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Thread: Pressure treated dowel in base of pool railing

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    bobodaclown's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Murrieta, CA

    Pressure treated dowel in base of pool railing

    Hello All,
    Have you heard of using a pressure treated dowel in the base of a pool railing to prevent it from bending/collapsing when you tighten it into the fitting.

    It sounds like a solid idea (pun intended).

    I've got a 1.9" OD with .049" wall thickness stainless railing.

    Looks like I'll need 1 13/16 dowel.

    Any thoughts or comments. Thanks in advance.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Pressure treated dowel in base of pool railing

    Sounds like a plan to me. After you fit it in, you will have to drill it back out.....assuming you ever need to
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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