I am thinking about using the below fasteners with wood planks. Do I need them on both sides of the joist?

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Update: Deck framing layout below (height is 46") House located at the south east corner of the picture (along that side of the deck) enter image description here

  • I think it would help if you told us what type of decking you plan to use and where you found this fastener. – ArchonOSX Jul 11 '17 at 10:43
  • details added. The planks will go perpendicular on the joists The design is particular because I have vents on the house wall and this is a free standing deck – MiniMe Jul 11 '17 at 10:50
  • I've never seen that type of fastener but if you are running perpendicular than fastening to one side of every joist should be plenty strong. – ArchonOSX Jul 11 '17 at 10:58
  • I was thinking more from the perspective of wood to wood contact. These fasteners will raise the deck boards , especially if I put then on both sides of the joist The fasteners are available at Home Depot Canada (Pylex is the manufacturer) – MiniMe Jul 11 '17 at 11:06

This instruction sheet from Deckmaster has you installing on only one side, but alternating sides for interior joists, and adding extra bracket sections for decking splices.

I suggest that you follow manufacturer guidelines for your product.

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