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Old 04-24-2012, 05:39 PM   #1
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how to i mend the iron rails on the front steps

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No picture, how would anyone know how to fix what we can not see.

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Got to be wrought iron.

No other way but to weld them.
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Got to be wrought iron.

No other way but to weld them.
There is another way to fix them if it is broken at the anchor, you get some box tubing and weld a dowel into each end and epoxy the dowel into the concrete,then slide the dowel into the existing post then weld the two together.
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There is another way to fix them ........ then weld the two together.
Huh?

UM....that still involves "Welding".

= The average Home Owner does not possess welding equipment, nor welding knowledge and skills - to perform a DIY repair.

Although - its a "real good excuse" to start the whole welding equipment purchase process. Also, there are some good tutorials on You-thingy.
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Huh?

UM....that still involves "Welding".

= The average Home Owner does not possess welding equipment, nor welding knowledge and skills - to perform a DIY repair.

Although - its a "real good excuse" to start the whole welding equipment purchase process. Also, there are some good tutorials on You-thingy.
I was referring to another fix reguarding welding the tube to dowels sorry
I ran into this and didn't have the time to make the parts up,I had a fab shop make the piece up, it was $15 and a phone call
I cut out the rotten section to match height of new bow tubing,inserted the dowels into both holes and epoxy both insertion points.
It's a nice work around since you can never get the old stanchions out,which leaves the other problem of dealing with the old anchor points

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