If you move up to 4 by 8 you re usually allowed to span up to 10 feet between posts.
Fix up 4x4 porch roof support posts.
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Once the stones are set the posts can be trimmed and replaced.
Use a reciprocating saw to cut the top of the post free from the overhead beam.
Temporarily support the porch roof on either side of the rotted post with a hydraulic jack and a long 2x4 post.
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Here s what to do.
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Repair or replace posts or footings by raising the beam with a hydraulic jack and 4x4 post then shoring it with adjustable steel posts.
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Porch post is a lightweight ornamental exterior use post that is ready to install.
In general the maximum span for a 4 by 6 beam is 6 feet between 4 by 4 posts.
The post requires no sanding scraping or painting.
For a lightweight awning simple 2x6s will suffice as supports.
Cut away the rotted section from the bottom end of the post using a circular saw.
Unfortunately because the posts are situated along the exterior perimeter of the porch the wood is exposed to wind driven rain and roof runoff or splash up resulting in rot at the base.
Buy a hydraulic jack and rent the shoring posts for the project.
Draw a line around the column about 2 inches above the rotted area and install a temporary brace under the deck porch or roof.
Repeat this procedure so that all the columns look exactly the same and have the same dimensions.
First cut the bottom ends at a 45 degree angle so that they can sit flat on the ground when you run the boards on a diagonal to prop up the awning.
Porch column rot is pretty common along the base and eventually becomes a home for carpenter ants.
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To avoid rupturing these lines while the beam is being raised support them with a 2x6.
Choose from a variety of styles and colors to match or complement your existing porch railing.
Porch posts contain full length aluminum inserts that provide structural support for a porch roof or overhang.
The smallest beams for patio covers are typically 4 by 6.
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A 4 by 10 can usually span up to 12 feet between posts.
Step 1 remove the posts photo by kolin smith.
Remove the rotted post and lay it across two sawhorses.