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  1. Building & Construction
    Need some advice for a 1st timer deck builder. Im in the process of installing the ledger board. Once i have taken off the siding On my garage side i noticed there no rim joist. How can i add more support to this. Seem like its just the 2x4 frame. Attached ment is my deck lay out.
  2. Building & Construction
    I am interested in building a loft in my garage and need some advice. The garage is 2 car 20'x20' with 17' garage door on one side and house entry door on the opposite side. It is the "first floor" of a 4 story townhouse built on a hill giving it a 16 1/2' ceiling of currently wasted space. I...
  3. Building & Construction
    I now bring you the next episode of "Eric Builds A Deck" Ok, so thanks to the wisdom of this community and a little additional research on the LedgerLok engineering specs, it seems securing my ledger to the 1" OSB rim is AOK, or I can cut out the OSB rim and put a 2x rim joist on the sill plate...
  4. Building & Construction
    Ok, so before going great guns on bolting my deck ledger to the house I figured I should double check that my house does indeed have a rim joist. The attached photo shows what I found. 1/2" sheathing, then 1" more of what seems to be chip board. I am posting here in the desperate hope this might...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello all, I am extending my deck and will need a 10-foot ledger-board installed on the brick veneer. I am planning to fasten the ledger-board appropriately using lag bolts through the brick veneer into the inside rim joists, flashing, etc. However, the ledger-board needs to be placed in an...
  6. Building & Construction
    So I've got a 2x10 Ledger attached to a concrete wall. I have a double 2x10 joist that needs to connect to the ledger. I have a joist hanger for this but the installation requirements say to use 16d nails (which are typically 3 1/2" long) to connect to the ledger. How can I do that if the...
  7. Building & Construction
    I've started digging footings for a deck at my home in Nashville. 12'x16', supported by a ledger fastened to house's rim joist on one end, and a dropped beam on 3 supports on the other end. The joist span will be around 11'. I did the research, brought my plans in to the codes office (nobody...
  8. Building & Construction
    I'm reframing my covered porch. I put on a layer of self adhering membrane to the house sheathing and bolted on my 2x8 ledger. I put atop the ledger another layer of self adhering membrane running up the sheathing a few inches and onto and over the ledger. My plan was to attach some metal...
  9. Building & Construction
    Good evening! I am a fairly handy homeowner and have built several shops, decks, etc over the years. I also do woodworking, welding, etc. I am looking at a new project and I have a question. I have a concrete patio that I want to put a pergola over. I want to attach the pergola to the house...
  10. Building & Construction
    I noticed some rot on my siding just above the deck board on my back yard deck. My house is "L" shaped and the deck was built along both walls of the interior angle of the "L" shape. I pulled a few decking boards and besides finding a few shockingly large spiders I found that the builder of the...
  11. Building & Construction
    Do you see anything unreasonable here for my addon deck at my Kent Kottages? I’m starting with a bunch of 8’ 4x10 wine barrel support beams and (4) 16’ 4x6 treated beams. (The yard is on a slant. The deck will be 1 foot up on one end and 12’ later it will be 4’ high.) I'm planning on...
  12. Carpentry
    All of the arguments on both sides have pursuaded me that I'm going to overcome the deficiencies of the deck that came with my home by making the replacement a "freestanding" deck. The portion I'm going to rebuild first fits into the corner formed by perpendicular outside walls of the two-story...
  13. Building & Construction
    i would like to attach a 2x6 horizontal ledger on the side of my shed for hooks for hanging heavier items (e.g. i have kayaks etc.) that i would not feel comfortable having suspended just on something that goes through the siding. i would attach it before siding and right on top of the...
  14. Building & Construction
    I'm hoping to get some guidance/advice for the following job. I'm not sure if I'll undertake it myself or hire a contractor to perform the work though in either event I'm hoping to make sure I've got the process established in advance of any work performed. I recently had a contractor...
  15. Building & Construction
    I am working on a deck remodel, and have recently removed the extisting deck. I've kept the ledger behind, but am concerned about the remnants left behind by the old joist hangars and nails. Should I: a) avoid or go ahead and attach the new hangars over where the old one's were... is there a...
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