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Old 04-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Footing depth for deck posts?


Hi, I'm starting the kids' clubhouse which is essentially sitting on a 4-5ft high deck.

Location: SE Texas
Area: 8x10'
Posts: 4x4 (thinking 9 total)

Looking at sonotubes and wanted to know:

1. Diameter if tube
2. Depth

There isn't a frost issue here and ill be anchoring metal bases for the posts to sit in.

Thanks folks.

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Old 04-24-2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Why are you going through all that for something that is probably temporary? The kids will use it for a couple of years, then you have all that money and structure there. Just build a base out of PT lumber with cross bracing.

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Old 04-24-2013, 09:44 AM   #3
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Footing depth for deck posts?


Well it'll be used for at least 6 more years. I have three kids over a range.

I already own the concrete.

It'll have a slide and curly crawling tube affixes as well as swings off a beam to one side.

I'd prefer to just make it as strong as possible.
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