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Old 09-07-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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Hi all, building my first deck here. One of my footings was poured out of line with the others (middle one). No idea how I did that! These are 12" dia footings and the one in question is about 3" off. My 1st instinct is to drill a new hole in the footing but how close to the edge of the footing can I do this?

Some other options that come to mind:
- bend the beam to make it fit 1.5"
- move all the other footings to make as centered as possible
- get a custom bracket?


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Old 09-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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I would probably try to adjust the others to get
that one a little closer to center. Doesn't really
matter that much, you'll be fine either way.


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Old 09-10-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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check with the manufacturer of your post base connector. they have their recommendation/requirements for their products.

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Old 09-10-2013, 07:31 AM   #4
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Is that 2x the center of the other holes?
The hole in the bracket is elongated. How far off is it if you push the other ones in and this one out? I'm thinking just cut the slot bigger and slide it over. It looks like you have it pushed over the wrong way and have another 1" of movement to get the 2x inside it.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:10 PM   #5
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Thanks for the all responses. Here's what I did after weighing options. I installed a 6x6 post base and filled it the gaps. Fits perfectly!
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