Deck Faming Plan Question


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Old 08-28-09, 10:49 AM
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Deck Framing Plan Question

_ ply
_ x _
beam

If I were using double 2x10 beams, would I fill this in as:

2 ply
2 x 10
beam

?

Thanks,
Rich
 

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Old 08-29-09, 08:14 AM
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WHAT???

If you are using two 2X10's as your beam, that's what your beam is -- two 2X10's.

Putting a piece of plywood on edge and exposing it to the weather is a waste of time and money. It won't last.

Simpson makes connectors (BCS2-2/4) specifically for installing double 2X beams on 4X posts. Simpson Strong-Tie - Helping to Build Stronger, Safer Structures
 
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Old 08-29-09, 08:30 AM
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I was referring to the diagram on page 6 of the Design for Code Acceptance.

http://www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6.pdf

Is that an either/or thing... not both?
 
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Old 08-29-09, 08:51 AM
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What that is showing is a beam that consists of two 2X's face to face. That's all. If you look at the pages previous, you'll see that they are calling for 6X posts that are notched on one side for the dbl 2X's to set in.
 
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Old 08-29-09, 07:37 PM
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Ply means layers. 5 ply plywood, steel belt ply tires, etc.
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