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Old 02-03-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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I would like to build a cedar pergola attached to this house. It will not have a roof. Because of the position of the windows and roof line, attaching beams to a ledger board does not seem possible, unless I cut the ledger? Alternatively, can I use masonry joist hangars? I do not want to place posts next to the house.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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You can't hang joists off of a veneer brick.
I'm thinking, no posts means no pergola.
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for your quick response. Actually, the house is solid masonry.
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Two pilasters attached tot he house with knee braces connecting that side of the arbor.

That way you do not have the two "posts" next to the house, they are connected to house.

Only way I can think of.

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Thanks for your quick response. Actually, the house is solid masonry.
What is your definition of, "solid masonary"?
I don't see it from here.
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What is your definition of, "solid masonary"?
I don't see it from here.
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"Solid masonry construction is also called ‘Solid Brick’, ‘Double Brick’, and sometimes ‘Brick and Block’. In its most common form, a solid masonry wall consists of an outer layer of brick and an inner layer of brick (a layer of brick is called a ‘wythe’ in masonry circles).
The reason why solid masonry is a more accurate description than solid brick or double brick is because the inner wythe may not be brick. Because the inner wythe will never be seen, concrete or cinder block is sometimes substituted for brick.
Structurally, solid masonry walls are very strong and can, if properly maintained, provide hundreds of years of service."
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Two pilasters attached tot he house with knee braces connecting that side of the arbor.

That way you do not have the two "posts" next to the house, they are connected to house.

Only way I can think of.

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(3) 6x6 posts, 1' tall - bolt 'em to the house framing (predrill everything to prevent any splitting of the wood), put decorative end cuts on them to pretty 'em up. Make sure you hit the house framing and not just the siding w/ your bolts/lag screws.
Screw (lag or Simpson SDS) your 2x6s to the sides of the 6x6 posts (again, predrill everything).
Viola - no ledger board.


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Would this work in my case?
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I would like to build a cedar pergola attached to this house. It will not have a roof. Because of the position of the windows and roof line, attaching beams to a ledger board does not seem possible, unless I cut the ledger? Alternatively, can I use masonry joist hangars? I do not want to place posts next to the house.
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so if it doesn't have a roof, doesn't that simply make it a deck??

Also, are you going to be covering the windows?? or building out around them so you still get light??

I would bolt a ledger to the house, but not cover the windows. you can further support the ledger by vertical supports also bolted to the house. using joist hangers on the ledgers. build a suitable window well opening to provide access and light to the windows.

just my $0.02

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I think that a ledger would look too intrusive and it would be cut at the window openings. I just think that would not look good at all, it would be very strong but not very attractive.
Pilasters would be the ticket though.

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I think that a ledger would look too intrusive and it would be cut at the window openings. I just think that would not look good at all, it would be very strong but not very attractive.
Pilasters would be the ticket though.

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I see now... I googles Pilaster (never knew what they were called).. I get it... I was thinking more of the underlying structure...

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No worries and no reason to say sorry. I have seen some of your other posts and for not being a professional in the business you are a really knowledgeable guy.

I learn stuff here all the time too especially from WRB.

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Thanks Andy... It tool me a long time to start to attempt my own stuff... I like to build things that are strong and will last. I try to re-use interesting materials like barn boards to make trim, stairs, etc..

I think we can all learn something and only get better because of it..

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