See the attached picture. Installing an attached deck 12x21. The ledger board will obviously attach on the long wall. My question is about the outside joist under the sliding glass door will attach to the wall as well almost like another ledger. My question is whether the end of this joist where it attaches to the actual ledger board requires a joist hanger as well like all the other joists or its sufficient to have it simply attached to the wall of the house. I would think the wall of the house would be much stronger but not sure what code dictates. I'm in Virginia and using the 2009 code guidelines per my county but can't seem to get a real answer other than build it and see what the inspector says.
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