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Old 08-07-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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6x6 post standing on top of each other


Best way to butt standing 6x6 on top of each other, in other words connect the two together to gain height. I have 4 feet in the ground 12 above and need 8 more feet. I will have 20 of these protruding above the ground with a cabin going on top of this post beam construction. Some advice for securing the the two 6x6 together with reinforcement.
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You need to do a very careful analysis of this system. With that tall of a combination, you can get buckling of the post, especially at the junction. You really ought to consult with a structural engineer on this one, you have a tall, slender post supporting a potentially large load (your house), in a mission critical configuration. You really want to rely on an internet chat forum for design suggestions on something this difficult and important?
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Best way to butt standing 6x6 on top of each other, in other words connect the two together to gain height. I have 4 feet in the ground 12 above and need 8 more feet. I will have 20 of these protruding above the ground with a cabin going on top of this post beam construction. Some advice for securing the the two 6x6 together with reinforcement.
This is the most optimistic post I've seen in a while.
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Can't wait to see the stairs....
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You know they do make 24’+ 6x6 post. I don't think I'd put a cabin on top though.
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Best way to butt standing 6x6 on top of each other, in other words connect the two together to gain height. I have 4 feet in the ground 12 above and need 8 more feet. I will have 20 of these protruding above the ground with a cabin going on top of this post beam construction. Some advice for securing the the two 6x6 together with reinforcement.
This has to be the best post ever!!
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I think Elmer's wood glue (weather proof of course) would do the trick.

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I think Elmer's wood glue (weather proof of course) would do the trick.

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Duct tape would work better.
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Duct tape would work better.
Put the two together and we have a winner.

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Get out of my way !!!!!!

I'm surprised Joe Carola stopped with his post where he did.
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iam trying to decide if this one is better then the PVC post , but i think iam going to go with this one
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Get out of my way !!!!!!

I'm surprised Joe Carola stopped with his post where he did.
Why, I'm a nice lovable guy.
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Will you be adding this extra height to all your 6x6's to support your cabin or just this one? I would bolt a steal plate on each side that extends at least 2 feet above and below the joint. I would also go overboard and brace it very well. Think overkill!
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