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Cruizer 09-13-2013 02:58 PM

Help and advice for the following example is greatly appreciated.
 
I have the following set concrete posts in my yard. They reach 20" above grade and are 42+" below grade. For the following span, what kind of connectors can I use for the beam to concrete post connection? I tried finding the connectors in the pic displayed below but my google skills failed me. I also have a question about how to connect the beams at midspan specifically. I was thinking about using Strongtie's ABA44Z since the posts already have J-bolts installed and also bolting the beams together at midspan. ABA44Z appear to be strictly a base connector for a post so that idea seems uncertain. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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12penny 09-14-2013 07:14 AM

Those are the correct bases.
More info on deck building can be found at the American Wood Council website.

www.awc.org/publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

Give it a read and then come back with any questions. The community would be
happy to help.

Cruizer 09-14-2013 06:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12penny (Post 1241572)
Those are the correct bases.
More info on deck building can be found at the American Wood Council website.

www.awc.org/publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

Give it a read and then come back with any questions. The community would be
happy to help.

Great help. Got the ledger board done today. However, I'm still unsure about the 2-beam splice at midspan with this type of connector (ABA44Z) on 12"-diameter footings. Any advice is appreciated.

12penny 09-15-2013 05:55 AM

No worries. Build your beam as shown on page 6, figure 4. I use a laminated beam (2- 2x's with 1/2" pressure treated plywood sandwiched between). Before the joists are installed, I use self sticking window flashing on top of beam to keep water out of the "sandwich".

As for the splice, 1 beam on each half of the base, then shoot a few nails to hold them together. No special requirements here. The joists will hold everything straight and together.

Make sure you use the recommended fasteners with the post bases.

Cruizer 09-16-2013 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12penny (Post 1241859)
No worries. Build your beam as shown on page 6, figure 4. I use a laminated beam (2- 2x's with 1/2" pressure treated plywood sandwiched between). Before the joists are installed, I use self sticking window flashing on top of beam to keep water out of the "sandwich".

As for the splice, 1 beam on each half of the base, then shoot a few nails to hold them together. No special requirements here. The joists will hold everything straight and together.

Make sure you use the recommended fasteners with the post bases.

Thank you. Would you advice against bolting the boards near the splice as I noted in the first figure above?

12penny 09-16-2013 11:27 AM

Really no reason to. I never have.
But if it makes you feel better, I can't
think of a reason not to.

Cruizer 09-17-2013 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 12penny (Post 1242319)
Really no reason to. I never have.
But if it makes you feel better, I can't
think of a reason not to.

Thank you for the help.


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