Upgrading my porch not sure on lumber


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Old 01-14-10, 04:05 PM
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Upgrading my porch not sure on lumber

Well to make this quick my porch on the side of my house is a small one but built all wrong. First off its 6ft high so Im gonna have to use a 6x6 post or 3 2x6 tied together.. thats ok right.? Also is only in size 4x8 ft but only build with a 2x4 joist so im gonna upgrade to 2x6 also the ledger board is only 2x4 so Im gonna upgrade that.. Oh also the existing posts are 4x4 does this sound ok to everyone.. or not nessecary..thanks
 
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Old 01-14-10, 07:20 PM
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You don't need 6x6 posts but I wouldn't do anything until you are sure of the status with the building dept. I don't know what Canada does but here, the deck would be against code & the owner would have to have the proper plans drawn & filed by an architect, to avoid problems in the event of a sale.
 
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Old 01-14-10, 07:46 PM
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Actually i already know 6x6 post is required for any deck over 6 ft... ours is 5' 9 also we are in a major earthquake zone so we do have a different code that most of canada. Also this porch was put together without any inspections or anything... But I did more research 2x6 16 centers is sufficiant..
 
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Old 01-15-10, 08:12 AM
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Now that you are rebuilding it, why don't you have it registered & inspected?
 
 

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