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Old 03-28-2016, 10:10 AM   #1
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How to cap / wrap aluminum around a 4x4 post


What is the best way to cap/wrap aluminum around a 4x4 post? I'm assuming this can't be done with just one piece of aluminum, but will need two.

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2 pieces and put your seams to the least visible surface.

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And I assume I should hem the two rough edges of the second piece?
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Is the post exposed on top?

The best that I ever was able to do was form the coil stock into a square tube, slide it down over the 4X4 and put the single seam on the least visible side.

Depending on how the post is usually viewed then I put the seams away from the viewing direction.



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Ahhh, I should have mentioned in my original post that the posts are already in place on a front porch, so the bottom is attached to the ground and a beam then roof sits on the top of the posts. So unfortunately there is no way to slide it down over the 4x4 :-/
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Not aluminum but this is how I installed a vinyl post wrap on a porch post. Ripped down the middle of one side on my table saw. Forced the post cover open and around the porch post. Closed the seam with a strip of vinyl lattice secured with white aluminum screws.
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The also make porch post wraps that work quite well.

Easy and sectionally put together.

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If these are pressure treated post then forget about using aluminum to wrap them.
Even the box it comes in says not to do it.
Pressure treated is treated with copper and in a few years the finish will bubble up on the coil stock.
Lot's of company's sell snap on post wraps, not cheap but will hold up and look a whole lot better.

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