Small concrete block wall w/ metal posts


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Small concrete block wall w/ metal posts

Finished product would be two courses of standard 8x16 CMU on a footing with 2" metal posts at 6' apart.

Do I set the posts in the footing and pray the cells in the CMU blocks will line up to the posts? Or do I put down the footing, the two courses of CMU, insert the posts into the CMU then fill the cells with concrete? I'm not sure if I have to knock out the middle section of the blocks where the posts will be.

Any ideas on the correct way to do this? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

I will attach a wood fence to the posts with simpson connectors.
 
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Small concrete block wall w/ metal posts

Set the posts in the concrete.

Try to locate them so they will align up with the cores. If not possible, then knock out the necessary part of the block. Them fill the core around the post.

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Ask for conduit block, horsecollars, or KODL block.
 
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Thanks for the advice so far.

What do you think? If the exposed part of the posts are going to be 5 feet, to which I will attach wood rails and 6-foot redwood fence boards, will they be sturdy enough in the 16" high wall? Basically the posts would be sitting on the footing then I will fill the cells with the posts with cement.

Or should the posts go deeper (ie. posts in, or below, the footing)?

BTW, this is between two existing CMU wing walls 24' apart. The top and bottom rails will be attached to these walls on each end. Not sure if that matters.

Thanks.

Mark
 
 

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