Hello, can anyone give me tips on this. I recently had a gate installed next to
my house, the 4x4 post is buried 3ft in the ground next to the exterior of the
house, I wonder about the gate sagging over time. So I wanted to fasten the top
of the post to my house to eliminate this (ground is too much sloped for a
wheel). Any tips on what to use to go into the hardie? I don't think there is a
stud in that area. If there is a stud then I would assume just go right into the
stud with a lag bolt or whatever. Any tips are appreciated, thnx guys
replying to johann, Iggy wrote:
It's a tricky proposition. That 4x4 could very well be wet (how many places get
and keep them) and could warp severely once dry. If it warps, it could take the
siding and sheathing with it. Give it a year after installation to be sure it's
not going anywhere.
Then, yes a lag bolt or 2 into structural framing would be best. Although, you
can open the wall inside the house and put heavy blocking in between the elusive
studs. However, you'd also be fine with just anchoring the post's top. In that
case, big and fat Butterfly/Molly/Mushroom Head/Toggle Bolts would fit the bill
and clamp inside the sheathing to be quite solid.
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