Deck joists

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Lulu
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Deck joists

Post by Lulu » Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:36 am

Hello.

We are building an addition on an existing deck. Can you tell me if you use joist hangers on the last joist? I noticed in your deck video that there is no joist hanger showing on the last outside joist.

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Lulu

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Shannon
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Re: Deck joists

Post by Shannon » Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:21 am

If your situation is just like the video , the outer rim joist is not supporting the joists as they are supported firmly by the beam so hangers are not needed for structural support. You could use hangers though if you don't want fasteners showing on the face of that outer rim joist, but that is just a cosmetic thing.
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