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Old 08-11-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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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
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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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