installing 2x8 deck beams. in decks that extend more than 16 out from the house, a similar beam is installed, parallel to the house, at 16 so that joist ends can overlap on top of the beam, since 16 is the span limit of 2x8 joists. position a joist so that one end is against the ledger board, with the top edge even with the top edge
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footings and piers are designed to support the weight of a deck through all types of weather and stress. the following steps demonstrate the use of waxed cardboard tubes, popularly called sonotubes, for making concrete piers.
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that's why concrete piers poured in waxed cardboard tubes and smooth wooden installing deck posts work well for below-grade support. how to get a solid, frost-proof footing: when you pour concrete footings, hold the cardboard concrete form tube about 12 in. up from the bottom of the footing.
precast deck blocks take the place of in-ground footings, reducing complexity of construction, time required, and cost. you can build a simple deck in one day using this floating deck system with basic carpentry skills and tools. but before you begin work, check with the local building department to ensure that deck blocks are usable in your area.
most deck builders would typically support the free end of a deck this size on a beam made from two 2x12s supported on three posts set 7 feet 6 inches apart. a beam made from three 2x10s would also work, and each piece would be lighter and easier to handle.
installing 2x8 deck beams if the outside edge of your deck is at least 17 above grade, a double 2x8 beam should be installed to support the joists along the outside. the joists will then extend over the beam in a cantilever position.
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metal post supports are the hardware item that goes inside the hollow portion of a post sleeve to allow a solid connection to a deck or patio surface, unlike wood these post supports won't rot or decay. because the are made of metal and bolted to the deck surface these aluminum and steel posts can resist lateral loads that would shear off a typical wood post.
in this video, this old house general contractor tom silva shores up an old deck with new supports. steps: 1. install temporary 2x4 posts beneath the outer deck beam. 2. cut free any diagonal bracing with a reciprocating saw. 3. pry out the nails securing the existing vertical posts to the deck frame. pull out the old deck posts and discard. 4.
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