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by Hemlock121
Thu May 30, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Block Foundation for a Small House?
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Deck Block Foundation for a Small House?

Hi Turkeyboy, I have a 1600 sf and a 400 sf cottage in Ontario and both are built on concrete blocks. The 400 sf cabin is built on cinder blocks and the 1600 cabin is built on concrete pads with 6x6 posts or barn beams as the foundation. My property is on the Canadian Shield so digging into the soil...
by Hemlock121
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Beam splicing
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Re: Beam splicing

Thanks guys. I just didn't know if there was a special bracket as there will be several splices.
by Hemlock121
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Beam splicing
Replies: 5
Views: 161

Beam splicing

Hi Guys, I will be building a 12x44 deck this spring and will be using 3 2x8 material to make the main beam. I plan to use a pair of ZMAX 16-Gauge Galvanized 6x Adjustable Post Cap brackets to attach the vertical 6x6 posts to the beam. Do you use a special connector when you join sections of the bea...
by Hemlock121
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flat roof replacement gravel tar or membrane ?
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Flat roof replacement gravel tar or membrane ?

I live in Arizona and would definitely recommend a membrane roof over tar and gravel. Most membrane systems here require either a white or tan reflective coating every 5 years or so. If you go with this method, make sure that you reseal all of the roof penetrations with an approved mastic and I get ...
by Hemlock121
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Post Connections
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Deck Post Connections

Hi all, Does anyone have any experience using the new Simpson strong drive SDWS timber screw or Fasten Master's Thrulok installing a 4x4 post to a deck instead of lag screws or carriage bolts? What are your thoughts? Do you think the new technology is as strong as lag screws or carriage bolts? I wou...
by Hemlock121
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Post Spacing
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Deck Post Spacing

Hello, I'm making plans to rebuild the deck in front of the house. The 10x36 deck was built in 1983 and made out of 6x6 posts, 2x8 16" OC. The post spacing is 8' apart with a double 2x8 beam that the joists are attached to. The joists go from the ledger board to the double 2x8 beam and do not overha...
by Hemlock121
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Question
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Deck Question

Hi Shannon, Yes. The expiration of that deck certainly passed many years ago! Upon closer inspection, it certainly appears that the ledger or the sill plate is 2x8 which is great news! Given this picture, would you suggest the replacement be a beam built to support the joists from below and sitting ...
by Hemlock121
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Question
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Deck Question

Hi Shannon, This is the best picture that I have available and cannot find anything that shows the sill plate. As you can see, the deck needs to be replaced! I can move the post foundations is need be as some are on concrete pads that just sit on granite. My place is in the Canadian Shield so the in...
by Hemlock121
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Question
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Deck Question

Hi. I will be rebuilding the deck at the cottage. The cottage is built on a hill so the building is on 6x6 posts for the foundation - the back of the house is 3' above grade and the front is 10-12 feet. The existing deck is all 2x6 construction (ledger board, frame, joists and decking). The carpente...