Tighten Loose Newel Post On Inside House Staircase
My house is about 5 years old.
The stair case to the upstairs has several newel post. Some of them are pretty loose. (the stair case is basic builder grade)
I would like to know how to tighten them. The post are sitting on the stair tread not to the floor joist.
There is a knock-out circle but I can not see inside the whole once I take the knock-out..out. I am pretty good at small repairs. Thanks, Cathy H
I have attached a pic of one of the post with the knock-outs
Last edited by csh49; 03-01-2010 at 10:01 PM.
just pop the plug and remove the screws they are about 3 1/2'' long replace them with longer ones 5'' long enough where you can reach the2x4 make sure you drive'em in well so you can get a tighter fit and you should be good to go i hope that will help