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  1. 2 Car Garage Loft

    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...
  2. Sophie's Choice: No slope or no step down on deck.

    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...
  3. Darn it...that's not a rim joist, is it? (Deck ledger)

    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...
  4. Deck ledgerboard - how to deal with an uneven brick veneer surface

    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...
  5. Nailing a joist hanger to ledger with concrete behind

    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...
  6. Inspector wants footings + ledger on house end of deck

    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...
  7. need ledger flashing details

    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...
  8. Different way to mount ledger board?

    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...
  9. Another ledger board question

    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...
  10. Building a deck with 4x10s on a ledger and beam

    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...
  11. Freestanding deck... ledger tie-in okay?

    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...
  12. protection for PT ledger on the side of a shed

    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...
  13. Install Flashing onto existing deck ledger, stucco home

    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...
  14. Ledger and Deck Remodel

    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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