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Old 09-13-2013, 02:58 PM   #1
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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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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Really no reason to. I never have.
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