can you purchase standard 4x4's posts in your market? my supplier has tried to find something with little luck, only coming up with douglas fir posts at $21 each (9'). I am wondering if this is a regional thing.
structural repair. engineer did load calculations and ok'ed double 2x4 w/ 1/2" ply between...but I'm wondering if the engineer should have known the lack of availability of the species in drawing up the plan.
Yeah, sometimes they're not 100% sure. Hell...I'm not 100% sure. We had some need for 1x8 Maple lately and could we find any? Nooooo. Had to special order. Maple for crying out loud. What's wrong with this world?
Dfir or HF would be better anyway, or just like you said, dbl 2x's with 1/2" in between. We can pop right into HD and get both of those 4x4 species.
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