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4x4 studs around front door.

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Joined: Feb 8 2005

Hi I was curious if anyone knows how the 4x4 stud next to the 9 inch wide window next to the front door is secured to the ground?

Joined: Apr 19 2007

Hi Sean: From what I've found in the 60s East Bay Eichlers, the 4X4 is secured to the ground somewhat crudely by a small metal bracket and nails. The proper modern replacement would be a "Simpson"-style stand-off (adjustable) bracket bolted to the concrete.

(I've replaced two doors where that post base was entirely unsecured save what gravity and thick paint might have provided. :/ ...)

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