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How do you level and fasten joists over uneven concrete for a deck?

For the area with not much room for lumber, consider making a nice neat linear pile of mortar at an appropriate height and slope to fully support a (pressure treated) 2x4 laid flat (1.5" thick) ...
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How do you level and fasten joists over uneven concrete for a deck?

Sounds like a plan, I've done this before, basically where the joists are over the slab treat them like a bottom plate, so that means support them at regular intervals suitable for their thickness. ...
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How do you level and fasten joists over uneven concrete for a deck?

See IRC R507.6 for joist span lengths. Install blocking between the joists and spaced according to the allowable joist span lengths. Instead of using blocking with the same height as the joists, buy ...
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Raising a sagging section of my houses central beam ~1.2 inches

Sounds like you measured once, built a wall, and stood it up to discover that it doesn't fit. Check the levelness of the slab below this wall. Run a stringline along the length of the beam or use a ...
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Raising a sagging section of my houses central beam ~1.2 inches

The general trick with jacking a house that has sagged over 40 (or 140) years is that you should not un-sag it in a matter of days, or even weeks, unless the sag is very minor. The jack has no problem ...
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