Need Help With Covered Patio - 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!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Str8AheadInc
  • 1 Post By jlhaslip
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 03-08-2017, 10:30 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 8
Default

Need Help with Covered Patio


Hello.


So we are attempting to build a 16 x 20 attached patio. I have a concrete pad so I will be attaching posts to the pad. I plan on running a 2x12 ledger board against the house. I will have 3 posts @ 10ft for the beam. The span from the house to the beam will be 14' with a 2' overhang using 2x6 for rafters. Wife wants a rustic look so it will be covered with Galvanized Steel Utility Panels.


1. Is the 2x12 ledger board the right size?


2. Will running (2) 2 x 10 on each side of the posts hold up the 2 x 6 rafters?


Any help would be appreciated!
robstapp1985 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-08-2017, 10:45 AM   #2
JUSTA MEMBER
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Central Wyoming
Posts: 12,670
Rewards Points: 306
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


Sounds right.

A tip you can never overbuild , so add strength anywhere you can.

You have a sound plan, and without more information (picture, actual eye on, etc.) I cant advise much more.

Use more than the bare minimum bolts to attach to the house, use more.

ED
de-nagorg is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-08-2017, 11:14 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 8
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


Hope this helps
Attached Thumbnails
Need Help with Covered Patio-patio-design.jpg  
robstapp1985 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-08-2017, 04:51 PM   #4
Professional
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Alaska
Posts: 93
Rewards Points: 188
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


Quote:
Originally Posted by robstapp1985 View Post
Hope this helps
I'd go 16 o.c. with joists and jump up to 2x10 bc I like no bounce.

Where do you live? 2x6 would not be good if you had load.

Picture?
Str8AheadInc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 04:56 PM   #5
Professional
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Alaska
Posts: 93
Rewards Points: 188
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


I guess we overlapped when you posted your pic. I thinks its easier to use the same size ledger as joists. I secure my ledger first and then I put a rim over it with my joist hangers already nailed on layout and flash appropriately before decking. Your beam and cantilever are fine (except under load). A snaphot of the work site would also be helpful. I echo the sentiment above about overbuilding on deks, a few dollars more now makes a difference down the road....
de-nagorg likes this.
Str8AheadInc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 05:49 PM   #6
Member
 
jlhaslip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 5,975
Rewards Points: 708
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


Even a 2 x 10 will be terribly close to maximum span at 14 ft.

http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca6

Table 2 for Joist Spans
__________________
Quote:
Short of cutting off a body part, the worst that can happen in woodworking is manufacturing really nice looking kindling. --- Quoted from lenaitch
jlhaslip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 05:55 PM   #7
Professional
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Alaska
Posts: 93
Rewards Points: 188
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


Quote:
Originally Posted by jlhaslip View Post
Even a 2 x 10 will be terribly close to maximum span at 14 ft.

http://www.awc.org/codes-standards/publications/dca6

Table 2 for Joist Spans
I thought he was talking about the carrier beam under his rafters as far as spacing. I think he can get away with 2x10 but, you're right, 2x12 is the way to go.
Str8AheadInc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 06:12 PM   #8
Member
 
jlhaslip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 5,975
Rewards Points: 708
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


That PDF I link to has a bunch of good information.
I don't think bolting a 2 x 12 to each side of the posts to act as a Beam is the right way to go.
The PDF has info on that as well.
__________________
Quote:
Short of cutting off a body part, the worst that can happen in woodworking is manufacturing really nice looking kindling. --- Quoted from lenaitch
jlhaslip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 06:15 PM   #9
Member
 
Oso954's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Calif.
Posts: 8,197
Rewards Points: 294
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


The way i read it, he is building a patio roof, not a deck. The patio roof rafters use a different span table than joists (at least in my state).

Here is an example from a city about a hour away from me. It is a no snow load area.

http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/pdf/perm...patiocover.pdf

Last edited by Oso954; 03-08-2017 at 06:18 PM.
Oso954 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 06:22 PM   #10
Member
 
jlhaslip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 5,975
Rewards Points: 708
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


Quote:
Originally Posted by Oso954 View Post
The way i read it, he is building a patio roof, not a deck. The patio roof rafters use a different span table than joists (at least in my state).

Here is an example from a city about a hour away from me. It is a no snow load area.

http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/pdf/perm...patiocover.pdf
My bad. Thanks for catching that.
Oso954 likes this.
__________________
Quote:
Short of cutting off a body part, the worst that can happen in woodworking is manufacturing really nice looking kindling. --- Quoted from lenaitch
jlhaslip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 07:32 PM   #11
Professional
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Alaska
Posts: 93
Rewards Points: 188
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


PHP Code:
[IMG]]https://alaskaninteriorbuilders.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/img_0529.jpgN[[/IMG] 
There's nothing like building a deck on a sunny day...

Last edited by Str8AheadInc; 03-08-2017 at 07:38 PM.
Str8AheadInc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2017, 08:57 PM   #12
Professional
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Alaska
Posts: 93
Rewards Points: 188
Default

Re: Need Help with Covered Patio


That was supposed to be a nice pic of my crew on a sunny day. Ha
Str8AheadInc 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
Converting covered patio into a sunroom mikeinMemphis Building & Construction 12 12-23-2013 11:49 AM
Help with ceiling color for covered patio dvp416 Interior Decorating 3 06-10-2012 03:07 PM
covered patio dvp416 Interior Decorating 1 06-08-2012 05:24 PM
lighting a covered, enclosed patio (cross-posted in electrical) 1655graff Remodeling 1 11-21-2007 01:45 PM
lighting a covered, enclosed patio 1655graff Electrical 5 11-21-2007 09:06 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts