Building first floating deck

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Old 05-23-19, 11:50 AM
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Building first floating deck

Hello! Im building a 12'20' floating deck on deck blocks. I wanted to have the joists run the full 20' so that i have less work when it comes to laying the deck boards at 12'. What is the best way to do this? I was planning on using 2x6 boards but wasnt sure if i should use 2 10ft boards or buy a full 20ft board. I planned on having just 2 joists plus the 2 joist (frame) boards. Any advice is appreciated to save myself some headaches and money. Thank you!
 
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Old 05-23-19, 11:54 AM
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Any joints in structure typically have to have support all the way to the ground. I don't know what the span limit is for a 2x6 but I would think it is significantly less than 20'.
 
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Old 05-23-19, 05:58 PM
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I plan on using as many deck blocks as i need to. I guess im just not sure how to make the rim joists 20 feet. If i should use 2x6 or 2x8 and if i should use 1 at 20ft or multiples
 
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