Deck beam to post connection

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Old 06-04-18, 10:13 PM
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Deck beam to post connection

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How would I go about helping a buddy reinforce this area? Looks like the beams were not centered on the post and we're not bolted using carriage bolts..


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If just looking for a fix I would through bolt a steel plate on each side. I'm assuming if you look on the other side that the other member of the beam does not (hopefully) have it's joint over that post as well.
 
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the post is notched so the two beams are on that and thats whats on the other side. Is there a simpson fastener i can use for this purpose?

also for attaching the posts to the beam, are 1/2" through bolts the way to go? the posts are 6x6 so im thinking a 7 inch bolt
 
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There are many kinds of t-plates you could use... an example would be Simpson 66T. Some are even decorative. Google decorative t-plate.
 
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would the simpson 66 solve the issues by tying those beams effectively together with the T tie? Also, which bolts would be best (through bolts) to bolt the posts to the beams?

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You always use 1/2" bolts. See DCA6.

You also need blocking between the joists above the beam. (See figure 2) Use one of the methods of attachment in figure 6.
 
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Are joist hangers required only at the joist to ledger board connection or are they also required at the beam to joist connection on the opposite side?
 
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Both, usually. Depends what your inspector wants to see. (See DCA6 figure 6) Its usually best to tie everything possible. Some inspectors won't allow option 1. H1Z's are what's often used at the beam. The DCA6 depicts a 2.5. Either is fine.
 
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