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If there is nothing in the code of practice which specifies a limit to the number of holes, then there is no limit to the number of holes. From an engineering standpoint, this is because a beam with holes in it can act like a truss (see e.g. the bailey truss). The minimum hole sizes and minimum spacing is to allow enough timber to act as the ...


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Move the deck to the right, so that all main beams are continuous (move it up, to similarly simplify the notch-out, if possible). It'd make construction much easier and need less piles (especially some of those piles that would be adjacent to a tree; roots). Red lines= entire deck moved to the right to make the beam that hits the center cutout, continuous ...


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I would suggest using software to determine a reasonable design. Lowe's has an online deck designer. There are lots of others, too, like Design-a-Deck. The most obvious omission from the design is that there are no beams. Where is the house? Although railing posts can theoretically be slapped on anywhere, the layout of the posts will change its aesthetics ...


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You remove the old brick and rebuild the bottom of the mortise. If it was me, I would get a tile saw and cut a single rock that would exactly fit. Why use crappy brick, when you can use a rock that will last for a million years? If you cut the rock so that it exactly fits (and I mean EXACTLY to a hundredth of inch). Then you hammer the rock in tight and you ...



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