Mounting post brackets

Reply

  #1  
Old 06-02-15, 05:25 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Usa
Posts: 26
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Mounting post brackets

I am mounting 6 6x6 posts on an existing concrete slab. My problem is that the slab has a slight slope to it. Can anyone tell me how to get the post plumb? Do I trim the posts bottom to fit the slope (it is not much slope) or can I shim under the brackets them selves? They are Simpson abu66rz brackets. Thanks for your advice.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-02-15, 05:50 AM
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,986
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
The posts are supposed to be mounted on footings, if you want to comply to code. If you still want to set them on the slab, I guess that you can cut the angle. I've never done it. What are you building?
 
  #3  
Old 06-02-15, 06:57 AM
czizzi's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 7,376
Received 9 Votes on 7 Posts
Pulpo is correct, you need a footer to support either posts for a deck or other structure. The slab will only be a couple of inches thick. Here are the national guidelines for building decks. http://www.awc.org/publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-12.pdf
 
  #4  
Old 06-02-15, 08:07 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Usa
Posts: 26
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I am building a cover over an existing patio. Kinda like a pergola only with a metal roof on it.
 
  #5  
Old 06-02-15, 01:07 PM
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,986
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Even though there may not be a frost line in Texas, the code still may require a 2' footing below the slab, under each post. It will solve your slope problem & provide compliance with the code.
 
  #6  
Old 06-02-15, 02:52 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Usa
Posts: 26
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
When I got my permit, the guy said it would be fine to bolt it to the slab.
 
  #7  
Old 06-02-15, 04:47 PM
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,986
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
That's strange. Maybe Texas has different codes. A NY inspector would never say that.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: