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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hello everyone, Could you please share advice on how to repair severely rusted metal fence posts? The bottoms of the posts were covered in accumulated dirt for a long time, which caused varying stages of corrosion in the posts. In the photos you can see three of the posts, from best to worst...
  2. Building & Construction
    Can someone please help clear up my confusion on whether or not I need to use a stainless steel bolt or galvanized bolt to secure my post to the ABU44Z post base? I tried reading through their documentation on the below website, and it has a "SS" next to the ABU44Z which stands for "Stainless...
  3. General DIY Discussions
    I recently moved into a new house (built in 1995), and have noticed a few not ideal details. Most of the issues are easily fixable, but the one are I'm unsure about is around the 6x6 Pressure Treated posts that are holding up a covered attic addition that covers an outdoor paver/patio area. The...
  4. Building & Construction
    All, I need some help/advice… I am going to be adding12’x24’ patio cover over my 4” slab off the back of my house. what is the best way to install footers for the 6x6 post? I do NOT want them on the outside of the slab. My frost depth is 8” Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  5. Building & Construction
    I didn't know if this should go here or the masonary sectuon lol. Does this post seem structural to you? If so, how do i go about supporting it? I'd like to extend it about 6 feet to the end of the house for an actual porch, any ideas? But its too much i guess I'll just repair the bricks...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    I'm working with a 10' long, 2" metal post for solar panel, I'm looking to not dig and pour concrete to secure, as I would like to have some portability. Instead, what I've see others do with metal post is fill a old car tire with concrete and that seems to be overkill (approx 120 lbs of...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi all. Planning a DIY cedar swing in the spirit of this article from DIY Network. Planning to treat the two 6x6" by 12' cedar post bottoms with Cuprinol or similar, then set in concrete to 36" min depth. Going to start assembling materials soon; Just looking for any pointers from experienced...
  8. Building & Construction
    I like to extend the 4x4 posts to be used as rail supports to reduce lumber and hardware. It is allowed to use carriage bolts and cleats along with some extra screws to support the rim frame?
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, I am replacing a rotted out front porch column and was hoping someone might be able to assist me in determining what these 1x4 decorative boards are called. It looks like the 4x4 post is encased in these trim boards. I am normally pretty good about "Googling" my way to the correct...
  10. Building & Construction
    I’ve got a small porch roof overhanging my front steps and the two pillars are rotting out. I pulled a bit apart with my fingers to find out they are hollow inside (I was expecting solid, or a metal pole, or something sturdy). The pillars are 1x8s. Could I just replace them with an actual...
  11. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone - Newbie looking for some best practice or suggestions on attaching a 2x6 cedar rail to a 4x4 Cedar post on my deck. I'm basically replacing the existing footprint of the deck and would prefer not to use a metal bracket. Currently the rails are toe-nailed into the post - My...
  12. Building & Construction
    All: I'm rehabbing a 30 yr old deck on my house. It’s a one story deck, but it is 10 feet high, below the deck is a patio, i.e. the concrete house foundation, so the deck extends the second story of the house and is covered, and the posts holds up house roof. The picture below (attached)...
  13. Windows and Doors
    I may have bent the metal forcefully with my door. It's 1.5" length. I tried pliers but made a small indentation and wasn't getting anywhere. Is there a tool or way to unbend it?
  14. General DIY Discussions
    All, I will be placing an architectural grade beam on a similar post. Seems like they would be both completely (mostly) exposed. I am looking for decorative ideas on how to tie the two together, since whatever I use (likely plates and carriage bolts) will show. Thanks.
  15. General DIY Discussions
    We are looking to replace the only basement support post/column because it has a bit of previous rot (dry now). The house is 50+ years old, small, one storey, and all other bearing points for joists and the beam (with a lap connection at column) are on the foundation wall. Our issue is that...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hi all, I did post about this in the past but want some more advice on say "what you would do if this were your house". I want to do this right because I not only want it to be safe, look nice, as well as last a long time, but I also want it to be legal. This is on a row house built in the...
  17. Building & Construction
    I am trying to dig 36 inch post holes to pour concrete footings for a ground level deck I am building. Around 24 inches into the dig of one of the corner posts, I encountered a massive root. I thought: 1) rent a jack hammer and dig through it - the tree is already sick and I recently had about...
  18. Carpentry
    Can anyone give me advice on how to tighten up a PT pine deck railing that is coming apart from the post? It's only about a 4-y.o. deck, so I'd like to do as little replacement as possible. The pics are attached. Thanks! Janice
  19. Building & Construction
    I'm building a loft in my son's room. It will be a 'clubhouse', not just a sleeping loft, so it needs to be sturdy for multiple kids. It will have posts going from the loft to the floor. Can I just set the post on the carpet or do I need to cut a hole and go all the way to the slab?
  20. Carpentry
    Hello. This is my first post on this website. After a web search on my question, I found a few posts on this site and was very impressed with the positive, constructive feedback to the posted questions. What is the best way to attach a deck post under an existing deck that has joists meeting at...
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