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Old 03-30-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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Newel Post Installation

I'm curious what most use to fasten newel posts. I was looking at using this, http://www.stairservice.com/osc/lj3009-newel-post-anchor3-newels-p-1501.html but it doesn't look like it would hold up real well. I was originally planning to use the LJ toggle bolt, but space is not allowing for it, same with the lag screw fastener they have.

Also, when attaching the handrail I noticed the builders in our area just use finish nails, is this pretty standard or is it better to use the lag fasteners?

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Old 03-31-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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Newel Post Installation

The link you gave is for people who do not want to redo sheetrock or flooring. It's not very solid.
I either open the floor or the ceiling below and drop the newel post into the recess and bolt it to the framing member.
If you have to repaint, you repaint.

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What ron said, if you want it to last.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:57 AM   #4
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Mine is secured to the floor with a metal fastener under the post. It has never been solid, not even when it was installed.
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