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Old 06-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #31
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By the way, I am a pro that builds a few decks each year.

The reason that the pros walked away is the obsessive detail to which you have gone.

That and the beam being covered with OSB is not going to hold up with water coming from the top.

You need a hand when installing vinyl soffiit to start with. After the first piece you won't.
Thanks for your advice. I have designed the boxes with openings in the bottom, plus have drilled in them as well. I think I'll be OK as out here in Utah we do not get much rain and the humidity is only about 35% so even with snow which we do get I think I'll be OK with it.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #32
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Thanks for your advice. I have designed the boxes with openings in the bottom, plus have drilled in them as well. I think I'll be OK as out here in Utah we do not get much rain and the humidity is only about 35% so even with snow which we do get I think I'll be OK with it.
Made me smile with the "obsessive detail" comment. I've worked with to many contractors that are way to interested in getting the job done quickly and not nearly to the detail I am satisfied with. When I build something I want it to look good and be very durable, which is my concern over the slight movement in the deck as it has now.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:03 AM   #33
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He may be able to do something with a steel gusset on the post to beam connection and maybe stay within the box.

Is that glulam treated?
Not sure what you mean by "treated", please explain. My plan is to either stain them, or Home Depot has a new product they advertise for decking I might cover them with. It is definitely tough stuff and totally water proof. I tried it out last year in a chicken coop I built and it is rock solid. The only problem is they only have a few colors, but I think if applied correctly it should look OK. Why the question on are they treated? don't remember the name but I bought a 5-gallon bucket of the stuff and you apply with a paint roller. It's about the consistency of pancake batter.

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:09 AM   #34
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Ugh, those boxes on top of those columns look hideous. You'd have been far better off using the right height columns to begin with, or boxing them at the bottom. At the top they just make the thing like very ungainly. Conceivably you could correct his by taking off those top boxes, moving the columns up and boxing them below.

And I'd wonder about the weight of all that roof on those columns. I'd *definitely* hire an engineer to go over it.
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This should work, correct?
maybe .... that's why I recommended contacting a local professional engineer that does building construction for an evaluation. He can see exactly what you've done, knows you local building code and will be able to provide you exactly what is needed for your deck and roof.

I understand people don't want to spend money on engineers, but in your case it is certainly worth it.

I have an old saying, "you get what you pay for, and free usually costs more."

Free advice on a forum may or may not provide you with what you need. A professional engineer will provide you with the proper guidance that you need.

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Not sure what you mean by "treated", please explain.
Pressure treated...Your post are, your joist are and your beams should be.
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Pressure treated...Your post are, your joist are and your beams should be.
treated means that the wood has received a chemical treatment so that the process of fungus and rot will be slowed downed or eliminated. It also lessens the chance of insect infestation. Untreated wood exposed to the weather will not last as long as treated wood.
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That Glulam is required to be PT in my neck of the woods, it doesn't look like it is in the pic.
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That Glulam is required to be PT in my neck of the woods, it doesn't look like it is in the pic.
It certainly should be .... and hope that it is

In my area we use treated parallams for exposed engineered wood beams. Every area has their own little nuances ....
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