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Old 08-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hey wussup

I just wanted to know what you guys think about this stringer connection.

Humbly, I think itís better than hammering in nails from all angles (splitting the wood while doing so).

Is this less strong, as strong, or stronger than the traditional way?

Iíve attached some pictures. Please let me know what you think.

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You have now reduced that stringer to the thickness of what's left between the notch for the steps and the notch for your hanger, about 4" it looks like. Pressure block between stringers and don't cut outside stringers, ledger steps inside.
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Sorry to say but you did post pictures, the entire deck looks to be seriously deficient as are the steps.

I know this is a DIY site but it would have been better to have posted asking questions about how to build this before you started.

It looks like the treads are too high, IMHO it is better to use two boards for the treads instead of just one big 2x12.
You screwed into the end grain up top and there is way more than 4" opening for the risers.

There is no landing at the base of the stairs, you used screws instead of nails for the hangers, you should have a center stringer, Ninja's suggestion of full stringers is dead-on.

There is no railing for the stairs and the rail for the deck is awful (looking & dangerous).

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For a first attempt it's good, it's not right but it's better than a lot would manage.

At least get a railing up, most of the other flaws can be fixed with some minor work as well.
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Definitely add a railing and I hope you will soon replace the deck; it IS nasty looking. You can run 2x4's or 2x6's along the bottom of the stringers to beef them up, too, if you wish to (parallel to and flush with the bottom of the stringers). That appears to be a long set of steps for what meat is left in the wood. You did some pretty accurate cutting there.
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U should always nail hangers becuase the diameter of a nail is bigger then a screw! good job using nails instead.
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Haha nvmnd u did screw it! should have have used nails for sure!
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Simpson makes screws for hangers now.
http://www.strongtie.com/products/co...-loadrated.asp
I can see the need in cases where you also require pull out protection.
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you will need to incorporate a full lenght 4x4 post to the ground(mid-span)when you run your handrail.

did you use PT on the landing pad?
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Thank you all for your input.

Marbledust: I will be placing a 4x4 midway as a post and handrail.

All the wood is pressure treated.
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U should always nail hangers becuase the diameter of a nail is bigger then a screw! good job using nails instead.

The screws that I used are pretty thick. Maybe not as thick as nails but very close.

How do you prevent wood from splitting when using nails ?

I think split wood is a bigger problem.

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U need to know how to nail i guess, I use 3" galvanized nails and havent split a stringer yet. "knock on wood".
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It looks like you have one 2 stringers....one on each end....'typical' stringers are 12"OC
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Hey wussup

I just wanted to know what you guys think about this stringer connection.

Humbly, I think itís better than hammering in nails from all angles (splitting the wood while doing so).

Is this less strong, as strong, or stronger than the traditional way?

Iíve attached some pictures. Please let me know what you think.

Thanx

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