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Old 03-31-2005, 08:27 AM   #1
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I have an attached deck off of the dining room with a slider door. The deck is anchored on two corners with concrete pillars 3' deep. The other side is attached to the house rim joist with the deck 2x8 rim joist. I want to close this deck in and make it a 3 or 4 season room. Should I tear the deck out and put down concrete slab with block foundation or would it be ok to lay a subfloor over deck and build walls off that? No real load would be applied other than couple of chairs and ratan couch.

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No real load would be applied other than couple of chairs and ratan couch.
What about the walls and roof? They are a real load. Interesting to see some other replies on this.

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Let's take it from the top. What are the dimensions of the deck, end and rim joists. How is the rim joist fastend to the house?
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Let's take it from the top. What are the dimensions of the deck, end and rim joists. How is the rim joist fastend to the house?
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The dimensions of the deck are rim joist12'Lxend joist10'W. It is attached to the with 8" leg bolts.
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Ok so it's a 8" bolt, but what size bolt? 1/2", 5/8" bolt?
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Ok so it's a 8" bolt, but what size bolt? 1/2", 5/8" bolt?
1/2" bolts. There will be only two walls on deck. The other two walls are the existing house walls.
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Your 2 X 8 joists are marginal for the span already, depending on the material. What is the material?
Do the concrete pillars come up to meet the deck? Are they footers for posts? How is the deck fastened to them?

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