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Old 02-02-2011, 12:00 AM   #1
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should rim joists on a deck be doubled up for stability if they are braced against the girders underneath on only one side (facing inside the deck), i.e. if there is no girder overhang to fit a brace on the outer side? i am bracing the inside joists against the girders on both sides to make sure there is no wobbling (and of course on the ledger).

the PDF document i am guiding myself by doesn't say i should but i am suspicious.
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I only double up outside if I have a bigger deck but your little guy it is not needed on because your attaching to 2 fixed points. The second is you are running your joist to the same fixed points so nothing can twist on the ledgers.
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Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't...

Can't hurt to do it on the side you're adding stairs to.
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Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't...

Can't hurt to do it on the side you're adding stairs to.
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