Decks/deck post


will a 4x4 deck post solar light fit over a 4x4x41/2 v groove post or will I have to come up with something else the post has two grooves

    Well, I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but I can tell you this...
Your average 4x4 post is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". (May be an 1/8th" or so thicker when new & wet.) Thes "v groove" posts you are referring to, are most likely made from that same size. That being said, some post caps (lighter or not) are made for 3 1/2" wood posts, some for 4" pvc post sleeves, and some are adaptable for different sizes. Best thing to do is measure for yourself, or verify dimensions by some other means.
    Hope this helps.


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I can answer any questions relating to decks, porches, exterior stairs & railings, walkways, access ramps, pergolas, deck roofs, screen rooms, etc... These may include design ideas, footing to framing design & construction methods, various species of woods vs. composites & pvc/vinyl materials for decking, skirting, or railing applications. I also have expertise in various rain-free systems for under-deck storage & living spaces.


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