newbie building deck


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

In regards to posts, options that you mentioned can be used.
***Good examples of options***

Hope this helps!
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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