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Old 06-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #16
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Ok. Your kinda in a pickle.I'm going to tell you what I would do in your situation, and then someone here will dissect it for you. I would just shore up your beam one post at a time, it will take a while longer but it will be the safest option for a DIYer. Dig one post up at a time. Cut your existing post 6'' above grade. If your post go down minimum 2' feet below ground I think that would be sufficient. If you have a post hole digger, just take enough dirt to put your sonotubes you were talking about using. Attach one of these to your post base. http://www.strongtie.com/products/co...BA-ABE-ABU.asp . ABE46 should work for your application.Make sure you insert the bolts through the bottom on the post base first, then attach it to your 4x6. Then you can stick your sonotube in the ground and bring it to the bottom of your post base. Dump your concrete in and move on to the next. As far as the top of your post to the beam if it has lasted 20 years, just add one of these on the face.. http://www.strongtie.com/products/co...E-LPCZ-LCE.asp.. AC model. Lets here the criticism.
6" above grade is where it's rotted . If I'm following what your saying is to cut the 4x6 6" above grade slip the sonotube over the 6" sticking up above grade then pour the concrete and put the connector in the concrete ,won't that 6" riser be in the way of the base connector ? So splice the two together ,The two fresh cuts?

As far as the top connector goes I would have to jack the beam up some to put that connector in place ?

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:15 PM   #17
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TRV. I know you are excited about getting your project rolling. I would wait a little while and see what others on the forum have to say. I've only been on the site for a few days and some people seem to be pretty picky when it comes to decks, posts, and footings. I was only telling you how I would go about the project, someone else might have a better solution.
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Old 06-26-2012, 02:09 PM   #18
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TRV. I know you are excited about getting your project rolling. I would wait a little while and see what others on the forum have to say. I've only been on the site for a few days and some people seem to be pretty picky when it comes to decks, posts, and footings. I was only telling you how I would go about the project, someone else might have a better solution.
Good Idea ,Copperclad, I'll wait to see what others have to say. Thank you with all your advice and links !!

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