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denicola

04:29AM | 02/03/08
Member Since: 02/02/08
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I would like to build an outdoor bar 8x8, on my pool patio (STONE PATIO) and have come up with some plans.

WHo you recommend that I have the 4 corner posts and back and side walls sit right on the patio if using pressure treated wood or do you recommend building it up a bit? PErhaps the back wall and side wall is raised an inch or 2 off the ground as to not make direct contact with the patio. THat was the only points touching the patio are the 4 corner posts.

Any ideas would be great. I am by no means a professional but have built numerous things in the past. More of a hobby than anything.

Thanks in advance. Its my first post here so be gentle.

Altereagle

10:52AM | 02/03/08
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
An 1" offset post base would be the best, like a simpson AB zmax (double zinc galv. coat)http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/AB-ABA-ABE-ABU.asp

If you don't do that then use a pressure "ground treat" 0.40 pcf for ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quat). Then what we do for any cut end is let the post stand in an inch or two of copper napthanate to let the treatment soak into the exposed end. We try to use treated ends in this type of situation if at all possible.

I'm sure you know, but the newer pressure treatments have a higher copper content which can create electrolysis so they require Hot-dip galvanized or stainless steel fasteners.

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denicola

11:06AM | 02/03/08
Member Since: 02/02/08
2 lifetime posts
will those support the weight of an entire structure? I am bulding this structure to just sit on the patio deck, not anchored on to the stone. I thought the sheer weight of it would keep it in place. I had built and outdoor bed with a palapa roof that is not anchored and has not moved at all in high winds etc. I just want to make sure if it needs to be off the ground slightly that these woudl work. I assume I could cap the brackets somehow to finish them off and make them a bit more decorative. Or maybe cover in some sort of decorative stone etc.


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