4x4 post splice bracket

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Old 07-15-08, 11:40 AM
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4x4 post splice bracket

I have rotted deck posts (where they meet the ground). My question is does anybody know of a specific 4x4 splice bracket (4x4 to 4x4) that I can use and where to get it (internet supplier preferred)?

I want to:

1. jack up the deck
2. cut the post off about 1’ above grade
3. pour new footing
4. mount a new post base
5. install new section of 4x4
6. install a specific 4x4 splice bracket (that I need )

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Why not extend the footing up to the bottom of the cut-off post and forget the splice bracket? Install a post base bracket on the bottom of the post and place concrete to it.
 
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I am not sure I have enough "head room" for that. I would replace the whole post but this deck is a fairly old one (lots of notches and nails . I may just go with angle iron and "scab" them together.
 

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Do you or a friend have access to a welding rig? Maybe a Trade or High school that has a welding class?

If you have to use the "splice" as you say, I'd build a box, maybe 8" tall, out of steel or aluminum plate/large angle that will just slide over the 4x4, then though bolt it with carriage bolts or similar.

Just a thought....
 
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Brackets for splicing together 4x4's

Although not originally designed for this type of application, Simpson Strong Tie makes connecting hardware that would work for you repair. I wouldn't recommend doing any splicing of support posts that support a deck more than 3 feet sbove grade. However, if your fairly low to the ground it should be fine. Here's a link to some products that would work for your job. You can also find these in many box stores (Home Depot, Lowe's, Sutherlands). If they're not in stock, just give them the item number listed and they can order them for you.

http://www.strongtie.com/products/co...BC.asp#gallery

Hope this helps,
Dan Milford (DW Elite Decks)
http://www.dwdecks.com/blog
 
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I have decided to go with a dutchman splice. glue and carriage bolts.
 
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