beam deck question

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Old 09-12-15, 05:09 AM
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beam deck question

Hi everyone my first post here.

I'm building a deck of my house. My question is about the beam. It will be (3)2x8x16 should be add a plywood between the 2x8s.?
Like a sandwich
And for what they add plywood?
Wich kind of plywood i have to add?

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Old 09-12-15, 05:15 AM
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Plywood is often added on headers to make the header the same width as a 2x4 but there is no need for it in your application plus plywood has no business being part of a deck as sooner or later the moisture will destroy it.
 
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Thanks Marksr for your help. So it doesn't make sense add plywood to my beam.
 
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