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Old 01-07-2014, 10:38 PM  
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Thank you guys for your input!

Now that I have a few different ideas I will talk to a SE and I will go from there.

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The posts are actually pilings and most likely driven to refusal. The correct course of action is to get with a pro on this. Along the coasts there are many companies set up to do just this and they build docks with similar methods in the water. Many are done from water crafts even. They make these repairs from rot and insect damage all the time and many times at the water line. The experts will know the best repair method they sometimes surround the damaged area with a metal boot and inject a stronger than original substance in to make a repair.

Ask around in your area that does docks and see if you can’t get a lead. I personally don’t see this as a DIY project. Local code will most likely also come into play. Stuff we never much see up north.


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Your link shows joints for beams and joists the sample 219 has straps around it to protect against stress that would split the beam on the cut line. I can't find anything on joining posts and an engineer would be a good idea.
Have someone read my Post #9 to you..... while you are looking at that page, link.

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Have someone read my Post #9 to you..... while you are looking at that page, link.

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I have since found samples in timber framing of post repairs like you suggested but they are always inside a barn or such. I would still voice my concerns to an engineer that suggested it, but he would be the guy that garrentees it, I think we agree on that much.
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"It is quite a serviceable joint for all general purposes, such as shed or garage building where fairly heavy timbers are used.""------------ from post #9. All about liability- use an SE or local AHJ.

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Ok, here was the recommendation from my SE. Cut the post past the rotten wood and then use a Simpson BC8 connector to attach a new top. This works since the top is connected to beams. He said that the lap joint would be fine but that this is an easier fix.
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Thanks for the update, have you done the work yet?


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