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Old 05-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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I am replacing some old wrought iron porch posts with some new 6x6 select cedar beams. The surface of the porch is cement. Do i need to protect the end grain cedar from moisture at the porch, and what is the preferred method for fastening the post to the concrete. ( I've seen fittings for 4x4's but not for a 6x6) . Bob

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You need to use one of these to prevent the end of the post from rotting out.
http://strongtie.com/products/connectors/ABW.asp
And yes there made to fit 6 X 6's.

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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or this
http://store.ideas-for-deck-designs.com/anchors.php
easy to use and to conceal
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