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Old 03-01-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Tighten Loose Nowel Post On Inside 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

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:25 PM   #2
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There are probably screws of some sort or Lag bolts inside the holes under the plugs at the base of the newel posts.

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Thanks for the note. I can't see what is in the hole with a flash light. Any way to tell if its screws or lag bolts?
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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
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