attaching metal gazebo to deck


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Old 05-26-07, 07:04 AM
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attaching metal gazebo to deck

i need some advice on the best way to attach a metal gazebo to a wooden deck. the deck is only 13" off the ground and next to the house. the gazebo has 4" tubular corner posts with 3 holes drilled in the base for attachment. we do get some pretty good winds here in colorado and would hate to have this thing end up in kansas.
 
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Old 05-26-07, 03:18 PM
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Being that the deck is only 13" off of the ground, you are going to be removing some deck boards. There's no way that you can crawl under it.

What you want to do is orient the gazebo so that the posts all fall BETWEEN the joists of the deck, not directly on a joist. Once you have those locations determined, remove the decks boards as needed so the you can add 4X blocking between the joists where the posts will be. That blocking needs to be secured to your existing joists. Once the blocking is in place, replace ONLY the deck boards where the gazebo posts will sit and THRU-BOLT them thru that blocking. That means that you'll have to have enough decking removed so that you can put the nuts on the bottom of the thru-bolts. Once the posts are in place, replace the rest of the decking.
 
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Old 05-29-07, 06:58 PM
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thanks

thanks for the advice. i'm going to take it!
 
 

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