Beam To Post Connection For Deck - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 04-10-2016, 10:15 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 2
Default

Beam to post connection for deck


Hello,

I am planning a 25'X16' deck. I would like to place my posts 11' apart. This would = 3 posts for each 25' span. To accommodate this span, I will need to use (3) 2X10 beams. My plan is to attach the beams using USP post cap connectors. The question I have is this:

How do I go about splicing the 3 2X10's since I have a 25' span for the beams? Can I essentially cut the beams into (2) 12.5' spans and butt them together on top of my middle post?
pfaff11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-10-2016, 10:50 AM   #2
JUSTA MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Central Wyoming
Posts: 13,245
Rewards Points: 1,456
Default

Re: Beam to post connection for deck


Why not just buy 3- 26 foot ones and have one solid beam after bolting them.

A butt joint will eventually pull apart and be weak / unsightly.

or maybe get some 8 foot ones and some 14 foot ones and make yourself a T & G joint.


ED

P.S. an 11 foot span between posts is stretching the normal limits.

Last edited by de-nagorg; 04-10-2016 at 10:53 AM. Reason: add PS
de-nagorg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-10-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
Civil Engineer
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Boston
Posts: 5,832
Rewards Points: 5,246
Default

Re: Beam to post connection for deck


How you do the splice depends on what code you are building under. Your local building inspector will be happy to discuss code issues with you. In my town, we operate under the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide ( http://www.awc.org/pdf/codes-standar...Guide-1405.pdf ). The guide requires that all beam splices be done above a minimum 6x6 post, and the most common way to do the splice is using a bracket as you discussed. See figures 3 and 4 for diagrams of beam splices over a post. But your code may be different.
Daniel Holzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-10-2016, 11:04 AM   #4
journeyman carpenter
 
woodworkbykirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: nova scotia canada
Posts: 3,480
Rewards Points: 1,578
Default

Re: Beam to post connection for deck


where in earth is anyone going to find a 26' long pc of 2x10.. it just doesnt happen unless its special ordered and by luck you have some very good connections at a mill.

as for splice locations if your only using 3 posts you pretty much have to locate all three over the middle post. however it can create a hinge point. i would consider adding a 4th post that way you can stagger the joints which can make for a stronger beam. still go with the post to beam connectors though
woodworkbykirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2016, 11:21 AM   #5
JUSTA MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Central Wyoming
Posts: 13,245
Rewards Points: 1,456
Default

Re: Beam to post connection for deck


Was told by the MENARDS men that they can supply up to 30 footers.

ED
de-nagorg is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
L shaped porch framing onjtrainee Building & Construction 34 02-07-2015 08:10 PM
Post Beam Connectors,Pictures TRV Building & Construction 6 07-07-2012 09:25 PM
Beam to post question for a deck... dbldee20 Building & Construction 0 06-04-2012 10:24 AM
Post and Beam installation mrbojanglezzzz Building & Construction 5 02-24-2011 06:37 PM
Main Beam De-Laminating Bird Doo Head Building & Construction 6 12-09-2010 01:08 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts