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Old 01-18-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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I notice in many deck building books they use joist hangers to connect the rim joist to the ends of the main floor joists. Since the joists are already supported by the outer beam are they necessary? I am more inclined to toe in a bunch long screws from the outer surface of the rim joist. What are your thoughts.
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No, they are not necessary on the end that is structurally supported by the beam and posts - that are UNDER them.
However, you should attach the joists to the beam with some simpson brackets or hurricane type brackets.
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No, they are not necessary on the end that is structurally supported by the beam and posts - that are UNDER them.
However, you should attach the joists to the beam with some simpson brackets or hurricane type brackets.
I agree, in most cases joist hangers on the rim joist are overkill.
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Thanks for the reply. I thought so.
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I notice in many deck building books they use joist hangers to connect the rim joist to the ends of the main floor joists. Since the joists are already supported by the outer beam are they necessary? I am more inclined to toe in a bunch long screws from the outer surface of the rim joist. What are your thoughts.
They are not necessary. All you have to do on top of the girder is toenail the joist into it. Where I'm from, that's all you need, you don't need any hardware where the joist connects to the girder. Maybe you do where you're from.
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....you don't need any hardware where the joist connects to the girder. Maybe you do where you're from.
Yeah, in my area it's pretty much by the town.
We've run into enough to where we just go ahead and install them as normal procedure.

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