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I have a 48 X 10 second floor deck with 6X6 posts. I want to add a roof above about half of it. It is not feasible to replace the 6X6's with longer ones as I would basically end up replacing the deck, and it just wouldn't be a safe process.

I am also not sure about the minimum/maximum distance from deck boards that this should be done. Obviously the lower the better for looks purposes.

Does anyone know if this is defined in North Carolina code? I have checked around and it seems like the acceptable method is a 24" rabbet sandwiched between galvanized plates, through bolted.

Anyone else have any knowledge of this as it relates to North Carolina code, or am I getting an engineer?

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