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Old 04-17-2011, 09:09 PM  
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Default steel pipe for porch column

I need to replace my porch columns and was thinking about using steel pipe. I was thinking of using something up to 4" OD. It's a small porch with a small gabled overhang, so I only have 2 posts to replace. It's a wooden overhang and a concrete porch. Any thoughts as to the pipe's wall thickness or how to attach it to them to the porch? Pros and cons? Thanks for the help.

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Lowes and Home Depot carry Vinyl with aluminum tubing cored coloums.
Steel is just going to rust out.
If you Googel Porch Coloums hundreds of sites come up.
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