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Old 07-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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I have a front porch with gable roof so obviously there are posts and beams holding it up. The 2 side beams tie into the front beam over the posts. My question is how do you install 2 beams on one post where they meet?

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With a ship lapped joint, or a mitered joint, or a butt joint centered on the post.

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With a ship lapped joint, or a mitered joint, or a butt joint centered on the post.
if you have two beams on a post how do you incorporate a post beam bracket to secure them?
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I usually use the ACE series from Simpson (I'm sure UPS has a similar type) on the exterior sides of the corner column.

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I usually use the ACE series from Simpson (I'm sure UPS has a similar type) on the exterior sides of the corner column.

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If you have a porch with a gable roof do you need a beam actually attached to the house like a ledger?
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only if your ceiling joists are being ran back into the exterior wall of the house
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only if your ceiling joists are being ran back into the exterior wall of the house
So, the ledger attached to house would support the ceiling joists. If you had a shed type roof then a ledger/beam on the house would be needed, correct?
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if you have two beams on a post how do you incorporate a post beam bracket to secure them?
I would have to see what the bracket looks like. it depends if it is a corner or a joint in a continuous beam. I have never used brackets unless a specific one is called for.

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