Best application for Cedar post skirts


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Old 07-27-14, 08:50 AM
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Best application for Cedar post skirts

I bought 12 of these cedar wood post skirts. What is the best way to glue these in place? Should I use Titebond 3 and clamp them for a few hours? Here is the link to the product. Wood Post Skirt for Titan Wood Post Anchor - DecksDirect.com
 
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Old 07-27-14, 10:05 AM
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Titebond III is good for exterior use. Pin nailing helps as well as clamping together.
 
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I don't have a pin nailer. I borrowed my uncle's Porter Cable 16-gauge finish nailer. If I use that with 16 gauge 1" nails would that be safe? Thanks.
 
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I'd go with 1 1/4" if you are attaching them to the 4x4. 16 gauge is fine.
 
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How long would you clamp the cedar post skirt joints for? Right now I still have the clamps on 3 hours later. Is that too long?
 
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Just clamps, no fasteners, at least overnight. With fasteners, any time. Your main use for clamps would be to align them for nailing.
 
 

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