Need Bracket Advice


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Old 09-27-17, 07:50 PM
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Need Bracket Advice

We are building a deck and looking for some advice on bracketing. Our beams are 6"x16" (48 foot long) Glulam Beams. Our Posts are 6"x6". Currently bouncing around a few different options for the Post to Beam bracket and wasn't sure if anyone had any thoughts or recommendations:
1. CC66
2. APT6
3. 1616HT

Also, the t-brackets call for screw in bolts. Could I not thru bolt through the beam and bracket on each side?

Thanks!!
 
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Old 09-27-17, 08:12 PM
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I take it you have no architectural drawings that specify your uplift or lateral load requirements? In that case it's up to you. The APT6 are the most decorative if that's what your after.

And changing up the fasteners that Simpson recommends on the decorative t-strap (on any strap or hanger) is rarely a good idea. See Simpson General Notes.

They are tested with the specified fastener and an inspector that is a stickler would nail you for it.
 
 

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