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Looking for some tips on fixing a railing

Looking for some tips to fix this railing. It's pulled up from the concrete here I'm thinking about cutting those pins or screws then either pulling them up with some pliers or using a hammer drill to ...
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Handrail type and locations for my staircase rebuild

I tore my whole balustrade apart in order to install new flooring on our stairs. We had the intention of also eliminating the wall rail on the opposite side where there’s a full length wall. This idea ...
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How to fix wobbling railing

I have a wood railing that is wobbly. It sits on top of a roof that has a waterproof membrane. The posts are attached to the roof via a threaded rod and nut which is affixed to the roof. The nuts are ...
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How to drill holes into stone steps to install iron railing?

I have some steps in my backyard that I would like to add a metal railing to as they get quite slippery in winter. The steps were installed by the former owner and as far as I can tell they are made ...
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How would you design a code legal guard railing on a raised block deck that also has a 22" high block bench that runs along the deck perimeter? [closed]

In December a contractor built a raised masonry block deck with a wall/bench on top. I didn't plan the job well, so now I'm planning for 37' of guardrail. I would prefer the guardrail didn't hide ...
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Metal railing mounted on composite decking and composite joists

Is there a way to provide additional support to a metal railing mounted to a composite deck board? The long run of top railing sways a lot and will easily take off the screws in some time. The height ...
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Corner Reinforcement for Railing

I demo'd a half wall (disregard errant cuts, I reinforced the stud from the other side) that separated our upstairs hallway from a stairs opening. We're having a metal railing installed, and I need to ...
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How do I remove these deck railing covers?

I have to replace a post cover on my deck because the flag pole the previous owners screwed into it got ripped out in a wind storm. I can’t seem to figure out how the braces that cover where the rails ...
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How Can I Secure Outdoor Lightstrip on Balcony Railing Without Screws?

I'm in a bit of a dilemma and could use some creative suggestions. I recently got an outdoor Hue lightstrip, and I want to install it on my balcony railing. The issue is that the railing is an upside-...
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What’s the best way to attached these 2x4’s at right angles to the balusters on this deck project?

Menard’s handy deck building app recommended this design, but it has 2x4’s connecting at right angles to the balusters. All I can think to do to attach them is toenailing with screws or nails, but ...
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Protecting against trapped water between guardrail post and surrounding wood

I have attached deck guardrail posts in a way shown on page 3 of Simpson Strong Tie's T-C-GRDRLPST22 bulletin. There are couple of places where water could be trapped: Between double blocking or ...
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Fixing a wooden stair railing connection that came loose

One of the connections (for lack of better term) on the handrail along the stairs to the second floor came loose - it's actually fully detached from the upper part. Here is a look at the full ...
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Looking for suggestions on railing of split level home

My house is a split level home with a 2.5' height difference between the family room and kitchen. The gap between the two walls is 11' wide. The current railing is metal with large gaps between bars. ...
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railing separating from deck stairs

Thinking of 1x4 spacers and 5” wood screws to pull this back into the steps. The wood warped (bowed out) and separated. Attached with nails prior. Thoughts on tackling this?
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Stair Railing came apart

Hey everyone, I appreciate any help with this. My stair railing seemed to come apart towards the top where it curves before connecting to the wall. This confused me because I don’t see anyway to ...
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How can I mount an angled deck rail to the newel post?

I'm finishing up my first deck, and I've installed the guard rails using Simpson FBFZ brackets, and they worked really nicely. I like the idea of metal interfaces, and the design of these connectors ...
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What is best way to attach deck balusters? [closed]

I am going to build a railing around my wall. One of my friend hired a contractor who installed balusters between two 2x4s. But now those spindles coming out. They first drilled a hole of 3/4” in ...
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How can I extend footbridge support posts to add a railing?

I have a bridge in my backyard that spans a mid-size creek. Currently, there are posts reaching only ~18"-24" above the ground. I would like to add a railing to the bridge. To attach a ...
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Safety railing for second floor sliding glass door opening to nonexistent deck

The deck on my home was not built to code and will be removed [and replaced at some later time]. I am preparing the plan for removing the deck and then its later replacement. As part of the plan we ...
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Double blocking in deck - how to install straight-line double blocking?

In preparing to build a guardrail with posts on the outside of the deck, I see a diagram in the Simpson PDF (bottom left diagram on page 3 of https://ssttoolbox.widen.net/view/pdf/xeuwdrqaen/T-C-...
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Is my deck railing plan ok?

I'm in the process of planning stairs and railing, and am trying to formulate a sound plan before I start cutting wood. This is the deck so far (ledger, joists, beam are all 2x6): My plan is to ...
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Mounting a pipe railing flange on vinyl siding in limited space

My Sukkah uses a common design of a structural pipe rectangular prism surrounded by canvas (looking similar to this one, but built with Speed-Rail® aluminum fittings, not Kee-Klamp® Galvanized Steel ...
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Can these stair glass panels be installed according with the building code? [closed]

I am having a problem with the way the three glass panels that have the diagonal cut at the top will be installed, I am not sure how well they will align as the the angle of the stairs is ~44 degrees ...
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Can I install aluminum railing on the top of the 6 feet retaining wall?

I have contractor company building a retaining wall for me which is 6 feet tall wall. They don't install fence. So I have the cap glued down properly and secured. Can I get the railing install on top ...
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making concave indentation into end of piece of wood

I need to reinforce a railing, above a stairwell, that is completely un-supported at one end (other than flimsy metal vertical stiles, which are nowhere near strong enough to keep the end of the ...
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How to secure a rail butting up to the wall

I am out of ideas on how to fasten this rail butting up to the wall. I don't think that using a bracket would give it enough strength if someone were to lean on it as its span is 6 feet and so there's ...
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How to fix ? Wood railing & balusters on front porch

I don’t know why this was done,maybe laziness. How can I remove staples from 2x4 railing? I need to correct this so I can begin sanding,etc. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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Balancing needed bending strength of a wood railing post in concrete with the lifespan due to rot

I am installing a wood railing post for an exterior railing and had planned to use the approach for fastening to a [new] concrete footing that is commonly used for deck posts. The post sits on a ...
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Stairway handrail needs to be lower than the wall mounting

I want to install a stairway handrail, but the lower part of the wall is covered by an old marble panelling that cannot be drilled. So the only place I can attach brackets to the wall is above this ...
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Picture frame deck - Where to mount posts?

I am building a picture frame deck. In order to support the picture frame edge planks that are parallel to the joists, it is recommended (by TimberTech anyway) to install two more joists next to the ...
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Stairway Railing / Banister Code Requirements

I've recently been remodeling my staircase leading upstairs and have a question regarding the necessary alterations to meet code requirements. The goal is to keep the staircase as open as possible to ...
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Railing over tall Retaining wall

I have leveling my slopped backyard. In order to leveled it, the retaining wall will be 5.5' tall and 20 feet long. we are using AB classic (8 in. H x 12 in. D x 18 in. ) weight 75 lbs. Is it ok go ...
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how to fix bent iron rail

My contractor hit the iron rail with a bulldozer and dented it pretty bad. Cannot find him now (maybe got Covid). How to fix this myself? torch it then beat it? Thanks in advance.
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Fix stair railing which has nails on the end

It looks like end of my stair railing was attached to the wall with four small nails, and it has come off. I tried pushing it back to the wall, but cannot get it to align to the original position (...
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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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Stairs railing restoration

I have noticed that some of my stair railing coating has been chipping off, clearly due to wear and tear uses. I have an elderly person living in the house and has to hold the railing right to use ...
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How to secure rope around an eye bolt?

I built a tree house for my kids and I’m in the process of putting up the railings. I’ve installed the 4x4 posts And I plan to run a 2x4 on top of the posts, but for the middle and bottom rail I’m ...
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How can I eliminate wobble in my surface-mounted deck railing posts?

The 4x4 posts for the railings on my deck are attached to the surface (2x6 boards) using plastic post anchors with lag screws rather than going through the surface and attaching to the joists. The ...
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Where should I put the railing post in my deck design?

I'm in the process of building a deck. Frame/rim joists are now complete, and I'm working on the blocking for the picture frame and screw-in aluminum posts. I am planning on picture framing the steps ...
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Load bearing columns and railing

I have a porch railing in which I am certain the columns are load bearing, however, my wife wants me to remove the railing portion. My question is, is this safe to do? Does the railing serve any ...
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Soundproofing tape outdoor

I'm thinking about using soundproofing resilient tape on my balcony, mostly because rain sometime hits the metal railing and the noise bothers me. I was wondering if such material is flame resistant, ...
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Vertical position of cable railing tightening anchors for stairs

I am installing cable railing parallel and below my stair banister. They will be anchored in the newel posts. I am using a simple anchor (picture right) on one side and a tightening one (picture left) ...
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Cutting and defraying metal railing cable

I am new to installing railing metal cable. One problem that I encountered is that, when I cut the cable with a grinder, it leaves the end slightly wider than the cable and often frayed threads so ...
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Stair case shoerail minimum width and extending width of closed stringer

Hopefully a quick question for someone. I have a closed stair stringer that used to be embedded in a non load bearing wall that has been removed leaving only the ~1 1/2" stair stringer remaining....
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Suggestions for building plywood landing and connecting to concrete stoop?

I would like to add a plywood landing to the garage and kitchen door entryway from the concrete stoop. The Cinder block garage, which was built later and abuts the house, has a horizontal crack that ...
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Will pressure-treated lumber shrink enough to cause failure of roof flashing around it?

We need to replace the flat roof on our balcony deck. In the process we also need to replace the balcony deck railing. The salesman for our contractor recommended a wooden railing to match what we ...
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How to install deck railing top board slanted

I'm building the railings for my new deck and plan to use a 2x6 as the top board. 4x4 posts, 2x4 rails. How can I make it a bit slanted to help shed rain water with minimal tools? (No table saw, no ...
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How to anchor railings into concrete correctly

Where I live the most popular way to anchor railings or fence into concrete is a method that I cannot find any reference about it on the web. A 7mm hole is drilled into concrete and then a 8mm steel ...
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Affixing a sail shade to balcony railing with a pole

I need suggestion on how to put up a triangular sun shade sail over my balcony. There are already two pre-drilled holes on the wall where I can hook up the two corners. Now is the third corner of the ...
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Attaching wood railing to cement

I want to remove the metal railing and put in a proper wood railing. I was planning on cutting the pipe flush with the cement and then using a bracket to connect my 4x4. However, when they put in the ...
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