Front Porch Post Repair

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Old 10-22-17, 10:46 AM
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Front Porch Post Repair

Hi everyone,

I had some rot going on in one of my porch posts and did some digging around in the post to see how far it went. I believe it's water damage more than termite damage, but i've never seen a hollow post with a steel threaded rod inside it before. Can anyone give me some idea of how it works and how i might need to repair it?

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Steve
 
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Old 10-22-17, 11:22 AM
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Not sure what's going on there but oftentimes carpenters would just drill a hole for a short rod of some type into the cement, and drill a corresponding hole in the post so that when the post is installed over the rod, it can't go anywhere. It's just a means to prevent lateral movement.
 
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Old 10-22-17, 02:25 PM
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Hmm, i think i may have found it. Considering i live in Florida, it might be something like this:

https://www.hbgcolumns.com/fiberglas...mns/column-loc
 
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