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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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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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Need advice on deck posts that will have concrete poured around them

I have a raised deck, attached to the side of my house on one side and held up by three posts on the other. Under each post is a small cement pad and the posts bracketed to those with a buffer piece ...
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Small pergola -- 4x4 posts okay? 8" or 12" footings? etc

We are planning a small narrow "pergola". Actually it is a weird combination structure. My husband wants a pull-up bar, I want it to be a landscape feature that looks nice, and it will be alongside/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are the pros/cons to installing fence posts using expanding foam instead of concrete?

I just found a product that basically takes the place of pouring concrete to secure fence posts. This is the first time that I'm hearing of this product. I know from their website that one of the ...
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Faking fence post corner

I have an issue with a street light wire weaving in and out of my property line. I was able to dig one hole about as safely as I could near the front of the house. I need to bring it up a little ...
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Fence question: bury PT posts in tamped earth, or use HDG anchor? Corrosion/rot

I know this questions can't be answered, since it depends on so many factors, but let's call this an opinion survey. Fence will be 5' high, with a 2x4 pressure-treated pine (PTP) wood frame and horse-...
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Can this post support be used for a fence (especially for posts that support a gate)

Can this post support be used for a fence (especially for posts that support a gate) ( http://www.homedepot.ca/product/bolt-down-in-khaki-4-in-x-4-in/971849)
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How to determine depth of non-load bearing post when NOT using concrete?

I'm building a trellis/clothesline and using 4x4s as the end-poles. The load on these will be pretty small, and mostly bending moments (almost all) and not axial stress. I live in southern California —...
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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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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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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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I have two lamp post lights, wired in line. No dusk/dawn eye. The first post light lights. The second does not

There is power to the second post light. There is also power in the light socket itself. I've checked the ground at both lights and they appear to be working fine. What could be the problem?