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Replacing a small rotted deck, question about framing/step

So the small deck (or patio? it barely feels worth calling a deck at this point) on the front door of my house was rotted and sagging, so I pulled it out. After going over the DCA6 guide, I realized ...
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When building a deck can I double my ledger and extend it out to a post and use it as a beam?

I am planning a deck that wraps around a corner of my house. A logical and obvious place to put a beam happens to line up perfectly with a wall that was already going to have a ledger. So.....why not ...
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Flashing a shed roof ledger on gable side of house

I'm installing a shed roof on the gable side of my house and I'm wondering about flashing the ledger board. As far as I understand, these are the steps: Remove the vinyl siding above and below the ...
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How do I find the (2018) IBC spacing requirement for floor ledger bolts?

I simply want to know how many bolts I need to put in per foot, and how they're spaced. The ledgers for each house floor are 2x8s with joists every 1'.
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Attaching ledger board to brick and block wall?

I'm building an enclosed 1 floor addition on the side of our house which will extend our side entry to become a mudroom and provide for a pantry off our kitchen. We need the space under the addition ...
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Failing 2x4 "ledger" board

My deck is currently failing due to the fact that it is supported by 2x4 boards nailed into what is either a double plate below the floor joists or the end grain of the joists themselves, there is no ...
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Flashing over deck ledger with vertical panel siding (no backer ply)

Replacing an existing deck with questionable ledger flashing… The house has wood vertical panel siding and I believe it is mounted straight on the studs (no backer ply sheet). The current ledger is ...
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How can I replace a pergola ledger that's right under-roof?

I was thinking about replacing my older deck/pergola. I’m planning to do a similar build of the existing deck and feel somewhat confident with the framing and posts. However, I could use some guidance ...
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Can I make a ledger board that is two 2x6 and one 2x12 thick?

I have an odd setup right now with my front deck; it uses steel triangles bolted to the foundation to hold the beams for my deck. A couple of them have let go and need replacing. That steel is one of ...
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Attached Dwelling Unit (ADU) Firewall Roof Ledger Installation Help

We are doing a home renovation and adding an attached dwelling unit to our home. Per building code, the main house and the attached dwelling must be separated by an one hour fire wall that goes all ...
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Does a leger board for a vaulted ceiling need to be beveled?

I'm designing a bathroom addition to my house. Due to existing roof lines, the ceiling will be vaulted to give more interior space on one side while maintaining minimum headroom on the other and not ...
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Fastening Double Ledgerboards for Loft

I’ve got an unfortunate issue, my garage length is 1.5 inches past the free span length for joists. First, is it acceptable to fasten Double Ledger boards to make the distance work? Before designing ...
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Do I really need a ledger board attached to the house for a deck?

I don't want the deck attached to the house. I was thinking free standing. This would remove any flashing needed and leaks etc. Any ideas or suggestions or, reasons this is not a good method?
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Sunroom - detached vs attached

we have been talking about building a extension room on the concrete patio. Watched some online videos and all involving attaching a ledger board to the house. However that looks very difficult ...
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How should I hang joists that are supposed to be doubled, but that will sit over the joining of two boards?

I need to hang a 22' ledger board, but I can only get treated boards up to 20' in length. The deck plan calls for a doubled joist at the 18' mark, which is where the edge of the main body of the deck ...
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Deck ledger flashing options

I am having an existing deck/porch that is attached to my home repaired/replaced due to termite and water damage. I told the guys to replace any damaged wood they thought necessary. The replaced the ...
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How to attach deck ledger with furred out sheathing

I'm a DIYer planning to put in a deck, and am working on a permit application. I've got what I think is an unusual configuration of siding and sheathing on my house, and I'm wondering what the best ...
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Can I install Slate Ledger stone panels over drywall?

I am about to install my slate ledger stone on an interior wall. I am not sure if I really need the backer board since its a dry area. (bar area wall- about 33 sft) The stone ledger panels I am ...
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Advice for improving structural integrity of enclosed porch

I've recently purchased a home. Home inspector said nothing about the back porch. As I watch more youtube videos on framing and general home improvement, I look at my enclosed porch and think there ...
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Fiberglass Ledger Board for Pergola

I am building a 20’x22’ attached Fiberglass pergola to my home. The ledger board is Fiberglas and a length of 19’. The pergola weighs approximately 700 lbs. The wind gusts can reach up to 50 mph, not ...
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What size of posts do I need for an 8' by 10' woodshed?

I need to build a simple fire wood storage shed with roof, size of shed 8 x 10 ft.. I will use some concrete blocks for footing, and 2x8 for framing. My question is what size of posts I should ...
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Can beams be up against a post base like this?

I'm building a 12x16 ground-level deck in my backyard (not attached to the house). I'll have 4x6 beams anchored to concrete footing. My question is: can I install a 4x6 ledger beam that will have its ...
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Fastening Double Ledger board for deck

I'm building a new deck and got my plans approved for the city. In order to reduce the point load from a beam meeting on the corner of the house, the inspector asked that I use a double ledger board ...
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Is it okay if my ledger board overlaps my foundation wall?

I just got done demoing a 20yo deck that had no footings or flashing. It was constructed of 2x8's on a 2x10 beam cantilevered. So, my design was to be all 2x10's with a flush beam because the deck is ...
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Deck stairs pulling apart and railing wobbly

My deck stairs which are supported by ledger strips keep pulling away the stringer. Last year I used a clamp to squeeze them back together but they pulled away again. The railing also is wobbly. ...
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Nailing a joist hanger to ledger with concrete behind

So I've got a 2x10 Ledger attached to a concrete wall. I have a double 2x10 joist that needs to connect to the ledger. I have a joist hanger for this but the installation requirements say to use 16d ...
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ledger for ceiling joist

What size ledger do I need to hang joists in garage. I'm using 2x10x20'8 inch joist #1 or # 2 lumber. 12 inches on center. Do I need to double up on the ledger as well. I will be attaching ledger to ...
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Ledger for Exterior Stairs - Attach to Existing Wood or Remove and Add Ledger

I'm adding steps to the exterior of my house. I know the steps need to be attached to a ledger. However, I cannot decide what the white piece of wood that is already there: Is it a ledger without the ...
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How to Pocket joist into double Wythe solid Brick wall?

I have a project in which I am relocating a staircase in a home I recently purchased. The engineer's drawings show the joists being pocketed into the walls. My original understanding was that you ...
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Reinforcement for Ledger Board on Bearing Wall

I'm helping a friend remodel an old addition on his house. We've uncovered a construction technique that may have been normal 60 years ago, but isn't up to the standards of today. I'd like to know if ...
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What to do about rotten sheathing behind deck ledger

My deck and patio door were improperly flashed. I've discovered that the osb sheathing between the ledger and the rim joist is rotten. Assuming the rim joist is still sound (I've not yet confirmed ...
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How to attach a deck ledger board to a house with no rim joist

We are building a deck, and the whole time so far we have been planning on attaching the deck to the house via a ledger board. After stripping the siding and insulation foam board, we discovered that ...
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Rotted rim joist behind deck ledger board

Background Over the past week I've ripped up the old decking and railings on our 12x15 deck, and installed new railings and all but the last two boards. Noticing that there was no ledger flashing, I ...
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backer board for fireplace stack stone

I'm redoing my fireplace wall with stack real stone ledger panels. Can I just use 5/8" cement board on the wall with no scratch coat ?
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How can I waterproof wall sheathing along concrete steps?

kick board with nothing between it and concrete is rotting. What can I do?
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Backer board bowing on 24" inch steel studs for rock ledger panel installation

I wanted to screw Hardie backer board (.42") over my drywall to the steel studs to adhere 6" x 24" x1" stone ledger panels using polymer modified thin-set, floor to ceiling is 12'. Problem is that ...
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How do I repair deck sloping on one side of the house?

I'm in Jonesboro, GA. My deck is about 3 ft off the ground. I have a crawl space. The deck is leaning/sloping down from the house on the left side. I looked at many youtube videos and found the ...
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Attach Ledger to Rim Joist with peace of mind

Assuming I use a ledger board (vs freestanding...ehem) I will be attaching a ledger to my rim-joist which is an engineered heavy 1" thick OSB material. I know it's structurally sound, but, I have my ...
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Is it ok to have two separate ledger boards

I'm replacing the 10' x 8' attached deck on my house with a 16' x 16' attached deck. What I'm wondering is if it would be ok if the ledger board from the old deck could be reused and then another ...
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Band board in contact with ground- how to waterproof?

We recently bought a home built in 2004. During the inspection it was noted that there is what is assumed to be pressure treated wood "band board"or a ledger board (?)at the rear of the home adjacent ...
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Can I attach a freestanding deck to concrete block garage wall?

I'm certain you can't attach a ledger to cinder block that is why the deck is going to be free standing. However, I would like to know if the deck could somehow be secured to the garage. Kind of like ...
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Where is the ledger supposed to attach to the rim joist?

If you look at the pic there's a gap right under the door way, about 5 inches deep and high. The rim joist of the house is halfway behind the brick and the other half is exposed right under the door. ...
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What is the recommended way of attaching ledgers to Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)?

It appears that our house's exterior walls were built using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Some of the plans for our new house involve adding ledgers to these walls in some various ways: ...
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Deck Ledger with Manufactured Wood Joists

My house came with a second story deck added by the previous owner. The ledger is attached directly over the stucco and is attached to a 1/2 in plywood band board with deck screws. The band board ...
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Attaching a deck ledger to the concrete pad of a detached garage

I am building a deck between my house and the garage. I will support the deck on one side with a ledger on the house and plan to support the other side with a ledger on the garage (with requisite ...
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Floor joist attachment improvements in presence of existing ledger?

TL;DR: AFAIK there are no joist hangers that can be retrofit in a location where there's an existing ledger board without removing said ledger, right? Is there anything I should think about aside ...
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Is it code-compliant to attach a patio to the roof like this?

I want to attach a patio cover to my house. Trouble is the clearance between the window and the roof rafters is too small for a ledger. I was considering the option of attaching to the roof top like ...
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How do I correct free-standing deck moving away from home?

I have what is primarily a free-standing deck (18x22) in the back of my house. I say "primarily" because I did nail into the ledger board underneath my glass sliding door, but only there. The rest ...
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How to attach ledger board to under-roof siding?

I want to attach a ledger board, over the existing wood siding. Something similar to this, but immediately underneath the roof How do I determine where I need to drill the holes to attach it to the ...
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Should I use silicone caulk on the side of a deck ledger?

I have a deck ledger attached to the rim joist (the vinyl siding was cut away), and some flashing above the ledger. On the side of the ledger there is a gap between the end of the 2x10, and the ...
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