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Old 03-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Is it possible to attach a 2x to the bottom of another 2x parallel securely? Would something like this work? Any better ideas?

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And what are you really trying to do?
2 X 2's love to split and curl up.
Why not a 2 X 4 or 3?

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And what are you really trying to do?
2 X 2's love to split and curl up.
Why not a 2 X 4 or 3?
Looking to attach a 2x6 to the bottom of a 2x12 actually. It's a secret. Lol. Just want to know if its possible.
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Joes right...really need more to go on.

I find you can pretty much attach anything to anything. Wether you should or not is a different question.
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Being the two are parallel consider using glue.
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I want it to be strong but not take away from the strength of the 2x12. I am going to build a small deck on my shed when my deck on my house is done and I'm thinking about a different way to attach stringers on one side. I have an idea in my head so it's just kind of me playing around with framing and I will probably take away the stringers at the end unless I like them. Basically I just need extra wood hanging below joist with lateral support(via straight metal brackets?). I know it's not right but like I said I'm just messing around with old stringers I have from my old deck before I get rid of them. I have a new found interest in construction. Want to see how strong I can make some stairs on my first try. There will be pictures on a new shed deck thread once I have time to start on that.
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Not going to be strong enough for what your trying to do.
It also would throw off your riser height if the stringers are set to low.

Still insist on doing it then use a 2 X 8 or 10 and nail it to the back side of the 2 X 12 premarked at 3-1/2" and have it hanging down below the 2 X 12 by that much. Now attach a 2 X 4 to the part hanging below the 2 X 12 so it's now even with the 2 X 12.
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Do you attach the 2x4 to the bottom of the joist or just attach it to the stringer below the joist. Seems kinda pointless. That's how my deck stairs are attached and I wondered why the 2x4 was there.

Anyway, I want to try a few things. Noone will use the stairs so no one will be hurt. Lol I might come up with the new standard for stair attachments.
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Your not following, both ways you suggest have nothing to do with the way I suggested.
Here's a few differant ways to do it.
http://www.decks.com/deckbuilding/St...ger_Attachment

http://www.easy2diy.com/cm/easy/diy_...ge_id=35779940

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...lectedIndex=14
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That first link is what I had in my mind but didn't know they made them bendable to mount to stringers. Pretty cool
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The last picture is the way I would have done it.
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The last picture is the way I would have done it.
Last link shows lots of pictures on bing.
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http://forums.finehomebuilding.com/b...anger-board-ok

Scroll down to the picture.
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Looks like an l-bracket beside each stringer with lag bolts. Looks simple and sturdy! Lol. I like that idea. Wonder what size lags those are. I might put some on my deck just as over kill. Those could be used to attach a ramp to a deck also I would think.
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Use (3) 3/16 x 2 x 2 Angle Iron and through bolt it with 1/2 inch bolts (4) per side Wood does not have great strength when you are trying to pull it apart along the grain.

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