Good way to fix a notched railing post?


It appears that the rim joist is pulling away from the joists to which it's nailed due to the outward forces on the railing.

You could screw the rim joist to the joists (where those nails are now), which might give a bit more holding power, but you wouldn't gain a lot. Using lag bolts in this situation should be avoided because they won't hold well in the end-grain of the joists.

I'd suggest adding angle brackets like these, on both sides of each joist. Offset them slightly vertically so the screws from either side of the joist don't interfere with each other. Use an appropriate screw length (2.5 inches would work for double joists).

The 4x4 posts for the railing are connected to the rim joist with bolt(s). If these 4x4s connect next to one of the joists (ideally it would, and the one shown in your pictures seems to be), then you could add a deck post bracket if there isn't one already which transfers the railing force from the bolt to the joist. This...

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I tried to combine a couple of the mentioned techniques with my own needs.

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I didn't use request.url.include?(path) since it will also always highlight the "Home" button, and I couldn't think of a work around by...

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The best way to fix a fence of trellis work is to drive stumps (A, Fig. 1) into the ground, and to nail on them a top rail B and a bottom rail C. The trellis can then be nailed to the face of the stumps and rails. The top rail should be 3in. wide by 2i in. deep, the top being bevelled off to each side as shown in the section (Fig. 2), and a 1-in. by 1/2 in. rebate made on the face side. The stumps should" be 2i in. square, and must be driven in the ground about 18in., the top then being cut off to the right height. Each stump must be notched to receive the bottom rail, which must also be notched, so that when the two are together they will be level or flush on the face side. The top rail must be notched the depth of the rebate to fit on the top of the stumps, as shown at DD (Fig. l),and, in fixing it, the rebate must overhang the face of the stumps; this prevents the wet from getting to the ends of the laths. The end stumps must be rebated in the same way as the top rail, to give a...

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A staircase rail typically is fastened directly to the wall using brackets, or it is installed with balusters and supported by a newel post at the base of the stairs. If your staircase rail is secured to balusters, the method in which they are fastened to the rail determines how you repair it. However, no matter which type of rail you have, you can tighten staircase rails yourself.

Bracketed Rails

Inspect the brackets for damage such as broken or warped brackets, and brackets with missing screws. Replace missing screws with rail screws.

Loosen the screws in damaged brackets with a screwdriver and remove the brackets.

Align the new bracket’s mounting holes over the existing holes in the wall and the stair rail.

Insert and tighten new screws into the brackets to secure it in place. If the wall behind a bracket is damaged or crumbling, remove the bracket.

Locate a wall stud near the bracket’s location using a stud finder. Place the bracket...

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Same issue. Game is realistically unplayable when this happens.

- Shells only hit by over compensating 15-25 clicks.

- When shells hits they are occurring in thin air ahead of ship. Nothing visually is hitting hull of ship.

- Rudder shifts and delayed.

- Ships blow up and continue moving on screen for a few seconds afterwards.


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Man your problem sounds like straight desync. I've experienced what you're describing before but only in a handful of games. My problem is the game completely freezes up for a second, ping shoots ups to the hundreds, and then everything frees up and ping comes back down a second later.

Download pingplotter and run it for 15-20min to see what your packet loss looks like. Go into Task Manager > Resource Monitor > TCP Connections > scroll down to the worldofwarships.exe and copy the remote address IP you see there...

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Based on what we’ve seen, the iPhone 8 is going to be a good-looking phone, but the top notch that houses the complex camera systems, the sensors, and the speaker is unsightly, to say the least. There’s no beating around the bush on this one. It is, once again, a design compromise that we’ll have to live with for at least a year, if not more — Apple is working on integrating all these front-facing phone features into the display, but that may be a slow process.

There are ways for making that notch look better than it currently does, and some designers explored some not too long ago. But after recent iPhone 8-related findings in the HomePod’s firmware, someone came up with an even better version. It’s a smart way to deal with the iPhone 8’s top bezel which I totally love. But I also ferociously hate it.

Here are the ways Apple could “fix” that top notch issue according to one designer. One way of doing it is to turn the notch into a larger bezel by keeping the top...

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How to remove a stuck screw… Finding an easy solution to removing a stripped screw is not always simple. Maybe you have stripped a screw on your mobile device such as an iPhone or taking apart a household appliance. We have all been in a situation where time is a factor and a screw becomes stripped. What is the easiest and fastest method to remove it? That answer depends on what type of screw or fastener you have stripped. No matter what type of screw you have stripped (Phillips head, Flat, or Straight head) these screw removal methods will help you to extract it quickly. Use the list below to find the best method to remove that stripped screw or bolt no matter what your situation is.

Rubber Band – This screw removal method is done by putting the rubber band over the stripped screw. Put your screwdriver over it and with the rubber band between the screw and the screwdriver push with heavy force and turn slowly.Hammer Method – Put the screwdriver into the stripped screw....
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It depends on whether the screw holes are open on the backside of the wall or if they go into any wood wall studs.If the screw holes just go into a part of the lathe/plaster area and not into studs, then the easiest way to fix the mounting of the brackets is to use toggle bolts which have little wings that collapse and can be inserted into the existing holes and then expand and grab the back side of the plaster/lathe. You may have to open up the size of the holes a little with a drill or large screwdriver, knife, accommodate the size of the wings.

Remove the wing section from the bolt, insert the bolt through the hole in the bracket and then reattach the wing section to the that for all three mounting holes or at least two holes of the bracket and then insert the collapsed wing section into the holes in the wall....tighten the screws while pulling the bolt/bracket away from the wall to put pressure on the wings against the backside of the wall.

Toggle bolts...

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Deck railings are comprised of posts, top rails, bottom rails, spindles and cap rails.

Posts (usually 4x4 stock) are installed first at the corners of the deck and at intervals no greater than about 8 feet.

There can be a single post set at each corner or 2 posts on either side of the corner with no more than 4" between them

The posts are set against the rim joist, so if there's an overhang on the deck boards they should be notched in flush with the rim joist where the posts go.

To secure a post, first set it in place and plumb it in position. When it's plumb, trace reference lines to show where the tail should end up on the rim joist and set the post back down.

Spread exterior construction glue over the inside surfaces of the notched area.

Set the post back in place, line up the tail with the reference lines and drive in a couple of galvanized screws to hold it in place.


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by Stephen
(Wilkes Barre)

I have a very well built 16x14 deck, or deck surface that is, and I am looking through my options for attaching my railing posts to the rim joist which is a double 2x10 (4x10).

I would like to attach 4x4 posts to the outside of the deck by notching out 1 inch, and fitting it to the rim joist. I would use 2 lag screws and possibly a piece of metal strapping at the top, used as a sleeve to fit the notched bit of post into.

My reasoning in is I have 50 feet of railing to install. With this method I use just 1 sq foot of decking space. The other option is attaching the posts to the inside of the rim joist, which i am told is stronger. But uses between the 3 inches of space for the rim joist and the 3.5 in. For the 4x4 I am using 25 sq feet, or roughly 10% of my deck space!

Building code aside because I have already cleared both with my code compliance office... which would be recommended? The average...

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As part of my unending residing job I'm also rebuilding partsof a veranda and front porch. I'm using PT lumber (SPF), and due to necessity (existing conditions), I have to attach the handrail posts to the rim joists. I've seen it done both ways, but am wondering what people think about the wisdom/not of notching the 4x4 posts so that half sits on the top of the porch. The posts on the veranda will also support a lightweight (polycarbonate) roof/sunscreen (only about 4' extended from the house). While notching the post would seem to provide a modicum of better support, I've learned the hard way that PT lumber will rot if given the chance, and notching into the core of the post seems to me to be inviting water infiltration and rot. Is it acceptable to just lag-bolt the posts as-is to the rim joist without...

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Many older decks have railing posts installed on the outside of the deck framing, and sometimes those posts were notch-cut at the bottom, where they fit against the outside joists. Today codes demand stronger posts, so they are generally not notched, and are installed on the inside of the framing. That means they need to be installed prior to adding the decking.

Wood railing posts are usually 4x4s, which can be left bare or covered with PVC or composite sleeves. Most local codes call for a railing that is either 36 or 42 inches tall, but check with your building department. The post will be the desired height of the railing, plus the width of the framing it is attached to, minus thickness of the cap that rests on top of the posts (if any).

This article shows how to install posts with two bolts, which produces a very strong attachment. However, your building department may require additional hardware for extra strength. Also, if you are attaching a railing post to an...

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This part of the deck project shows you how to install wood decking and railings. ... How to Build a Deck: Wood Decking and Railings. ... Continue installing the posts.

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