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Forum topic by Cha posted 09-25-2012 03:04 PM 4688 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-25-2012 03:04 PM

I have to repair a rotted porch post that was originally down in the concrete. It has since rotted the bottom off. I am going to fill the concrete where the post was set in and put a new post in for porch roof support. My problem is to find a cleat to go onto the bottom of the post to prevent rotting. I want something that looks descrete as it will be seen when using the porch.

-- Charlie Kentucky

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#1 posted 09-25-2012 03:31 PM

Photos? How many total posts do you have?

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#2 posted 09-25-2012 04:04 PM

Get one of the metal brackets that raise the botttom of the post about an inch above the concrete. Then make a skirt of moulding around the base of the post to hide the bracket.

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#3 posted 09-25-2012 04:36 PM

Thank you for the info. My question is where do I get the brackets? I have not been able to find them.

-- Charlie Kentucky

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#4 posted 09-25-2012 04:43 PM

Something like this would work, you could google it for a dealer in your area or to order it online

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#5 posted 09-25-2012 05:03 PM

This is what I used, then put a skirt around it made of pressure treated 1 bys. Easy.

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#6 posted 09-25-2012 05:03 PM

Thank you very much, that is what I was looking for, I have located them and think I will go with those brackets.

-- Charlie Kentucky

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