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Posted on 14x16' Deck build and design thoughts

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Robert

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#1 posted 08-20-2020 01:44 PM

Its always best to pull a permit, much as I hate to say it, for insurance and/or resale purposes sometimes a home inspector can hurt you.

But to answer your question, I would be really surprised if code wouldn’t call for joist hangers.

Obviously on a deck that high off the ground, bracing is going to be a critical factor.

Personally I would let in the braces, in a timber frame fashion, rather than just bolt them in.

The 12” joist spacing is good choice for composite decking.

I strongly suggest using concealed clips. I did my deck with face screws and it looks awful. Tapping around the mush the composite into the hole doesn’t work, either.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


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