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Ledger board too low

Not an answer. Frame challenge solution: My code requires 8" x 4" x 1/2" Steel Angled Deck Brackets attached to the posts to support the doubled up ledger (edge beam). I'd use more of ...
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How can I reduce the effects of dilatation of wood on a steel deck?

One approach that helps to allow for movement (of both wood and steel) is to use the "deck clip" or "invisible fastening" arrangement where the edges of the boards are slotted, and ...
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How can I reduce the effects of dilatation of wood on a steel deck?

The solution for attaching wood to steel is the same as for attaching wood to wood - you have to adjust the holes to allow for the expansion (a more common term to native English speakers than "...
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How many posts do I need for flat ground level deck

It looks like the posts you show in your drawing are 2' back from each end. That makes your actual span 22'. Using 1 post between these for an 11' span with a "beam" of 3-2 x 10's might work,...
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How many posts do I need for flat ground level deck

The minimum number of posts will depend on very specific requirements. In my area, and I assume many others, the local building department can provide very detailed guidelines. Decks are a big deal ...
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Deck frame is 1/2" out of square, worth fixing it?

If the rim joists (or at least corners C and D) aren't yet attached to anything, just give corner D a few light blows with your hammer toward corner C until your diagonals are equal, then fix the ...
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Deck frame is 1/2" out of square, worth fixing it?

I would definitely correct this out of square issue if the deck floor has yet to be installed. Easy now. It will also make for uniform planking across the deck. Also any miter joints that may come ...
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Rooftop deck repair questions

Judging from the pictures you attached I would say that yes, you can extend the life of those boards a bit and no, you cannot save those boards- they will continue to deteriorate. What you are doing ...
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How should I fasten lowered stair stringers to my deck landing?

I've used two strategies here. For interior cases it's common to use doubled 3/4" plywood attached to the the rim joist with 2-1/2" screws. Here you could use pressure-treated plywood ...
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How should I fasten lowered stair stringers to my deck landing?

A landing is required if the door swings outward, except for screen doors. The landing is to be the width of the door and 36” in the direction of travel. (See ICC R311.4.3.) The maximum rise of steps ...
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How should I fasten lowered stair stringers to my deck landing?

for the added joist connect one end to the post and support the other end with a 2x4 run vertically connected with structural screws. (or use 2x8 if you have plenty of that, but 2x4 will be fat ...
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