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Old 08-03-2013, 08:05 AM   #16
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Unless I am missing something, I think the thickness of the deck boards is the least of your problems OP.
It almost looks like there's a strap hanging off that corner as if there might have been a post there, or one can only hope.

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No one here knows how this house was framed, if the joist run all the way into the house under the floors at least 10', (more would be better) what's wrong with the cantilever?
T & G 2-1/4" X 3/4" decking boards have been used on nearly every 100 year old house's front porch I've ever worked on.
One thing I do see that's missing is the blocking between the joist to support the deck boards.
A real lumber yard, not a box store should have pressure treated, Fir or even composite 2-1/4 X 3/4 deck boards.
I would use 6" long hex head ceramic coated Deck Loc screws in that new rim joist, any box store will have them in the fastener area next to the decking screws.
That new rim joist needs to be Pressure treated.
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It almost looks like there's a strap hanging off that corner as if there might have been a post there, or one can only hope.
Hope and faith are always good things. But hope there was once a post there or that we all we hound the OP until there is one?

I admit I have become somewhat pleasantly plump as I have aged. Or width may not exactly match height. I guess I could disguise it all well cross dressing with the next size larger moo moo, painted nails, and flip flops. Or a maternity dress. But...

You are not getting me and my baby near the far corner of that deck until somebody proves something is supporting it. Encouraging the OP to buy new decking is not helpful in this instance? It really does look like the metal work is holding that deck.

I say again. Very scary. Given the rot I am seeing, I would actually think about just demolishing it and rebuilding it properly. Worrying about where to find 3/4" decking for that structure is madness. And dangerous.
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No one here knows how this house was framed, if the joist run all the way into the house under the floors at least 10', (more would be better) what's wrong with the cantilever?
Whats supporting the roof? It looks like the last 2' is an add on with the original fascia running down the middle of it.
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No one here knows how this house was framed, if the joist run all the way into the house under the floors at least 10', (more would be better) what's wrong with the cantilever?
T & G 2-1/4" X 3/4" decking boards have been used on nearly every 100 year old house's front porch I've ever worked on.
One thing I do see that's missing is the blocking between the joist to support the deck boards.
A real lumber yard, not a box store should have pressure treated, Fir or even composite 2-1/4 X 3/4 deck boards.
I would use 6" long hex head ceramic coated Deck Loc screws in that new rim joist, any box store will have them in the fastener area next to the decking screws.
That new rim joist needs to be Pressure treated.
Totally agree Joe. If the deck support is sistered to joists way inside the house, to counterbalance the weight, I guess I get the structure and can somewhat believe you can hang that much weight in dead air.

But exposed timber weighing what this deck does hanging outside? I could see it working with some steel.

If this thing is hanging off a rim joist, ledger, or whatever you want to call it though? In midair with no posts to support it? That iron work and the screws holding it in place to the roof soffit is the only possible support I can see.

Kwikfishron may have nailed it. It does look somebody removed at the least one corner post from this thing. It really needs it back.

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Every other joist runs into the house and I guess that's what is supporting the deck.
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Do you have the 16"oc blocking between the joists to support the decking boards, not pictured? Is the span more than 53" with 35# or less snow load, with every joist extended in to the building per code; second chart down; http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/ic...002_par019.htm

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