Balluster? Railing? I need one..

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Fast_Ed
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Balluster? Railing? I need one..

Post by Fast_Ed » Thu May 12, 2016 8:44 am

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Of these. But I don't know what it's called. My deck is coming down soon, because Vinyl siding is going up this week/next week.

And I don't want anyone walking out into midair. I can find plenty of railing sections on Home Depot's website...

Like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/DeckoRail-Pr ... /203879870

But can I just bolt that to the house?

kevm14
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Re: Balluster? Railing? I need one..

Post by kevm14 » Thu May 12, 2016 9:08 am

I guess I'd want that lagged into a 2x4, not just the plywood sheeting. There is probably a code regulation on that. Aside from the code, I think it would be safer. If the 2x4s didn't line up, I'd build something after the siding is removed to land where I wanted to bolt the railing.

Fast_Ed
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Re: Balluster? Railing? I need one..

Post by Fast_Ed » Thu May 12, 2016 9:41 am

Maybe I could lag 4x4s into the door framing (assuming spacing is correct, and use these, which are intended to bolt into Newell posts..
http://www.homedepot.com/p/DeckoRail-Pr ... /204606980

kevm14
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Re: Balluster? Railing? I need one..

Post by kevm14 » Thu May 12, 2016 9:57 am

That could work.

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Re: Balluster? Railing? I need one..

Post by Fast_Ed » Thu May 12, 2016 10:04 am

Maybe I should just keep the deck...

Replace all the railings, etc...

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Re: Balluster? Railing? I need one..

Post by kevm14 » Thu May 12, 2016 10:07 am

I'd probably do what you're doing for budget reasons knowing you could always revisit the deck situation later on after this sting heals. You can put a deck on a sided house with no problem. Just a little flashing work to deal with. It's not like you'll pay twice the price to do the deck later or something.

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