Deck Knee Bracing Question - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-15-2013, 06:53 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 150
Rewards Points: 77
Default

Deck Knee Bracing question


For a deck that is 9 feet above ground, what is the best way to attach knee bracing between the 8"x8" posts and the 3-2"x12" beams?

Should I use lag bolts all around or use galv carriage bolts on the post and galv lag bolts on the beam?

Advertisement

Bugman1400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 10,007
Rewards Points: 2,080
Default

Deck Knee Bracing question


Carriage, pp. 18, I think, or 16..... http://www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

Gary

Advertisement

__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 01:22 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 150
Rewards Points: 77
Default

Deck Knee Bracing question


That Guide suggests using a 2"x4" but, I don't think that is practical with 8"x8" posts and a 3-2"x12" beam. I also don't think it would look good to have the brace on the outside. Most knee bracing that I've seen is done more like what you see here:

http://www.beforethearchitect.com/Ar...e%20Braces.htm
Bugman1400 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 09:45 PM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 10,007
Rewards Points: 2,080
Default

Deck Knee Bracing question


I gave you minimum code requirements, you may do as you wish.....ask your local AHJ.

Gary
__________________
If any ads are present in my answer above, I do not condone/support/use the product or services listed, they are there against my permission.
Gary in WA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unique deck question amcinnis1 General DIY Discussions 5 06-12-2012 10:52 PM
Deck structure question houseinthewoods Building & Construction 5 06-13-2010 10:18 PM
Question about refinishing a deck... Ler0y Jenkins General DIY Discussions 11 05-26-2010 10:09 AM
IPE Deck Maintenance Question jason206 Building & Construction 2 02-03-2010 05:36 PM
Subfloor question for new deck and solarium CM2U Building & Construction 3 07-27-2005 10:50 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts