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Old 06-22-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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how do put a deck beam on posts


my posts are 7 feet high and i was plannibg to put my beam on the posts, but how do i get a 4"x 10" by 30 feet beam in the air
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #2
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Friends / neighbors + some beer might work. That's my usual tactic.

Are you going to place that beam into a notch on the posts?
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Is this a soild 4 X 10 beam? You would be better off with 3, 2X's instead, even then 30' is to long for a span between the post, and use 6 X 6 post, not 4 X 4's.

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7' isn't that high. No ladders involved. Like Done That said, couple neighbors and a few beers sounds like the best option.
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As Joe said, you do know a 4x10 cannot span 30'...... you need this for sure: http://www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

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