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Old 07-20-2010, 01:43 PM   #1
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We have a screened in porch which has posts in between each "panel " (basically a fixed in place screen door). As you can see the previous owner decided to put larger door in the middle with no post. So we have 2 doors that are basically hanging out in the middle - just attached to each other and often fall off when the wind kicks up.

I have built new panels from scratch with tempered glass and rather than having 4 panels going across the front, we'd like to add 2 posts so each door or panel is the same size. So instead of 4 doors and 2 posts (with no post in the dead center) it will be 5 doors and 3 posts.

The question is how do I make this new post "stay" in place? It will not be structural - just used to keep the "panels" in place. The floor is brick and concrete and the top is wood wrapped in siding.






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Old 07-20-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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It might help if you supplied a little more detail.
What's a panel? Is it an operational door? How big? What's the glass dimension? Tempered glass is very heavy. How many of these "panels" are operational?
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
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I will try to explain better.

We have a screened in porch, with posts between most but not all of the fixed panels. When I say panel, I mean a 5/4 screen doors with no hardware. They are not permanently attached, just put into place from the outside, held in with brackets, and held in from the inside via 1/4 round trim.

I don't know why but someone decided NOT to put a post in between the center panels as seen in the above picture.

As a result, there is nothing holding these panels in place in the center, only on the outsides (via the post where they are fixed to the post with brackets).

We are replacing ALL of the screen panels with panels that contain tempered glass.

The glass is 19 3/8"x46 1/4"x3/16" thick and the panels are 84" x 24".

The post will be added to hold 2 of these new panels in place. The existing posts will hold the others in as they are a direct swap.

I hope that helps to explain what we are doing.

What I am trying to figure out is how to fix the new post in place.
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Install a base bracket to the floor and attach the top to the hearer.
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Is there another way to do it. None of the existing posts have visible hardware. I am not sure how they are on there. Perhaps some kind of anchor put into the concrete on the bottom, then the post goes on top?
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Get the panels and anything else out of your way.

Install the new post to match the others.

Do whatever you need to do to the old panels to fit in the new opening and put it all back together.
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Old 07-22-2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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Maybe a steel rod epoxied into floor with hole in bottom of post for rod to slide up into, epoxy base of post in place, just a thought.

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