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Grassy1
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Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?

I have a one of those temporary "carports" that has ten 5' long legs. I need to raise it up 5' more, so would like to just replace those legs with 10' legs.

The metal legs are about 2.125"x 2.125".

Any ideas?




MeridianDog
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
Take treated 4X4s and notch the top 8 inches to accept the posts you have. Set them and then encase with 6x6 boards to seal everything in place.

Alternate. Size metal pipes that the current posts will drop down into. Cut off current posts leaving a foot of post and drop them down into the posts.

Alternate. Csll carport folks and see if they sell taller posts.


skidry
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
This post was edited on 9/30 at 2:29 pm


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Grassy1
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
I like those ideas, Dog...

but I'm hoping some OD baller gonna pop up and say "come get these metal posts I got laying over behind my barn"



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007mag
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Member since Dec 2011
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
Buy 2" x 2" galvanize square tube cut in half(sold 20' sections) and replace your existing tubes.


Chuck U Farley
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
The price for a 2" x .125 wall 20' long is $52.12. For 2-1/2" x .125 wall 20'long is $66.23. If you need to purchase this stuff let me know and give me an email and I can send you a quote and hook ya up.


Croacka
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
quote:

Buy 2" x 2" galvanize square tube cut in half(sold 20' sections) and replace your existing tubes.


that would probably fold up like a soccer player during a stiff breeze


Chuck U Farley
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
That stuff is too thin to be galvanized and be load bearing.


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Croacka
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
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Size metal pipes that the current posts will drop down into. Cut off current posts leaving a foot of post and drop them down into the posts.



this is probably the easiest solution that would work IMO


run a couple of bolts through the pipe in that top foot to secure the current post to the pipe, and anchor the pipes with a good bit of concrete

wind is gonna create a good bit of uplift on that roof, so you want good anchorage


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Grassy1
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
stillinbr09 at yahoo


Chuck U Farley
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
Ygm


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007mag
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re: Any ideas for metal replacement post for carport?
quote:

that would probably fold up like a soccer player during a stiff breeze
This was what I was suggesting. LINK


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