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Old 02-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #121
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Here's what I got so far. I will draw yours too if the price is right! Lol


I managed to find the measurements of my house online so now I just need to determine how far from the property line it is.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #122
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I finished the drawing and they accepted it today. They even said it was a beautiful drawing. Lol. Anyway, permit should be ready tomorrow or Tuesday and tax money should be deposited tomorrow. Work should begin next week.
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glad to hear you had success!
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:54 PM   #124
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I tore down the staircase that we never use today and it turned out that the bottom 4x4 posts were not even buried into the ground. It was just nailed to the risers! It was a little scary how easy it all came down. Who ever built them decided to screw right through the vinyl siding beside the door also. So now there are 4 holes on both sides of the door in the siding. I'm sure its done the same way on the deck side also. Need to figure out how to patch those holes to make it look good and of course prevent water from getting in.

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Old 02-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #125
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For my footings code says to dig a 16" round and 2' deep hole for each 6x6 beam. Then it says to anchor the beam to the concrete at the bottom of the hole. I am searching for the kind of anchor I need to attach the beams to the concrete. I'm finding all kinds of things on hd's website but they are all expensive. I'm talking $80-300 range for just one. Can you guys point me in the right direction?

Also, I saw these in the store and a box of 50 for $38 seems like a pretty good deal compared to other types of bolts I have found and they have washers built on. Do you guys know anything about ledgerlok bolts for attaching the ledger to the house? Guy asked me for 1/2"x6" lags but these things only come in 5" and there are not a lot of 6" options from what I saw in lowes and HD.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:23 PM   #126
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Can't speak for Virginia, but here we fill the hole with
concrete to above ground level and then anchor the
post to the concrete using a Simpson "stand off post
base". We don't like having the post in contact with
the ground. Posts last longer that way.

Ledger locks are legal here, but placement and
spacing are important. You should check with
local AHJ if they'll accept them.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #127
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My county gives me 3 options for footings. This is the one I'm going with. Just not sure what type of anchor I need to attach to the bottom of the 6x6 to the concrete.

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in my area we use Simpson Strong-Tie ABU66Z or ABA66Z Stand-off post bases to connect the post to foundation. The post bases are attached to the foundation using a 1/2" or 5/8" anchor bolt depending on loads.
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Yep...that's the one.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:58 PM   #130
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Thank you. Checking it out now. Hopefully miss utility doesn't take forever to come out.
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It's looking like this is the cheaper option if those things are so expensive. Looks like 4 bags per post. So $243 compared to well over $300 using the brackets since I will have 16 posts.



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16! Haven't you read anything we've posted?
30' deck should have at the most 4 posts.

Ok...maybe five.
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16! Haven't you read anything we've posted?
30' deck should have at the most 4 posts.

Ok...maybe five.
Code says max spacing of beams Is 8'. Deck comes out almost 16 feet so that's 4 posts across middle and 4 more across front edge of deck. Then Im including posts for the stairs and one staircase will have a platform. 16 6x6s total for deck and staircases not to mention how high some will be . Have I actually over killed something? Lol
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My phone is nearly out of juice. I'll
reread your dimensions when I get
home to my laptop.

If your deck is 16' deep, you only
need one beam at roughly 14'.

Beam spam is measured between posts on
the same beam. Not from beam to beam.

Sorry. Phone near dead.
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My phone is nearly out of juice. I'll
reread your dimensions when I get
home to my laptop.

If your deck is 16' deep, you only
need one beam at roughly 14'.

Beam spam is measured between posts on
the same beam. Not from beam to beam.

Sorry. Phone near dead.
Mmm... beam spam.

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