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Old 04-09-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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On a corner post where the header rests on top of the post then runs 90 degrees to wrap around....how is the connection between post and beam made? Is there a hanger that is used or is one side of the header run longer and then tied into the other header running perpendicular? It's a doubled 2x8 header and a 4x4 size post.

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On a corner post where the header rests on top of the post then runs 90 degrees to wrap around....how is the connection between post and beam made? Is there a hanger that is used or is one side of the header run longer and then tied into the other header running perpendicular? It's a doubled 2x8 header and a 4x4 size post.
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if you are building a deck, you can avoid this connection by running your beam long setting directly on your post, then hang your perpendicular beam using using a double joist hanger bracket
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if you are building a deck, you can avoid this connection by running your beam long setting directly on your post, then hang your perpendicular beam using using a double joist hanger bracket
It is for porch roof....the beam is the header and the posts are the columns. Could this still be done as you suggested above.
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Have you check to see if a 4 X 4 would even be allowed?
Main reason is 4 X 4's love to curl, and twist.
Have to use 6 X 6's here sitting on footers.
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It is for porch roof....the beam is the header and the posts are the columns. Could this still be done as you suggested above.

If you are building a plane shed roof then yes, if hip style then you will need the 90 degree corner connection. Joe is right 4 x 4s are light for post, they would need to be close, 6 x 6s might be a better choice. I used turned treated post for a small 7 x 16 porch roof once, but the post were 48" apart.
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It will be a hip as it wraps around the side. It's a fairly small porch...only extending 6'. Bc of the placement of existing windows and doors we're spacing them 6' apart. We'll end up with 12 total posts around a 16x16 area. Using 6x6s might be easier to work with, but the roof extends lower than normal so we didn't want the bulk of a 6x6, since we will be using a doubled 2x8 header.

I did call our building inspector and he said 4x4 wood posts or 4x4 pvc reinforced posts would be acceptable. Fwiw our wood posts will be covered with a vinyl sleeve.
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You can stagger the outside and inside beams (of a double beam). Reinforce with recessed metal angles. You probably will need a cross brace?

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