I need to replace one of my deck's standoff post bases. I'm finding
it impossible to find a standoff base that affords 1 5/8" clearance as
the one I need to replace does. At Lowes I picked up a PA66E-TZ post
anchor but it's clearance is only 1". In fact, all the standoff bases
I can find at my local Lowe's or Home Depot or even online are all 1"
standoff height. The post itself is in good shape so I just wanted to
replace the base but with the 1" standoffs I'm left with a gap of
Does anyone know where to get a 1 5/8" standoff post base?
I was also thinking if cutting a piece of wood to attach to the bottom
of the post to extend it the 5/8" (it'd be 6" x 6" x 5/8"). Problem
there is I'm not sure the 5/8" piece wouldn't just get crushed with
the weight of the deck on it. Is this a bad idea?