You can install Norwich Split Columns easily using tools found in almost everyone's toolbox. To complete your project you will at least need these basic tools:
Norwich Split Columns are two piece sections designed to wrap around an existing 4"x4" or 6"x6" post.
1.) Dry fit both halves to center 4”x4” on column. Attach one side with adhesive and 2 ¼” deck screws through mortar joints. Countersink screw heads 1/16”.
2.) Apply caulk and squeeze the ends of the two sections together.
3.) Secure opposite half using same method used in Step 1. Three screws minimum per side, per half. Add screws as needed to flush joints.
4.) Vertically stack as many columns as you need to achieve your desired height. For example, you can create a 12’ height by using three 49-inch columns, then cutting one of the columns down by 3 inches with any woodworking tool, such as a jig saw, to get the combined height of 12’.
5.) Caulk recessed screw heads with our Norwich Caulk.
6.) Clean up any excess caulk.
7.) Touch-up as necessary.
Be sure to follow and obey all safety rules and recommendations set forth by tool manufacturers.
Always follow any, and all, local, state, and federal building codes. Always comply with any specified clearances set forth by the manufactures of stoves, fireplaces, furnaces, and any other heat sources, as well.