How to Replace a Deck Post | This Old House

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Shoring up an old deck with new supports with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for for Replacing a Deck Post:
– 2x4s, for making temporary posts
– pressure-treated 4x4s, used as posts
– pressure-treated 2x4s, to make diagonal braces
– metal post base and expansion anchor, used to secure the post to the pier
– 3-inch decking screws, used to attach diagonal bracing

Tools for Replacing a Deck Post:
– hammer
– reciprocating saw
– pry bar, for pulling nails
– hammer drill fitted with 1/2-inch-diameter masonry bit, used to bore anchor holes in concrete piers
– impact wrench, for tightening expansion anchors
– miter saw
– small sledgehammer
– impact driver

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