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Old 08-13-2011, 06:31 AM   #16
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Danger--I found a useful link for your bottom handrail post attachment.

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Old 08-13-2011, 09:02 AM   #17
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You probably figured this out long ago, but the table for the LSU26 hanger on page 74 of the Simpson 2009 manual shows six (6) 10d nails and five (5) 10d 1-1/2 inch nails per hanger, not the 12 10d nails you listed in your post.

And I too had to add a 4x4 to the bottom of my framing to get the spacing correct for the stairs on my deck. I used the same hanger you did, by the way.
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Daniel, do you have the graphic you can show here? The pdf I downloaded from them has something totally different on page 74...?
The video showed 6 nails on each side of the stringer.

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Landing cut to size today so far. 5 2x8s spaced at about 1/2" apart and the same from the house. Not screwed down yet.

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Does anyone know what the max space allowed between deck planks is?
...or at least what the max recommended distance might be?

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Minimum for 2x stock is 1/8"-----The maximum???
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DM, that 1/2 inch between the decking will open even wider as the boards dry, I always used a 12d nail as a spacer and the margin opened up wider later. You have a good strong deck that you won't have to worry about, that is for sure.
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I imagine if it opens up to 1" even, it still wouldn't matter much, huh?
A baby couldn't fall in between the planks or anything, right?

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I imagine if it opens up to 1" even, it still wouldn't matter much, huh?
A baby couldn't fall in between the planks or anything, right?

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No but wife can twist an ankle if she got her high heels caught in the gap.
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No but wife can twist an ankle if she got her high heels caught in the gap.
Then she would put something on you Ajax wouldn't take off, called a bruise.
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Gee.... I'm glad no-one here wears them.

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If that’s pond dried treated yellow pine I wouldn’t space it at all. By the time it dries out you’ll end up with plenty of gap.

Overhang your first deck board an inch for a nosing same with the stair treads.
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Hmm... I don't have room for nosings, it just barely flushes out, even after ripping the 2x12s for a gap in the middles... this is odd. Picture in a minute then.

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Okay, here's how I thought it should be. I did not want nosings to snag my toes on. It's not required to have them, is it?

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Okay, here's how I thought it should be. I did not want nosings to snag my toes on. It's not required to have them, is it?

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