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Old 07-11-2010, 05:37 AM   #1
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I going to install a railing on my front porch,
But my porch is made of cement, I'm not sure which post anchor would be best. I want a secure sturdy railing, so my question is which post anchor is the best. My railing is PVC material, & its 36''H by 55''L

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I going to install a railing on my front porch,
But my porch is made of cement, I'm not sure which post anchor would be best. I want a secure sturdy railing, so my question is which post anchor is the best. My railing is PVC material, & its 36''H by 55''L
You need to provide some details.
Is the PVC post hollow and slid over a pressure treated post? Does the PVC parts manufacturer provide instructions for their product? Is this PVC railing just 55" long? Will it only be base connected? If so, that's not a lot of support. What's the drop off the porch?
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You need to provide some details.
Is the PVC post hollow and slid over a pressure treated post? Does the PVC parts manufacturer provide instructions for their product? Is this PVC railing just 55" long? Will it only be base connected? If so, that's not a lot of support. What's the drop off the porch?
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Yes I'm going to use pvc hollow post & slide a presure treated 4 by 4 over it, I dont have any maufaucters instructions & my railing is just 55" long and only planned to base connect it, what should i do for additional support
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when I made a railing on top of an old concrete porch (after sawzalling the old metal railing out), I cut the posts (4x4 pressure trated for me), screwed a chunck of 2x6 to the bottoms from underneith, then used concrete screws to hold the 2x6 bases down. I toped off with a 2x6 horizontal and a 2x4 for the mid rail. I used a 2x4 screwed into the brick wall as a post were I wanted it to conect to the wall, and I brought the end post were the stairs were all the way down to ground level and tied the stairs into it at the other end.

it was solid, and looked pretty good too.
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Yes I'm going to use pvc hollow post & slide a presure treated 4 by 4 over it, I dont have any maufaucters instructions & my railing is just 55" long and only planned to base connect it, what should i do for additional support
That depends on how close any walls are to the posts. Anyone leaning on the base only approach will cause undo pressure on the base support and it will fail.
How high is the porch off the ground?
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would 2 base support anchors and 2 side anchors to my brick wall be a soild railing is that enough support

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