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Daverimmer 11-28-2010 11:31 AM

Installing pergola on raised deck.
 
Howdy

I am installing a 12 x 16 foot pergola on a raised deck. The standing posts on the high side are my problem. I want the posts to reach to the ground where they will be anchored to concrete footings.

The high side of the deck is about six and a half feet off the ground on one corner and seven off the other, and so any post installed from ground up would need to be over 14 feet high. The longest post I can find is 14 feet long.

Anyone have any ideas on how I can span a vertical distance of 14 to 16 feet?

Thanks

Dave

kwikfishron 11-28-2010 01:30 PM

You can get 6x6 over 20’ long. Go to a real lumber yard. The box stores won’t have those lengths.

Bondo 11-28-2010 04:21 PM

Ayuh,... Do the wood thing above the deck, 'n bolt in pipe supports below....

Daverimmer 11-28-2010 04:32 PM

How do you mean pipe supports?

Bondo 11-28-2010 06:12 PM

Ayuh,... A pipe, the appropriate length, 'n diameter could have flat plates welded to each end...
The top end could be lagged under the post, 'n the bottom end tap-coned to the concrete..

Daverimmer 11-28-2010 06:28 PM

Do you think a eight inch diameter phone pole would do the same thing? I can get poles from craigslist and cut em to fit but have no idea how to work with pipe and welding.

mrgins 11-28-2010 06:45 PM

What is the pergola made of and what size are the existing posts?

Bondo 11-28-2010 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Daverimmer (Post 541888)
Do you think a eight inch diameter phone pole would do the same thing? I can get poles from craigslist and cut em to fit but have no idea how to work with pipe and welding.

Ayuh,...Whatever trips yer trigger,...

I guess my point is, build yourself a separate foundation, directly under the pergola, instead of single piece construction...
Strong joints work just as well...

Btw,... I Love workin' with Steel... :thumbup:
Unlike Wood,.. If I cut steel to short, I can weld it back together, 'n start over,...:whistling2:

Jack Olsen 11-28-2010 07:27 PM

Daverimmer, any chance of taking a few pictures so we can see what you're talking about?

Daverimmer 11-28-2010 07:30 PM

The pergola will be standard treated lumber almost like the deck. The deck is 12x16 and stands on nine posts and three double faced beams.

Daverimmer 11-28-2010 07:51 PM

Sure thing. Will post a few of the deck and one of the opposed pergola

Daverimmer 11-28-2010 07:55 PM

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Here are pics of the deck and pergola. One shows the construction and the high side and the other is the finished deck and the low side.

Daverimmer 11-28-2010 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Daverimmer
Here are pics of the deck and pergola. One shows the construction and the high side and the other is the finished deck and the low side.

Missed the high side one...

Daverimmer 11-28-2010 07:58 PM

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A pic taken yesterday showing the high side a bit better...

mrgins 11-29-2010 07:24 AM

Stupid question, but why didn't you build the deck to fit the pergola? Is it too late to extend the joists? Could you reduce the size of the pergola?
Also, are those 6x6 solid posts or are they four pcs of 5/4x6? I see lines on them that suggest they are made up.


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