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Default Continuing Work on Deck

That is a good thought.
Not really.
In our decks, the heights are not too high, and the ease of cutting and
making posts makes other ways more costly.
I never have had any problems with posts, twisting, or causing problems.
I have poured concrete curbs that act as joist support, but for low profile
earth to wood decks.

"Lew Hodgett" wrote in message

"jloomis" wrote:

Yes, depending on the choice of wood too.
8 x8 are large posts and not kiln dried, and probably pressure treated.
They will warp. They are more than likely heart wood.
Center of tree, thus the warp issue.

I know you are in timber country but has anybody ever given
any thought to using galvanized, 6" dia, 10 Ga pipe for columns?