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#1 posted 06-29-2020 12:39 AM

Best practice (and in many places code) is to notch the beams or to used an engineered hanger.

I would definitely notch the beams. I may be a bit of a belt and suspenders man when it comes to construction, but I am a firm believer that fasteners should one fasten and near carry a load. I always want the load to be carried by the actual structural members.

I am a little concerned about the depth of your posts and the possible sheer force on that roof. You are essentially building a giant sail. Are the beams going to be fastened to the deck for additional lateral stability?

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