Deck Rail Support


Old 09-29-13, 06:32 AM
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Deck Rail Support

I have a run approx 10ft that I need to insert a vertical support (4x4) but I have to insert it on top of the decking. Any suggestions on how to fasten the support?
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Old 09-29-13, 07:41 AM
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Got a picture of where this needs to be?
Why can it not be run down though the decking and blocked from below?
Old 09-29-13, 11:20 AM
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A deck railing post is required to resist a lateral (sideways) force of 200 lb., anywhere along its full height. This will be difficult to achieve if just anchoring it to the tops of deck planks. Anchorage to the support framing (underneath the deck planks) is usually required, sometimes supplemented by special steel brackets.
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Cut a hole in the deck flooring and drop the post down so you can fasten it to the rim joist.
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When you get to the rail post on deck stairs, there's a good solution for a sturdy rail post by using an adjustable stair bracket. You need to see how it's used to understand better what I'm talking about.
How You Can Build Safer Stair Railings with EZ Stairs.

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