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sandyman720 05-29-2008 12:03 PM

Deck railing posts
 
Hello All,

What is the best way to attach railing posts in this way:

http://www.ewphomeimprovements.com/images/decks1.jpg

I do not see any lag bolts. Is this a sturdy method? I like the look of it.

UFoPilot 05-29-2008 12:18 PM

Why can I see Through the corner?

sandyman720 05-29-2008 12:33 PM

I dont understand what you are talking about. "Why can I see Through the corner?"

???

AtlanticWBConst. 05-29-2008 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by UFoPilot (Post 126611)
Why can I see Through the corner?

That's a UPC Tag stapled to the end of the rim joist board.

sandyman720 05-29-2008 01:15 PM

Atlantic, any ideas of the attachment method of the railing posts?

I like the clean look of it rather than lagging to rim from outside.

AtlanticWBConst. 05-29-2008 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sandyman720 (Post 126608)
Hello All,

I do not see any lag bolts. Is this a sturdy method? I like the look of it.

It's probably a doubled rim joist and is lagged screwed from the inside,and maybe even "blocked-in".
Example: Using ledgelock Lag screws.

sandyman720 05-29-2008 01:49 PM

Are lag screws or bolts better to use in this case?

AtlanticWBConst. 05-29-2008 02:53 PM

There's a chance that the railing posts that are shown in your pick could be:

1.) Neither lagged-screwed, nor carriage-bolted, but only Blocked-in with PT lumber.

2.) They are lagged in, or carriage bolted in, and they placed the second rim joist "over" the heads of the lag/bolt, to hide them.

IMHO - I believe that both lag-scews and carriage bolts can work, if inserted effectively.

We used to use carriage bolts, but now pretty much just use ledgerloks. They may, or may not be approved in your region (check your local code requirements for deck post fastening)

These pics might help you:

Ledger Lock Lag screws:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...T/DSC00750.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...T/DSC00768.jpg

We prefer to also "block-in" the posts, along with the ledgerloks:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...T/DSC00762.jpg

Post cracked on the very end a little here, but it isn't going anywhere, and it passed inspection:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...T/DSC00764.jpg


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