Newel Post InstallationReport
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I want to install my post without any obvious connections. I bought a post fastener, but I cannot drill deep enough to install it. I ran into a metal obstacle. So, I decided to make a template from the old newel post and use it and hanger bolts. I think the bolts are too short. The post stands up, but it is not secure. My question is – should I replace the bolts with longer ones or drill more holes on either side of the center hole and uses longer bolts there?