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I need to head back to my families house tonight 4 hours away and taking a math test for my class tomorrow. I will be back Sunday still down to discuss what we will be moving forward doing when you have time though back in around 1130-12 tonight 4-5 hours
Any thought of ever putting a roof over this deck?
Good luck with that test.
 

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Any thought of ever putting a roof over this deck?
Good luck with that test.
Thank you sir, I will try my best, school is honestly harder for me to learn. A roof would be really nice. I had thought of an awning or something because it gets sooo much sun. What kind of ideas did you have for that.. Man I got home late last night, I drove 20-30 miles in the wrong direction after getting gas lol
 

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Thank you sir, I will try my best, school is honestly harder for me to learn. A roof would be really nice. I had thought of an awning or something because it gets sooo much sun. What kind of ideas did you have for that.. Man I got home late last night, I drove 20-30 miles in the wrong direction after getting gas lol
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Thank you sir, I will try my best, school is honestly harder for me to learn. A roof would be really nice. I had thought of an awning or something because it gets sooo much sun. What kind of ideas did you have for that.. Man I got home late last night, I drove 20-30 miles in the wrong direction after getting gas lol
We can talk about that.
If you remove screws in the deck boards around the old posts so you can put a long saw all blade between the deck boards and the joists and cut the posts down a joist level.
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Then match the height of the new posts and add 2x6s right down to the concrete.
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Then we can add the new posts with 2x4s between them and add pickets.
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Then put a 2x6 on flat on top.
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If that works for you we can move on and talk about the stair rail.
 

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We can talk about that.
If you remove screws in the deck boards around the old posts so you can put a long saw all blade between the deck boards and the joists and cut the posts down a joist level.
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Then match the height of the new posts and add 2x6s right down to the concrete.
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Then we can add the new posts with 2x4s between them and add pickets.
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Then put a 2x6 on flat on top.
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If that works for you we can move on and talk about the stair rail.
That sounds good to me. will the demo saw do a good enough job or does it need something bigger? Or a hand saw? Also I dont now if I have ever cut a post how do you do it straight through with the weight coming down? Otherwise sounds really good.
Edit: missed the saw all test was decent also. Still not sure how to cut the straight up post with the weight coming down I will watch some videos also
 

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That sounds good to me. will the demo saw do a good enough job or does it need something bigger? Or a hand saw? Also I dont now if I have ever cut a post how do you do it straight through with the weight coming down? Otherwise sounds really good.
Edit: missed the saw all test was decent also. Still not sure how to cut the straight up post with the weight coming down I will watch some videos also
If you get the saw blade between the deck boards and the joists to the inside of the post and cut your self out, it will be straight enough and the weight of the post will not be a concern.
 

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If you get the saw blade between the deck boards and the joists to the inside of the post and cut your self out, it will be straight enough and the weight of the post will not be a concern.
Heading back soon
We can talk about that.
If you remove screws in the deck boards around the old posts so you can put a long saw all blade between the deck boards and the joists and cut the posts down a joist level.
View attachment 694755

Then match the height of the new posts and add 2x6s right down to the concrete.
View attachment 694763

Then we can add the new posts with 2x4s between them and add pickets.
View attachment 694764

Then put a 2x6 on flat on top.
View attachment 694766

If that works for you we can move on and talk about the stair rail.
Heading back today should be back early evening. I was just thinking this morning if it would be worth it to entirely replace the post? I could rent a deck jack or whatever dig out the concrete and either pour concrete or use a premade footer that you bury. Just want your opinion. Honestly not sure how much posts are either especially ones that long. Might need to get my brother to come help me maneuver those if I did that also.
 

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Heading back soon

Heading back today should be back early evening. I was just thinking this morning if it would be worth it to entirely replace the post? I could rent a deck jack or whatever dig out the concrete and either pour concrete or use a premade footer that you bury. Just want your opinion. Honestly not sure how much posts are either especially ones that long. Might need to get my brother to come help me maneuver those if I did that also.
No, no need for that.
 

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No, no need for that.
Ok sounds good just a curiosity. My one concern with the current posts is that the concrete could be bad like the post that was one the stairs. It was loose as soon as i unattached the railings. They seem good but Im guessing it was the same person that poured all of it. I know i would do a much better time with the concrete this time around and with the landing in front.
 

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Ok sounds good just a curiosity. My one concern with the current posts is that the concrete could be bad like the post that was one the stairs. It was loose as soon as i unattached the railings. They seem good but Im guessing it was the same person that poured all of it. I know i would do a much better time with the concrete this time around and with the landing in front.
The time to change the post would have been before the deck was fixed.
The way the deck is attached to the posts now It will be tricky at best.
So unless there is a real problem with rot in the post, leave them alone.
 

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We can talk about that.
If you remove screws in the deck boards around the old posts so you can put a long saw all blade between the deck boards and the joists and cut the posts down a joist level.
View attachment 694755

Then match the height of the new posts and add 2x6s right down to the concrete.
View attachment 694763

Then we can add the new posts with 2x4s between them and add pickets.
View attachment 694764

Then put a 2x6 on flat on top.
View attachment 694766

If that works for you we can move on and talk about the stair rail.
Posts are all cut and off still working between rain.. Neighbors said this weather this time of year is abnormal. Hope to get the wood up in the next lull put eh =/
 

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Posts are all cut and off still working between rain.. Neighbors said this weather this time of year is abnormal. Hope to get the wood up in the next lull put eh =/
How tall is the new post above the decking?
From the top of the decking to the concrete on post 1 and 2?
Measure the deck, length and width?
 

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How tall is the new post above the decking?
From the top of the decking to the concrete on post 1 and 2?
Measure the deck, length and width?
The posts are 111 1/2” to the ground 112 1/2” to the ground and the new post from top to deck is 39 5/8”. The length of the deck is 72 1/8th inches and the width is 42 inches from the Wall to the outside of the deck 40 1/2” from deck board to outside piece
Edit: I didn’t include the width of the deckboards when measuring post 1 and 2 so 112 1/2” and 113 1/2”
 
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