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Old 04-06-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Surface Mounted Posts

Anyone use those surface mounted posts for a railing system? Azek calls them Tallboys and Trex has there own version. I am re-decking over a rubber roof (the railing portion is over a patio) and the current span of railing is 27' and only has 1 post in the middle. Obviously I need to add more posts. Just curious if anyone had use these surface mount posts. The rim joist is a triple 2x8. Thanks.
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Old 04-07-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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We've used several. Most seem pretty similar.
Flashing is going to be your biggest concern- we had 1 of our guys work WITH the roofers to make sure everyone was satisfied with the outcome...

Don't have a progress shot, but here's the project I'm referencing.
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A company named MAC POST can help you with that
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Re: Surface Mounted Posts

There is a product line of wood railing hardware we have been using for several years. Most of our work is inside but we surface mount all of our wood posts with the Spring-Bolt Post to Deck kit. The hardware has passed residential and commercial load tests. They make hardware for outside use. Some of the kits are made of stainless steel.
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Titan post anchor is not a bad choice for post anchors (run your post sleeves over the wood posts and voila.)Bases are a little expensive per post.
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