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Dabber0069 08-22-2010 08:51 PM

I have a deack beam and it is 16 feet and it is crowned I have 4 posts and it is on he end posts but is about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch off the mddle posts due the the crown. How can I pull these down. I dont want to attached the beam to post caps until it is on the beam. Let me know yout thoughts.

Thanks

2 threads on same issue merged

jlhaslip 08-22-2010 09:36 PM

add the joists, decking and handrail then check it.
the reason the crown is 'up' is to have the weight of the deck straighten it... sort of.
attach the middle posts to the beam and brace them plumb.

12penny 08-23-2010 08:06 AM

dabber...you cant really pull it down. Possible to cut new posts? This is the reason I wait until beam is set to cut the center posts.

Gary in WA 08-24-2010 01:22 PM

I would just cut the beam half-way through from the bottom over the middle posts. Stronger than using 3 shorter beams.

Be safe, Gary

12penny 08-24-2010 05:34 PM

GBR... interesting thought. Thanks. But I was thinking more about making the posts fit the beam. I guess as long as you get to where you need to be.

kwikfishron 08-24-2010 06:19 PM

If you have a beam with an excessive crown over a post you cut the beam, problem solved. :yes:

Joe Carola 08-24-2010 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dabber0069 (Post 489698)
I have a deack beam and it is 16 feet and it is crowned I have 4 posts and it is on he end posts but is about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch off the mddle posts due the the crown. How can I pull these down. I dont want to attached the beam to post caps until it is on the beam. Let me know yout thoughts.

Thanks

2 threads on same issue merged

Are the joists and decking on yet? Or, just joists? If there are no joists and decking on yet, install the joists and watch the weight of the joists push the beam down to the posts and then fasten. If the joists don't do it wait until you start putting the decking down.

Gary in WA 08-24-2010 08:43 PM

Notice how this room echos? ? ? lol

Be safe, Gary Gary


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