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jmc0319 03-09-2013 06:17 PM

Deck railing and stairs
 
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I am thinking about replacing the railing and stairs around a brick and cement landing outside a side door. I have attached a few pictures with the areas I have questions about. First, what is the best way to attach the rail to the house through vinyl siding. Second, how best to anchor the posts to the cement landing? Lastly, how best to anchor the post for the top step to the cement landing. Here are a few pictures. Please ask whatever questions you have.


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nealtw 03-11-2013 12:58 AM

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A pipe J block can be worked into the siding, filled with a block so a post can go against the house.
If possible re-use brackets in the concrete.

jmc0319 03-12-2013 06:08 PM

I just realized I also wanted to include this picture from my last post. There is a screw or bolt through this into the cement landing. I think there must be a better way when I rebuild this. Any suggestions?

jmc0319 03-12-2013 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by jmc0319
I just realized I also wanted to include this picture from my last post. There is a screw or bolt through this into the cement landing. I think there must be a better way when I rebuild this. Any suggestions?

Here's the picture.

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nealtw 03-12-2013 06:18 PM

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You may a peice of wood stuck in a hole to take the screw, but there isn't much better than a hilti ancher in concrete. The end expands as you tighten the nut.

jmc0319 03-13-2013 04:22 AM

Great thanks. I assume you can get them at the big box stores ?

nealtw 03-13-2013 07:11 AM

For treated lumber, they have to be hot dipped galvinized. Most stores have a good variety of sizes.
Size and placement are important, you don't want to break concrete.:rolleyes:


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