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    Apprentice (new member) jgsa's Avatar
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    Default How I 'install' stirrups

    As a newbie I'm taking baby steps here

    I found this post -> https://www.renovateforum.com/f198/s...tirrup-111321/ and I'm interested in removing pop rivets from stirrups, this was reason for web search and how I found this site.

    I do not install stirrups like this.

    I attach a long enough piece of wood with screws, then level in X Y plans with bricks etc., then concrete into holes before installing correct timber after cure. Some times I do not concrete all stirrups due to not be 'plumb' enough ( often due to pop rivets or twisted lumber ) and concrete these after final piece of lumber is bolted to all stirrups.


    I'm not a civil or struc. engineer so I'm a self taught DIYer, but my method means you never have the issue above from OP, no need to 'straighten'

    I have never used this method for any real structure, only "Garden Furniture" - She Shed, Wood Shack etc. so structural and under loads in the wind or kids swinging from the rafters


    I will add pics in a reply once this post 'sticks'

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    So in this pic. you can see I alternate the stirrups, I just have done this so do not know if it makes a difference.

    This was 1st of 5 x stirrups of 3 x 3 mtr blue treated pine bearers for she shed and it is very solid to walk around on for last 10 yrs. approx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgsa View Post
    So in this pic. you can see I alternate the stirrups, I just have done this so do not know if it makes a difference.

    This was 1st of 5 x stirrups of 3 x 3 mtr blue treated pine bearers for she shed and it is very solid to walk around on for last 10 yrs. approx.

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    Isnt the blue treated pine meant for indoors only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by havabeer View Post
    Isnt the blue treated pine meant for indoors only?
    Yes being T2.

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