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by ming
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck framing
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Deck framing

Hi Shannon, Do I need flashing for free standing deck since there's no ledger board attached to the wall? There a big gap when I put the double 2x8 beams on the bracket. Please see picture attached. Is it okay there's a gap? Do I need a spacer to fill it? Thanks, Ming Ya I think free standing in thi...
by ming
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck framing
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Deck framing

Hi DanM,

I am thinking about to make it free standing to avoid attaching the ledger board. Please see attached drawing. Do you think 10 posts is enough? There would be 2x10 joists sitting on top of the double 2x8 beams. Do you see any issues with this plan?

Thanks, Ming
by ming
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck framing
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Deck framing

Hi DanM, My concern with the 2x10 ledger board is that the top of the ledger would be attached to the brick and the bottom would be attached to the concrete foundation. Here is a picture. The green line indicates where I would like the top of the deck board to be. The yellow rectangle indicates the ...
by ming
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck framing
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: Deck framing

Hi DanM, Thanks for your quick reply. I will shrink my deck size to 24' x 15'. If I use 2x10 for both the beam and joists, will it exceed the height of my deck since the deck height is between 17" and 23"? I will hire a contractor to do the concrete piers, should I use the 8" sonotube or 10"? What s...
by ming
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck framing
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Deck framing

Hey Shannon, I enjoyed very much watching your videos on how to build a deck. Thanks for sharing your acknowledge. I am planning to build a deck that's 24' wide, 16' deep and the height is between 17" and 23". It will be a low deck. What's the recommendation for the number of posts/holes, sonotube s...