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scmakye 08-11-2011 07:55 PM

2nd story porch post replacement
 
have three posts supporting front gable, deck has been renewed and want to install new 4x6 posts, do i need to drill through deck to block columns supporting deck from first story porch or can i use simpson boots and drill carriage bolts into deck floor joists,porch size is app 20wx8d

Ron6519 08-12-2011 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by scmakye (Post 705205)
have three posts supporting front gable, deck has been renewed and want to install new 4x6 posts, do i need to drill through deck to block columns supporting deck from first story porch or can i use simpson boots and drill carriage bolts into deck floor joists,porch size is app 20wx8d

Post a photo of the gable roof and the deck.
Generally the load needs to be carried down to the base support.


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