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I've got an upcoming project going on and I am looking to renovate the entrance-way stairs but keeping the gable end roof which covers the landing. I am likely going to be putting vertical posts (4x4) to hold up the structure onto the landing. My only issue is that I am not sure where the framing is for it and how best to tie into it. The existing support is aluminum railing from the 60s(?) which is attached underneath.


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The lower beam on each side going back to the house are the support.

There might be a space between what you see and the beam above that so drill a hole straight up first and confirm that it is solid
 

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If it proves to have solid framing above it, how best should I pad it out in order to have the dimensions line up with my 4x4 or 6x6? I might be able to cut away that top panel (in the center -- it's only plywood) and see what the framing looks like and replace the panel at the end
 

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If it proves to have solid framing above it, how best should I pad it out in order to have the dimensions line up with my 4x4 or 6x6? I might be able to cut away that top panel (in the center -- it's only plywood) and see what the framing looks like and replace the panel at the end
Yes best if you can cut out and fit the post right to the beam. 6x6 would be my choice.
 

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Are you sure? I mean I'm going to be removing the landing it sits on and the stairs and replace them.

also, doesn't that vary depending on state and city ordinances?
Yes, some places are stricter then others. Also, why do you think it doesn't meet code.?

It's very easy to check.
Get in touch with your local Land Use Office they issue the permits.
 
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