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Deck Framing Connection Guide
« on: September 17, 2011, 04:26:47 AM »

Saturday Morning - September 17th, 2011 @ 7:23am Oklahoma, USA

I haven't seen a link for this here so I thought I would post it. Here is StrongTie's "Deck Framing Connection Guide" in a pdf file. It has great information in it and has been very helpful to me. Here's the link:

http://strongtie.com/ftp/fliers/F-DECKCODE09.pdf
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Re: Deck Framing Connection Guide
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 05:12:17 PM »
ED:  Moved from the General Forum to here. MD

And another related link of interest, from an engineer.
http://www.structural101.com/Support-For-Exterior-Deck.html

It may be interesting to note that Simpson offers several beam to post connections, only one of which side mounts beams to the posts. (page 13) DJT14 is a bracket that provides a ledge or a seat for the 2x beam/joist to sit on.


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Re: Deck Framing Connection Guide
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 10:51:22 AM »
one from my collection

Prescriptive Residential Deck Construction Guide

http://www.awc.org/publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

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Re: Deck Framing Connection Guide
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 11:23:50 AM »
That's a good one; I have it too.   Note the suggested post sizes and the suggested post to beam/joist connections. (pages 7 & 8.)
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesnít mean it is good design.

If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time and money to fix it?