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Old 04-16-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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A Few Last Minute Deck Questions


I've got my deck almost done being framed, the long frame bits (technical term) are 15" on center.

A. Should I add those small perpendicular supports, and if so, how many and where?

2. Do I need to screw every one, or every other one?

Yes, I am a beginner, the last porch I built was about 7-8 years ago (still standing strong). I'm pretty sure it won't fall down, and it's going to be ripped out in a couple years anyway when we replace this mobile. I just don't want it to look like dog poop in the interim, or fall down on my kids.

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How long are the joists? Up to 8' I would add 1 per bay. Over 8', two. I'd put them in every joist bay.
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Thanks Ron.

They're 10' long, so I'll put two in. I'm guessing I should stagger them?
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Thanks Ron.

They're 10' long, so I'll put two in. I'm guessing I should stagger them?
It's much easier to install them staggered.
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It's much easier to install them staggered.
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Hehe, thanks. I really must start thinking before I type.
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Hehe, thanks. I really must start thinking before I type.
If I did that, I'd never finish typing.
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If your joists are 15" on center, you'll want to carefully measure anything under the length of a full board. About 6 years ago everyone changed to 16" on center now. Be safe, GBAR in WA, Pierce County

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