One section of my deck will be supported by a 6x12, 24' in length. It will be held up by three 6x6 posts and connectors shown in the picture. I was wondering if I would lose much by using two lengths of 12' with the seam directly over the middle support. The post heights are 6' and 8' at the ends. It would be significantly easier to put up in two pieces but I'm concerned about loss of lateral stability.
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