said those should work ...
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Manufacturer pairs 6 ft tall vinyl fence with 8 ft posts - should I find 9 ft posts?

My research has shown that fence posts should be dug to a depth of at least 1/3 of the height of the post—for a six foot fence, the post depth would be 3 feet. I purchased a 6 foot vinyl privacy ...
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Privacy Fence: Is this minimalist design efficient?

I'm planning on putting up a 6ft privacy fence for the first time. I've done quite a bit of research but I'm still rather new to it. I have a concept but it's quite minimal. What I'm looking to ...
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What options do I have to seal the top of the concrete base of a galvanized steel post? Should I seal it?

As the subject line says I am looking for options to seal the top of the concrete base of a galvanized steel post? Should I seal it? Update: Here is what my posts look like and the specs https://www....
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Replacing Rotted Deck Footings

Afternoon, folks. I have a deck that I am re-decking. Easy job, until I found that all of the footers were rotted out. The deck is bolted to the house on two sides, and the remainder of the deck is ...
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What are the pros and cons for covering a steel fence post in wood? [closed]

While this looks nice on picture and it theory I am seeing a couple of problems here: -I don't think that the hollow box design will stand the time and the weather test. The screws are set on the side ...
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Three shade sails attached to one post?

Had the math sorted previously but now I'm hoping to simplify. I'm hanging three sails -- a 12 x 12 square, then a 12x equilateral triangle, then another 12 x 12 square. The far ends will be attached ...
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How do you attach this fence panel to a 4x4 post?

For less elaborated fence panels you use hangers to support the horizontal 2x4 boards but with this desing that is not possible. These are pre made panels Should I use this type of hangers at the ...
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Correct way to use jack post

These photos show the way the previous owners of my house used a jack post to brace sagging floor joists. I'm not sure of their method, so I wanted to check what the correct method is. Angle 1 ...
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Cement Recommendations for Fence Posts

I am planning to event a fence this summer and, given the size of ~ 250 linear feet, am looking for the cheapest option for cementing the poles. I am considering the use of metal Postmaster (...
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Fence to Fence Post Gap, Fix a Leaning Fence

There is a big gap (at least 3") between the new fence at one side and old fence at perpendicular side. As you can see in the pic, the old fence is not connecting to the new fence post. Whoever ...
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What is a reasonable depth and diameter for postholes dug in clay soil to support an 8' fence?

What is a reasonable depth and diameter for postholes dug in clay soil where the frost line is no more than 12” and that will support an 8 foot tall solid wood fence that uses PostMaster metal posts? ...
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What are my options for replacing a rotted fence post that is slanted in a large concrete slab?

My fence line sits on a slab of concrete that separates my house from the neighbor's house. So far, I was able to complete two posts via extracting the post rot and replacing the post in the 4x4 slots ...
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Securely attaching a 4-ft 4“x4” lumber to concrete? [closed]

How can I attach/bolt a 4 ft treated 4x4 to concrete so it stands up securely?
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build 6x6 single post from 2x4s for swingset?

This is really a 1.5 part question. The first half has to do with whether it's okay t use single post for one side of a swingset (the other side will be attached to a play structure). I've seen some ...
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Preventing swing set legs from sinking

I'm putting together a swing set in my backyard mostly following this Youtube video. I'd like to make sure that the legs of the A-frames don't sink into the ground over time when it rains, etc. What ...
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Weight distribution in load bearing wall?

Good morning, I have a load bearing wall that separates my living room from my kitchen and dining room. The wall is approximately 23 feet long, with 2 openings in it. One opening is 35 inches(going ...
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Should raw timber be treated for use as in-ground posts?

I've got some grape vines that I need to re-build a badly designed trellis around. Im considering using some felled timber from my back yard. The advantage is that I could use much larger, cheaper ...
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How much shear load can rebar withstand?

I'm thinking of integrating rebar into a short grape trellis as horizontal supports for the vines to climb on. Is there anywhere I can get the deflection/load information for rebar spans? As currently ...