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How can I extend a square hollow section (SHS) steel post?

When I bought a steel patio kit, I thought I would put one of its square hollow section (SHS) steel posts on the existing balcony so I ordered it in two and half meters. However, I have changed my ...
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Notching Deck Posts That Support Roof [closed]

I am in the planning stage of my porch build. It will be a gable covered deck. I would like to use the front corner posts to support the deck and roof. This method will obviously force me to build a ...
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Can 2-4x4x8 wood posts be stacked?

Trying to get a basketball goal set up. Can’t find anywhere that sells metal posts for this. There are however wood posts. We got 2-4x4x8 for a total of 16’. 4’ of which will be cemented in ground. ...
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Help replacing a rotted roof overhang support post

We removed an old front porch deck and found that we had an old post that had rotted from the bottom that was supposed to be supporting a roof overhang. I have a temporary post up and am looking to ...
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Fix faulty 6x6 post install

I mistakenly installed a post protector sheath on bottom of my 6x6 post without drilling the drainage holes. I’m not sure why manufacturer doesn’t include the drainage holes to begin with. I buried ...
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How can I repair a snapped 4x4 mailbox post without digging out the footing?

The mailbox is mounted on a 4x4 that was sunk into a concrete base about 18" below ground level. The 4x4 snapped off about 6" below ground. I really don't want to excavate the concrete and ...
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Need advice on replacing a load bearing steel column/ post

In the 1960’s my house was remodeled. A load bearing wall was removed and replaced with an I beam. Eventually, I will be rebuilding the former wall to load bearing specs again, but also leaving the I ...
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Connecting a load bearing post to deck fascia?

I have a roof over my deck. The posts that support the roof are attached to the deck via simpson timber screws (as seen in the photo below). Is there a better method or bracket I could utilize to beef ...
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Do I have to meet current code when replacing deck railing posts?

I replaced the pressure-treated lumber on my 1990 built deck and it matched what was there. The 4x4 rail post spacing width is 7 feet apart. I noticed recently that rail post spacing ...
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Can I replace a 4x4 pine post with smaller steel post?

In a basement, I would like to replace an old 4x4 pine, load bearing, interior post with a square steel tubing post. The goal is to reduce the physical size as much as possible for aesthetics and ...
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Rotary clothesline post too short

I have acquired a galvanised iron rotary clothesline. Unfortunately, if I follow the guidelines to concrete the post in the minimum 650mm depth, not only is the winder at knee height, but the ...
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Direct Burial high voltage lines in path of where I need to put fence posts

Along the side of my property are high voltage direct bury electrical lines, I haven't uncovered them but before you dig service marked 3 red paint lines right down my property along the border. I ...
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What connector to use at corner for two beams and post?

I'm trying to build a shed-roof pavilion. Specs: 6x6 Posts 3-ply 2x12 beams My question is how do I connect the 3-ply beams with another beam to the post at the corner flush? I found a Simpson ...
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How can I temporarily set this porch post until after the winter?

We have this post that is now loose. I wanted to set it back in place and stabilize it (using construction adhesive), so I took it out completely to clean up the ends, and this is when I realized that ...
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Wooden posts for backyard pullup bar

I want to install a backyard pullup bar similar to this one. It's essentially 2 pressure treated wooden posts connected with a metal bar and anchored into the ground with concrete. I'm about 180lbs ...
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help with 6x6 pt post column twist at the top of post

I have a 6x6 PT post that I will be wrapping in PVC and install a top post cap. The issue is at the top of one of the post, it twitted a bit. So now when I install the top post cap it will be at an ...
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Can I set fence post concrete next to large rock?

I have holes dug for my fence posts about 3 feet deep, 12 inches wide for tubes and they will be about 6 feet high. 2 of the holes have a large rock in the way (partially). I can reach the depth for a ...
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Attaching double 2x10 beams to 4x4 post

What is the proper way to attach two double-2x10 beams that butt together at a 4x4 post? Do you notch 3" of the 3.5" post and butt them together there, or does Simpson make a connector for ...
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How to Replace Wood Support in Crawlspace?

On an inspection report, there is a stack of wood in the crawlspace acting as a support post. I'm wondering how and what these should be replaced with? Googling steel shims, I see it's just a sheet ...
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Pergola pier anchor bolts too high for new post base standoff

I have a cedar pergola that a contractor built for me 10 years ago. Recently I found carpenter ant damage to the posts, and previously posed the question here as to whether the posts were still ...
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12' high posts for sun shade over travel trailer

I need to get my travel trailer covered so it isn't getting beat up by the brutal AZ sun/heat as much. I bought a 20'x40' sun shade I will be putting up, I'm just trying to figure out the best way to ...
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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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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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