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Old 08-21-2016, 04:04 PM   #1
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Ledger board question


Attempting my first deck and have few questions about ledger board on vinyl siding.


Where I'm putting the deck spans 27'. I plan on putting a 2x10 ledger the full span of 27'.

But I'm reading online that people are saying leave an empty space on sides of 1.5" for rim joist.

I plan on using the Simpson strong tie concealed hanger for the rim joists. (Says it can be nailed flush to end of ledger.)


1. Do I still need to leave 1.5" on side? So have ledger span 26' 9"? Or am I okay going the full 27'

2. I have corner pieces of vinyl. I can cut through those the same way I would the vinyl siding right? Pictures below.

3. From bottom of door to the concrete is about 12". I plan on using a 2x10 ledger. Would I just use z flashing on the bottom of the ledger to avoid any water issues?


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Old 08-21-2016, 04:06 PM   #2
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Attempting my first deck and have few questions about ledger board on vinyl siding.


Where I'm putting the deck spans 27'. I plan on putting a 2x10 ledger the full span of 27'.

But I'm reading online that people are saying leave an empty space on sides of 1.5" for rim joist.

I plan on using the Simpson strong tie concealed hanger for the rim joists. (Says it can be nailed flush to end of ledger.)


1. Do I still need to leave 1.5" on side? So have ledger span 26' 9"? Or am I okay going the full 27'

2. I have corner pieces of vinyl. I can cut through those the same way I would the vinyl siding right? Pictures below.

3. From bottom of door to the concrete is about 12". I plan on using a 2x10 ledger. Would I just use z flashing on the bottom of the ledger to avoid any water issues?


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Too late to consider a free standing deck and not punch holes in perfectly good walls?
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I really hate to give advice on this. Waterproofing can be complex. In other words I'd hate to give you incorrect info because I didn't fully understand your situation. A water intrusion problem could cost thousands.
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Attempting my first deck and have few questions about ledger board on vinyl siding.


Where I'm putting the deck spans 27'. I plan on putting a 2x10 ledger the full span of 27'.

But I'm reading online that people are saying leave an empty space on sides of 1.5" for rim joist.

I plan on using the Simpson strong tie concealed hanger for the rim joists. (Says it can be nailed flush to end of ledger.)


1. Do I still need to leave 1.5" on side? So have ledger span 26' 9"? Or am I okay going the full 27'

2. I have corner pieces of vinyl. I can cut through those the same way I would the vinyl siding right? Pictures below.

3. From bottom of door to the concrete is about 12". I plan on using a 2x10 ledger. Would I just use z flashing on the bottom of the ledger to avoid any water issues?


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I really hate to give advice on this. Waterproofing can be complex. In other words I'd hate to give you incorrect info because I didn't fully understand your situation. A water intrusion problem could cost thousands.

That's fair.
I think I'm going to just pull the deck back 6" on both sides. So that I'm completely on the vinyl siding and not on the end corner pieces at all
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Smart to pull it away from the corner boards. You can still run your rail directly into the corner board by hanging the decking over the last joist. I. Else ever that your ledger needs to be at LEAST 8" nominal...or as wide as your joists if they are more than 8". So that could affect your ledger size. Plus you may wells able to use ledger loc technology instead of through bolting. WAY easier. Ron
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Pics of Ledger board and vinyl. Last question. Lol


Does
The vinyl
Starter
Strip need to be removed?



I cut the siding off and had about 1/2-1" left. Removed the siding and I have the ledger resting on what I believe is the vinyl
Starter strip.

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The bottom part of the ledger is resting on
The vinyl siding starter strip.

Do I need to remove the starter strip?
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Remove the starter strip. Build to at least; http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca6 check local amendments with local AHJ. Add the vinyl end trim next to the ledger end. No, the ledger should run full length to support the end hidden hangers.

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Remove the starter strip. Build to at least; http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca6 check local amendments with local AHJ. Add the vinyl end trim next to the ledger end. No, the ledger should run full length to support the end hidden hangers.

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Sorry which part are you saying no to?

Is it okay the ledger is broken up because of the exhaust vent?
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no worries cutting the ledger around the exhaust vent. And it is fine to hold the ledger and deck back from the corner boards. No worries. Ron
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no worries cutting the ledger around the exhaust vent. And it is fine to hold the ledger and deck back from the corner boards. No worries. Ron

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