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rookie68 05-17-2012 11:56 PM

framing to do pan decking for a raised porch.
 
I have a 17'x8' front porch, which has a room underneath. I would like to raise the roof and replace the wood with concrete/metal decking, (pan decking). I want to re-frame with new wood supports underneath. Im just looking for the best way to make sure this is properly framed. Anyone got idea or even better a drawing? thank you for any input.

oh'mike 05-18-2012 07:38 AM

Some pictures will be needed to get a good suggestion

Canarywood1 05-18-2012 09:43 PM

Do you have pan decking at your disposal,and have you done this type of deck before?

TRUEPRO 05-21-2012 12:28 PM

The galvanized pan insert will need some block piers underneath for support. Those piers will also need a footer.

GL

rookie68 06-07-2012 10:03 PM

reply
 
No, i havent done pan decking before.. but ive researched this and it seems the way to go. I dont want to have to deal with replacing anymore wood(and i really dont want that compsite decking.) Thanks guys for the suggestions. :thumbsup:

AndyGump 06-08-2012 12:22 AM

This is something that is way beyond any residential codes I am aware of.
If you intend to get permits for this in order for you to cover your derriere, I doubt your local Building authority would sign off on anything that is not designed by a licensed engineer.

Andy.

Mort 06-08-2012 11:24 AM

Gee, I've never seen pan decking on anything other than a multi-story steel framed building. I don't think a wood frame would work with it. I may be missing something here, maybe someone could correct me.

Canarywood1 06-08-2012 12:54 PM

All the public parking garages i've ever been in are pan decks.

Mort 06-08-2012 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 939118)
All the public parking garages i've ever been in are pan decks.

Oh yeah, that too. Not any residential decks, though.

Canarywood1 06-08-2012 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Mort (Post 939140)
Oh yeah, that too. Not any residential decks, though.




No not in my 35 years in the business.


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