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Old 06-21-2012, 07:15 AM   #16
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is that the local building inspector i see there.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:35 AM   #17
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Yes it is. She has to go and inspect everything I work on. Great boxer.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:44 PM   #18
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How big of weep holes would you guys suggest for the corner areas? If the holes were big enough i could drill them then put the tape on and cut in the holes. Or would you just tape then drill?


I went and picked up some of the small lags you put in with the drill. I am going to use them on the ledger board as extra supports and then on each of the girder posts where i just had 1 through bolt.


I poured concrete for pergola footers tonight. Hate concrete. bleh!
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:20 PM   #19
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Like I said it's so dry here we pray for Rain! I'd use at least 1/2 inch though.

Just a thought,
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1/2" is minimum, if building per Deck Code; http://www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

"3. the support beams/post require 2 bolts each (hard to see in picture), Fig. 8; My 6x6 beams are notched with 1 bolt through and screws." ------ 2 required as per Fig.8, even sitting on the seat- (to prevent warping)

4. the HD anchors require bolting to the blocking or joists, not into a rim joist as on your side deck (running) post, Fig. 25, 26; I did this like figure 26. They attached to the rim joist as well.' --------- The HDA cannot be attached (the 2 bolts) to the rim joist-- only to blocking or a common joist as per Fig.25, 26.

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1/2" is minimum, if building per Deck Code; http://www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

4. the HD anchors require bolting to the blocking or joists, not into a rim joist as on your side deck (running) post, Fig. 25, 26; I did this like figure 26. They attached to the rim joist as well.' --------- The HDA cannot be attached (the 2 bolts) to the rim joist-- only to blocking or a common joist as per Fig.25, 26.

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Oh! I didn't understand yah yesterday. The extra bracket I put on going the opposite direction on the rim joist. I wonder why you aren't supposed to put them on there? It just adds side to side support.

Not sure what to do about em now though. I already have them installed.

I wish I had found you guys and the AWC publication prior to my framing being started.
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The pressure on a railing/post is usually perpendicular to it, not parallel. You would get the full benefit of the HDA blocking any fulcrum pressure rather than two bolts for the resistance (the post could still split at the bolt line- grain of the wood and fall outward (though it would take way more than the code-required 200# of resistance). With the hardware blocking it's path with two bolts in the blocking/joist- it is much stronger in the trust direction. Check locally, code may require solid blocking at bearing beams, between joists.

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Old 06-24-2012, 12:33 AM   #23
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Your deck flashing is no good. I wonder how many knowledgeable contractors you screwed out of this job. You obviously are bidding work. This isn't your house.

just wondering,
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Your deck flashing is no good. I wonder how many knowledgeable contractors you screwed out of this job. You obviously are bidding work. This isn't your house.

just wondering,
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WTF? Where did this come from?
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Your deck flashing is no good. I wonder how many knowledgeable contractors you screwed out of this job. You obviously are bidding work. This isn't your house.

just wondering,
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So I thought about this more. So my work is good enough for you to think I am a contractor, but bad enough to think I am not that great of one. Considering I work on databases for a living I think thats actually a little bit of a compliment. Either way, I can assure you this is my house and the only payment I am getting is saving a ton of money and getting a hopefully awesome looking deck. I gotta ask though, why am I obviously bidding work and why would you say this isn't my house?

Either way, thanks for the little assistance you gave me. A little more detail other than "its no good" would be alot more helpfull. I am going to guess you mean its too short where it comes over the board. Yeah, that was actually all I had left so I used it as I could.

Local code only has the flashing running behind the ledger 4" above and extending 2" below the ledger board. I did that. But I did not like the fact you can still have water run down behind the board and then seep in past the bolts, screws, nails, etc.. So I made the Z flashing 4" the top of the ledger and then bend over and down it. Water would still have to move back up the flashing for it to cause any issues, then it would still have to run back down the board and in the bolts, etc.. for it to affect the house.

Any way, I actually got some decking down. I did the main inlay first and am now extending out from it, and then will go with my angled boards. I need to put some blocks in that main girder like I said I would.
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:05 PM   #26
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My bad seanB, Your deck is gonna be awesome!

It's such a huge cost, I'm glad you're doing something Artistic and memorable.

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