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usc529 01-17-2010 12:42 PM

6x6 pergola post ontop of deck floor or from the ground up?
 
im building a deck with a pergola on one side of the deck. trying to figure out if i should use the 6x6 post from the ground up or could i just set them ontop of the decking boards. if i bring them from the ground up i would have to notch the 6x6"s out 3 " for the rim joist to sit around them. can anybody give me some advice on this thanks alott

vsheetz 01-17-2010 01:52 PM

what's holding up the deck - why not use the 6x6 posts for both decking and overhead pergola?

usc529 01-17-2010 05:45 PM

thats what i want to do but is there a span limit i can run 6x6 post ontop of a deck cause i atleast want them to be 8 ft and how would i secure them to the deck so someone wouldnt lean on it and it shift ?


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