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Old 06-03-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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I have a quick question about those deck piers you can purchase at HD or lowes. Since the space in the pier only allows one 2x. Can I position the pier under the next joist so I can double up the rim joist. Basically cantelievering it to create a beam or do the rim joists need to be support directly by the deck piers.

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I can not think of a single use for those piers unless you were building some temperary platform.
Most places they would never meet code.

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Wow. I never even thought about it. That is one heck of a good question.

If doubled-up beams are to often sit on them, why don't the sell them in 3" notch sizes, too?

I guess you could use them in Canada and Kentucky.
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Wow. I never even thought about it. That is one heck of a good question.

If doubled-up beams are to often sit on them, why don't the sell them in 3" notch sizes, too?

I guess you could use them in Canada and Kentucky.
So, I can't do what I asked?
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So, I can't do what I asked?
Actually, you need "tie-down" provisions, as well as simply a "support" function, and these little notched blocks give none of that.
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These would be OK for in-between support, but the beams would still have to be firmly anchored down at least at the ends.
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Actually, you need "tie-down" provisions, as well as simply a "support" function, and these little notched blocks give none of that.
For a 6' foot fence how much of the post should be above ground or is it more preference?
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For a 6' foot fence how much of the post should be above ground or is it more preference?
6'.

How did your question go from a deck to a fence?
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6'.

How did your question go from a deck to a fence?
Just curious about the fence.
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For a 6' foot fence how much of the post should be above ground or is it more preference?
For a six foot fence, you want six foot above ground, with three feet below grade to get below the frost line, assuming you are in a location where the ground freezes. Also, some localities limit the height of a fence to six feet.

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