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#1 posted 08-20-2020 04:47 AM

My inspector accepted nailing the framing. Construction screws for attachment to the house. I caution you on the railing system specs. regarding impact resistance. (One standard I’ve found is 250 pounds)
And with respect, no one should suggest constructing a second-story deck without regard to code compliance or AHJ inspection. When such a deck detaches and takes a dozen guests to the ground (it’s happened) the home owner’s insurance will likely be insufficient. Perhaps the claim would even be denied.

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