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Quote:Hi Bret,Probably the cheapest, strongest and easiest to build tall pier is one made out of chimney block.
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Quote:wow great ideas. now i need to think wether wood or block. i kinda like the through the wood aspect so ill be on the deck. with the wood pier i figure id have to join the wood together with lag bolts or equivilant. with block im figuring the cost still would be more having to purchase block and build a footer, but ill look into both typoes and see which would work best. living in TN. it can freeze, though not as bad as real northern states
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Quote:mich, are you sure it was 4 6x6. when i looked at his pier in his photos, it looked to me like it was 4 4x4's i might be wrong. 4 6x6 would be a massive pier and very heavy to handle. donnie
Quote:My 6x6 worked really good... did exactly what roscoe is saying. It isn't 'rock solid' like a concrete pier but it dampens out before you can put your eye to the piece.
Quote:If you're refering to Patricks pier then Yes it was 6x6. Mine is also 6x6's (really 5.5").
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