Loose Banister (1 Viewer)

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I have a loose banister at the top of my stairs (the 4x4 part that goes into the floor) and can't seem to figure out how to fix it. I tried to see if sending in a screw to the base would work but no dice. I need to put up a swing baby-gate up there but it wont work because it is too wobbly.

Advice appreciated.
 

wob

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I have a loose banister at the top of my stairs (the 4x4 part that goes into the floor) and can't seem to figure out how to fix it. I tried to see if sending in a screw to the base would work but no dice. I need to put up a swing baby-gate up there but it wont work because it is too wobbly.

Advice appreciated.
keep the baby downstairs
 
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do you have access to the underside? basement, crawl space, etc? or maybe the underside of the stairs is unfinished. maybe if you installed a real screw, like a lag bolt..maybe 6",8", 10", or better, long and countersunk ( and a plug of wood to cover the hole)in about 2-3". if you have acess to the inside same treatment, only thru bolt with 3/8 all-thread. washers, nuts. oh, a nice touch would be injecting the seam with some gorilla glue. before titening up the works.
 

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