I am working on a older home and the back porch has a roof
"supported" by decrative wrought iron post. Right now one of them is
rusted at the bottom so it is hanging from the roof. It is over a
I had two ideas:
* Use a few steel angles securing one leg to the concrete pad and the
other to the post.
* Build a from and pour a new concrete box around the bottom of the
post making sure I somehow key that block to the existing concrete
Any comments or suggestions.
Yea, I am trying keep the price and work to a minumum.
When I paid a wrought iron welder to do a repair like this for me he came
with metal plates for the base and tubing that was one size larger than the
He cut off all the rot, slipped his new tube over the old, welded it and
that to the base which he drilled and pinned to the slab.
Your solutions sound like they might also work.
Let us know what you do and how it works.
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My last house had wrought iron supports holding up the roof on the front
and back porches. These were half height supports, set on top of 4' high
brick "pillars". Just as I was getting ready to sell the house, I
noticed I had the same problem - some of the wrought iron all but "dust"
where the ones in the back met the brick.
Not being at all a do-it-yourselfer, and not wanting to sink much more
$$ into the house, what I did was contact an awning company. They sell
those pillars in aluminum (I think?) for much less than the cost of a
new wrought iron one (I know; I checked). For me, for that type of
neighborhood that worked well. It might not in some more upscale areas.
They actually might minimally decorative supports, although not all of
the "grape leaves" designs.
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