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Beam splicing

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:13 pm
by Hemlock121
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 beam together or just put the two beam sections together and make sure that each section is sitting on half of the post? I have seen beams laminated that have staggered joints however in my opinion, the joints should sit on another post and not someplace in the span.

Re: Beam splicing

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:10 pm
by DanM
I just sit them on the post and make sure each beam is properly fastened to said post.

Re: Beam splicing

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:20 pm
by A. Spruce
Same here, usually use post caps as well.

Re: Beam splicing

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:20 pm
by Shannon
Yup, you can sit them each half way onto the post and use connectors to join all pieces to the posts.

Re: Beam splicing

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:31 am
by Hemlock121
Thanks guys. I just didn't know if there was a special bracket as there will be several splices.

Re: Beam splicing

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:39 pm
by Shannon
Something like this for the sizes you would be working with.https://www.amazon.com/Simpson-Strong-E ... ay&sr=8-32