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rotten stirrup needs replacing

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by charlie01, 15th Oct, 2015.

  1. charlie01

    charlie01 Active Member

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    A stirrup of the pergola at my IP was rottern and broken into pieces. It's about 2cm above the concrete footing. I don't know what's best way to fix it. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    Aren't stirrups metal?
     
  3. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Might mean rusted rather than rotten?
     
  4. Ace in the Hole

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    1. Support the structure the post is holding with an acroprop.
    2. Change stirrup/post.
    3. Remove acroprop.
     
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    Expanding on this point a bit more - you may want to angle grind the old stirrup flush with the concrete footing. Then install a new stirrup bolted to the concrete. Cut the timber post higher (needs to be minimum 75mm clearance from ground to prevent rot), and connect to new stirrup.
     
  6. Samten

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    As above but a bit more info. How is the stirrup secured to the concrete? Is it embedded in the concrete or dynabolted? You may need a 200mm angle grinder either way to cut the centre post if embedded or the dynabolts level with the concrete.
     
  7. Samten

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    Don't forget to seal/paint the bottom of the post.
     
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  8. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Or use the cheaper method of a wheelbarrow, 3 boxes and a car jack
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Or nail a bit of 4x2 next to it, cut out the offending bracket and replace with a new bracket.. Patch & putty up the nail holes.
     
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  10. Chrispy

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    I just did this at a rental The replacement was $60 at Bunnings
     
  11. charlie01

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    Thanks for the suggestions.
    The stirrup was embedded in the concrete footing. It's rusted and completely disintegrated.
    I went to Bunnings yesterday and couldn't find suitable stirrups so I'm going to Stratco today.
     
  12. Ace in the Hole

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    Can you post a photo.
    It's surprising Bunnings didn't have something suitable.
     
  13. charlie01

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    The Bunnings I previously went to is a small one. I just went to a bigger one and got the stirrups I wanted.
     
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