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Old 02-23-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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I am using a 2x6 header attached to garage wall with lag screws . Joist hangers will support 2x6 joists for flat carport roof ,

As there is a thin layer of stucco on wall, I will use 3/8 by 3 1/2 inch lag screws . The header is 20 feet long and the span for joists will be 10 feet.

My questian: Do I need two lag screws in each 2x4 stud? Or is every second stud adequate? Or one lag screw in each stud?

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I am using a 2x6 header attached to garage wall with lag screws . Joist hangers will support 2x6 joists for flat carport roof ,

As there is a thin layer of stucco on wall, I will use 3/8 by 3 1/2 inch lag screws . The header is 20 feet long and the span for joists will be 10 feet.

My questian: Do I need two lag screws in each 2x4 stud? Or is every second stud adequate? Or one lag screw in each stud?
Yep, but why would you over kill like that, why don't you use 1X4s for the ceiling joists and use 3/4X12 inch lags in each. Oh and a 20 foot 2X6 header is way to heavy, why bother with a header at all.

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i think he means a ledger which the joists but into. as for attaching it.. you should be able to get away with just 3 1/2" spikes aka 16 penny nails
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The real problem is how are you going to flash this?
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