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Quick deck/porch post footer?

I thought I saw on Ask This Old House a concrete sphere (maybe 10-12 inches diameter) with holes through it for deck/porch posts. Re-bar was hammered through the holes to prevent shifting. 4X4's? could then beplaced on them for the vertical support. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Thanks for any help

Re: Quick deck/porch post footer?

What I don't like here is the rebars in the soil.

I'll choose the basic Simpson hold down in concrete.

Re: Quick deck/porch post footer?


i set the tube in the hole then backfill making sure the tube stays plumb then fill it with concrete just as the concrete is setting up i will put a post bracket into the concrete or i will drill out the fully cured concrete with a 1/2" sds bit and anchor the bracket down with 2 concrete wedge anchors. the old school method of keeping the post from kickign out was to drill the hole in the concrete then drive a peice of 12" long rebar down in with 4" sticking up out of it, then drill the 4x4 so it sits down over teh rebar

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