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Old 03-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #316
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usually just the top rail profile is used under the rail , 2 1/2" to the underside for most decks I built. if you have vinyl wrapped railing then use the wrap underneath the rail

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Old 03-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #317
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Holy Cow! 22 pages of posts for a deck? I guess they talked you through every nail.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:22 PM   #318
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Holy Cow! 22 pages of posts for a deck? I guess they talked you through every nail.
You should have seen how many there were for his shed behind the house.

Just looked....only 9
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:17 PM   #319
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It did not pass final inspection because of the posts. Inspector said a brand new code says I have to put L-brackets on each handrail post and they are on now. Re inspection is Monday so we'll see. Seems pointless but I guess there is a reason.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #320
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Can u link to the hardware he wants u 2 use?
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Can u link to the hardware he wants u 2 use?
I wasn't here during the inspection but the builder said he had to put l-brackets on each post because they are notched. They are just regular old l-brackets from what I can tell. They are behind each post and the top of the L is attached under the decking boards and into the post with screws. My guess is it adds strength to the posts so that they won't snap at the the notch. There's a good number of screws in the thing. I wish I was here for the inspection so I knew more but I will be here Monday.

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Edit: maybe its am alternative to blocking behind post to prevent the rim joist from pulling? I have no clue.

Inspector also mentioned holes not being filled back in but he didn't note it apparently. I don't have the paper either. I'm going to fill them with gravel instead of dirt anyway.

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I'm not sure how much strength those L brackets add, but if that's what the inspector wanted.. I'm not sure if filling the holes with gravel really buys you anything, maybe someone else can comment. If you fill with dirt, it should help lateral movement though.
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I really wish I could have been here so I knew exactly what the inspector said. It's driving me crazy not knowing what all was said. I have to wait until Monday now and if it doesn't pass that time then I won't know what to do. I hope I won't have to pay for the reinspection which is another reason I wish I was here. Builder doesn't respond during the weekends or evenings so no point asking him really.
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How big are those bolts? They barely look 5/16".
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How big are those bolts? They barely look 5/16".
They are 1/2". I bought them so that I'm sure of. It's impossible to judge bolt size on a computer screen accurately. You'll have to just take my word on it. Lol
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that's too big for that bolt but it will guarantee not to let you down

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Not trying to be a downer, but those brackets do zero to
keep a post from breaking. It appears they're there to
keep the rim from twisting. I would rather have seen a
bracket where the joist and rim meet.

And how did he keep the screws from going thru the top
side of the decking. I didn't realize deck screws came
that short.
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Inspector also mentioned holes not being filled back in but he didn't note it apparently. I don't have the paper either. I'm going to fill them with gravel instead of dirt anyway.

final inspection should include area around/under deck being graded as well. Final means final, if it is not graded when inspector sees it then inspector will have to take your word for it which leaves a lot to question...
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Passed final inspection. The inspector didn't even look twice at the posts. All is done and the grill has its new home.
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