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#1 posted 07-27-2017 04:24 PM

#1- that depends on how you build it. how much slope do you have to deal with? 2×8s 16 O.C. will span 10 to 12’ depending on species. For 12’ deck I would probably put down 2 4×4s leveled into place 8’ a part and use 2×6 16O.C. above that. Now you fasten joist to this and don’t need hangers, and you have a small step. #2 -blocking not necessary #3- Yes, except always pre drill at ends. If they don’t split now they will as lumber dries. I use torx Grk brand (smaller diameter but stronger) #4- if you use hangers then you use hanger nails, screw everything else. Just make sure you use proper fasteners approved for great treated, hangers included. ACQ approved #5- I think its a waste of time, but if it makes you feel better go ahead.

As far as maintenance you can just let it gray if you prefer.

-- if it is to be it is up to me


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