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bujaly 09-07-2007 03:08 PM

Code for deck fasteners??
 
Is there a code for what type of fasteners you should be using on an uncovered pt deck?

Cole 09-07-2007 04:29 PM

Are you talking joists or the actual board decking?

If you are talking anything structural, yes there is a code for fasteners etc..

Deck boards on top of joists, you can use whatever you want.

bujaly 09-07-2007 04:58 PM

Yeah, just the part that will sustain foot traffic..
And not questioning you Cole, but r u positive?

Cole 09-07-2007 05:10 PM

What kind of deck boards are you using?

And yes I am positive.

AtlanticWBConst. 09-07-2007 05:14 PM

Cole is right.

There are a variety of ways to attach deck boards over the joists, including nails, screws, hidden fastener brackets, etc....

All are allowable as there are no code requirements pertaining to: Deck board fastener attachments.

Example of what a Town/City Building inspector looks for in deck construction, based on the IBC (Note the lack of code specifications regarding deck board fastening requirements):

http://nashua.qscend.com/filestorage/51/70/151/Deck.pdf


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