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Yes the deck is under the cantilever. I believe...

Yes the deck is under the cantilever. I believe attaching may not be possible because it would only be able to attach to one or two horizontal 2x4s and the wall studs they are resting on the top of....
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Bump to see if anyone has any comments or...

Bump to see if anyone has any comments or suggestions before I proceed. FYI I am planning on using LockDry Aluminum Decking as seem in this pic. But have not designed the railing for the top side yet.
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The posts are 6x6, and the beams are triple...

The posts are 6x6, and the beams are triple 2x12s. The building inspectors in my county are not helpful. They will mark something incorrect, but refuse to suggest or tell me how to fix the issue....
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Knee bracing alternatives for freestanding Deck

I am getting closer to my final plans for my future second story deck. My second story of my house has a one foot cantilever on the back side of my house. By code I can not do a ledger attachment, so...
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Ok, I added the cross bracing like your...

Ok, I added the cross bracing like your suggested. However I ran into a number of issues. The front braces are good but the back and perpendicular ones are not. See pics. The cross braces along the...
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Ok that all makes sense. As for railing posts. I...

Ok that all makes sense. As for railing posts. I rather they be attached to the inner edge and sandwiched between two joists. Except where they would be directly over the beams. Can railing posts be...
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Also if the joist is sitting past the post, I am...

Also if the joist is sitting past the post, I am thinking it would conflict with one of the outside knee braces.
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Ok, thanks so much for all of your help. Is there...

Ok, thanks so much for all of your help. Is there a preferred method/bracket of attaching that outer joist to the beam if it is not sitting on the post? I am guessing just right angle brackets? If so...
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I thought since I had a joist span over 8 feet I...

I thought since I had a joist span over 8 feet I might be subject to the 10 feet beam span limits. But I am guessing you are saying that I am subject to the 8 feet column UNTIL my joists reach 10 or...
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I have read it multiple times to no avail. I...

I have read it multiple times to no avail. I think it is referring to non-ledger decks that still have an attachment to the house. My deck is freestanding with no attachment and 1 inch away from the...
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Yes of course I will have post anchors set in the...

Yes of course I will have post anchors set in the concrete during the pour. But I still fail to see how you use lateral load devices on a freestanding deck that is not attached to the house. Also I...
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Yes I know I will need the diagonal bracing. I...

Yes I know I will need the diagonal bracing. I just did not include it because my 3D modelling skills are not the best. As for the tie downs and lateral load devices, could you be more specific? I...
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Freestanding / Floating Deck questions about codes and Deck Beam Spans

I am planning to pour a large concrete patio on the back of my house in the a couple of weeks in Florida. I need to know where I have to put the footers for a future second story freestanding deck. I...
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