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Old 07-06-03, 08:51 PM
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newbie building deck

hello all, new to this, i'm building a freestanding low level deck approx 12x30ft with one corner cut off. do i need to sink extra posts for the angles or can i use angled hangers or something else? also posts directly in concrete or on top of footings? thanks, mike
 
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Old 07-06-03, 09:39 PM
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mike,

Your question is going to be based upon how big are your angled corners. If more than 2', additional posts should be installed.

http://doityourself.com/deck/index.htm - Various articles available for review.

http://www.homestore.com/HomeGarden/...stsForDeck.asp

http://www.deckplans.com/plans/pdf/angled.pdf

In regards to posts, options that you mentioned can be used.

http://www.homestore.com/HomeGarden/...nDeckPosts.asp

http://www.hammerzone.com/archives/d...nd/footing.htm

http://www.sustland.umn.edu/implemen..._footings.html
***Good examples of options***

http://www.co.fairfax.va.us/dpwes/pu...ns/deckdet.htm

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 07-07-03, 11:55 PM
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Like Doug said, it all depends on the angle and how much overhang (cantilever) you are talking about as to whether you will need extra posts or not.

I would NEVER set a post IN concrete -- either use pier blocks and attach the post to that, or use a post base on top of your footing. Check either Simpson or USP for the post bases. Both are "code approved", and they have virtually the same catalog.
 
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