Hanging a Beam from a Ledger Board?


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Old 10-19-22, 08:30 AM
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Hanging a Beam from a Ledger Board?

Hello all.



Im looking to build a small deck (97 x 8). It is positioned on an inside corner of our house. As such, Im looking to have a double ledger board with one footing placed near the un-supported corner, which our code officer has told me would be ok.



The footing would support a beam that would run UNDER the floor joists and HANG from one of the ledger boards against the house. Both the beam and the ledger are constructed from 2x8s. I found a Simpson Strong-Tie HU Galvanized Face-Mount Joist Hanger for 4x16 Nominal Lumber, which would fit, but seeing as Im not using it quite as intended (to face mount a joist to a ledger), Im not sure it would be to code.



Does anyone know if this would be adequate or have another solution? Thanks in advance!



Best,

Nicholas

 
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Old 10-19-22, 05:53 PM
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Hanging beams from ledgers is typically not allowed, at least not without an engineered drawing. Ledgers are not designed to take the loads that beams handle, even if they are doubled. You should look into a beam pocket in the wall under the ledger.

But if your inspector is okay with it, no point in arguing. It's probably not big enough to worry about.
 

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Old 10-19-22, 06:00 PM
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The floorboards go over the ledger.
How would that work with the main support beam below the ledger ?
What about a second footing ?
 
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Old 10-19-22, 06:19 PM
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Pj, I think the joists rest on the beam.
 
 

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