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Prepare footings for the 4x4 posts which are spaced 6 feet o.c. and 9 feet o.c. The type of footing for posts will vary depending on the deck, patio or type of bare ground the shelter covers. In all cases, the posts should be heartwood grade redwood. Check local building codes for footing requirements in your area. Use quick-setting concrete which hardens in about an hour.


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