Use the hardware prescribed to attach an extender to each mounting bracket. Make sure the narrow edge of the extender is facing up.
To assure a sound and level structure, it is best to set the wood posts in at least 3 feet of concrete. But you should erect the post and beams, and check the alignment before pouring the cement.
Slide a wood post into a vinyl post and then insert one end into the post base. Then slide one of the corner brackets over the upper end of the post and move up or down until level with the extender brackets on the wall. Check that it's level with the carpenter's level and fasten with the hardware provided.
Measure the distance from the extender to the corner bracket to find out how long the projection beams should be. Have a helper hold the post assembly with the carpenter's square while you use the carpenter's level and measure.
Assemble the outside projection beam to the existing post assembly. Insert the arm of the corner bracket and the arm of the extender of the projection beam. Hold a carpenter's level on the vertical post to make sure it is square with the mounting surface. Repeat to make sure the projection beam is square with the house. Then slide the post base down to the mounting surface and secure with the screws. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the other outside projection beam.
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