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Old 05-19-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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How do I attach my porch post to the porch deck, that I want to attach a hand rail to? The post will stand alone and only the rail will be attched to it. Do I just toenail screws / nails into the base to fasten it to the floor? That doesn't seem like it would too solid. Seems like the post would wobble.
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Posts like that are bolted into the framing below the porch deck. There's no surface mounted hardware that will work.
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Thanks Ron,
My problem is that I can't get under the deck.
I'm still researching. Had no idea this was going to be so difficult.
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You may (probably WILL) have to cut a hole (first drill, then open up the hole with a jig saw) in the deck, right next to some sort of solid structure beneath... be it a post (best) or the banding board running around your deck perimeter. This is what you will, hopefully, be able to attach to.

Try crawling under the deck (find a way! dig some dirt out, or use a mirror on a stick and a flashlight.) to see how and where all the solid stuff is installed, and where you might be able to use it for an attachment.
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Thanks Ron,
My problem is that I can't get under the deck.
I'm still researching. Had no idea this was going to be so difficult.
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Take the deck boards off so you can in from the top.
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