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Posted on 14x16' Deck build and design thoughts

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#1 posted 08-20-2020 03:56 PM

I can’t remember the specs, but I know that with the Trex (and other non-wood decking) you need tighter joist spacing versus wood. The decking is quite springy and get soft when in the heat. For the joist hangers, the ones I’ve used in the past (Simpson) specify a certain nail. Though I really like the pull-out resistance of screws, their shear strength might make a difference so it’s good advice to use what is spec’d from the mfgr.

Looks like it’s going to be a sweet addition to your property!

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