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gpolkin 03-17-2011 12:49 AM

Deck joist to beam connections
 
I am building a deck with 2x8 joists that span two beams. The deck will be no more than 20 inches off the ground.

I know I need hangers to connect the joists to the house but is there a problem with just toe nailing the joists to the beams they are resting on. If you recommend a hanger or bracket instead what kind and why? Thanks in advance for your help.

Just Bill 03-17-2011 07:34 AM

Toe nailing is fine, but check local code. Simpson does make connectors for that. Unless you are in seismic territory, not needed, IMHO.

tcleve4911 03-17-2011 09:08 AM

Toe-nailing is fine
Just do a nice job of it

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w...process009.jpg

Gary in WA 03-17-2011 05:04 PM

Under the 2009 Deck Code, toe-nails only if deck is attached to house, pp.7; http://www.lancova.com/deckinfo.pdf

No built-up beams on outside of posts, perimeter close-fastening end, rim joists through decking, etc.

Gary

pjordan4477 03-17-2011 05:29 PM

no more than 20" off the ground...go floating deck, way faster construction.


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