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    Default Rotted Porch Columns

    I have 6 wooden front porch columns that are starting to rot....one is getting bad. With these being load bearing columns are they repairable? I hate to put out another $2k on columns if I can repair these.

    Thanks for any help!!!

    58n65

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    Default Re: Rotted Porch Columns

    Some columns are repairable. Unfortunately you have not provided enough information about the columns in question or provided pictures for us to make a reliable judgment or valid suggestions.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Rotted Porch Columns

    Thanks guys I'll get pictures when I get back from my trip....sometimes next weekend.

    58n65

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    Default Re: Rotted Porch Columns

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    Some columns are repairable. Unfortunately you have not provided enough information about the columns in question or provided pictures for us to make a reliable judgment or valid suggestions.
    Jack
    Try these pictures.





    I'm not sure what to tell you other than they're wood columns and they're load bearing.

    58n65

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    Default Re: Rotted Porch Columns

    I can't see in the picture if there is a solid post in the center. I would think you should be able to patch the post with flexible epoxy http://www.advancedrepair.com/pricing.htm or the System Three products http://www.systemthree.com/p_endrot_kit.asp

    Jack
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    Default Re: Rotted Porch Columns

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    I can't see in the picture if there is a solid post in the center. I would think you should be able to patch the post with flexible epoxy http://www.advancedrepair.com/pricing.htm or the System Three products http://www.systemthree.com/p_endrot_kit.asp

    Jack
    There's no solid post in the middle. The columns carry all of the weight of the house....that's my problem. If I had a beam in the middle then I'd use some sort of wood putty (or epoxy) to fix it. I've thought about putting a beam up but was trying to figure something else out first. THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HELP!!!

    Dex.

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