Help , Installing maintenance free deck rail......

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Old 05-07-11, 07:53 AM
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Help , Installing maintenance free deck rail......

installing maintenance free deck rail system over new 4 x 4 posts.There is some slop between the sleeve and the post.the question is ,do I use caulk to sure up,if so any particular type.I was planning to use a urethanized sealant available @ the paint store. Any other way to go ? thanks in advance.
 
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Old 05-07-11, 07:46 PM
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I would get some cedar shims and split them, using them to shim out the shell to where it doesn't move. Do this on bottom and top. It may not take a full shim, so you will have to cut them to the dimension you need.
 
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Old 05-08-11, 07:47 AM
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If the rails are cut to the right length and your using long enough screws there should be no slop. What you have to do is push on the side of the post cover so it's making full contact on both the left and right sides and attach that set of railing, then the next one is measured but only after you have pushed the loose side over so it's also making contact. If you just trying to measure without the cover being tight to the post it will always come out short.
 
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Old 05-08-11, 04:06 PM
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Thanks guys , I'm on the case....
 
 

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