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Old 12-02-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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Building a deck 35' x 12' off the back of the house. Have a double beam made of 2x12 over 6 6x6 posts. Health department wants last 2 moved cause it's too close to the septic. Now I need to make another beam supported by 2 6x6 posts. Tank is at the corner of the house at 10 feet out. Footings have to be 5' from the tank. How far over the posts can I run my beam? I'm thinking I can have 2 sections.
1@ 19'x12' and the other 16'x7'.

My main beam is 10' out and my last post is at 16'. Can I run 3' over the post and tie in to the other beam that's 5' from the house with my joists? I want the most decking I can get.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:56 PM   #2
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I think we'll need to see a rough drawing of this one....

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Yes. 3' is fine, ss long as that beam carries back to at least the 3rd post from the cantilever (14' before the cant I'm assuming). Basically, you will end up with a 12 x 35 deck with a 16x5' section taken out, right?

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35' is an odd ball length so there's going to be a lot of waste of lumber.
Something devisable by nominal lumber lenghts would make more since.
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35' is an odd ball length so there's going to be a lot of waste of lumber.
Something devisable by nominal lumber lenghts would make more since.
Maybe their house is 35'.
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Where are you located that you don't need a proper design and plans before getting permits?

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Where are you located that you don't need a proper design and plans before getting permits?

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My town: no permit necessary for my deck. . . .which I found out after I actually drew up proper schematics for the sucker.
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After seeing your pictures (which I already had in my head), I say it again: 3' is fine.
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My town: no permit necessary for my deck. . . .which I found out after I actually drew up proper schematics for the sucker.
At the Lake of the Ozarks, a huge resort community in Missouri, I just got done being lead carpenter on 31 out of 52 houses. They were all 2 or 3 story walk-outs, Some of the decks on the lakeside were 40' in the air.
Not only did you not need permits for the monster decks, but not even the houses! I framed everything like I was still building in California, so the whole subdivision would pass any inspections out here.
It just amazing how different building can be from one area to the next. But anything that can be seen from the road, I'm going to find out what the requirements are before I start digging anything.
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Titanoman, as someone who has suspended decks 40' in the air, would you be able to comment on my question about deck posts?:

Long deck poles

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