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Posted on Newel post install, on flooring, or sub flooring?

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#1 posted 11-04-2018 09:57 PM

I’m using the term “newel post” as that is the nearest I can come to describing it. It is actually just one post in a railing on the same plane as the other posts, it just has no where else to attach except to the floor, or “deck”. While it is adjacent to the stairs, actually only 3 steps plus landing, it will only act as an attachment point for the stair handrail as well as part of the railing.

There will be two rails, with balusters, between it an another post.

Using a UBS “sure-tite” post fastening setup. What I have done, perhaps foolishly, is shimmed the hole the post sits in, so the post sits plumb. Then “sealed” the bottom of the post and mixed up some jb kwik weld to pour in the hole, inserted the post, checked plumb and calling it good. Once that sets up, I feel it should be fine to cinch down on the fastening nut and the post should not shift.

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