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Ideas and suggestions for patio cover design

I'm making plans for a patio cover.

As always (with a deck OR patio cover), the first question to be answered is, will this be attached or freestanding. In reality there are 3 basic designs -...
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Thanks

Thanks, that's kinda what I was thinking.
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CMU (cinder block) columns for decks and patio covers

Has anyone used CMU (cinder block) columns for a deck or patio cover?
I'm just wondering if anyone has done this, and what are the pros and cons as opposed to wood posts?
For anyone who has done...
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My bad. The design has changed so a lot of the...

My bad. The design has changed so a lot of the old info would be incorrect, and I just have a simple question now.
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Slab-on-grade

Note that I posted similar questions on this project but have changed the design so I am posted a new thread.

I'll be pouring a 4" slab-on-grade for a patio. Patio cover posts will bear on the...
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Just to clarify - if I did the "double slope"...

Just to clarify - if I did the "double slope" thing, the slab would be level at the near edge, where it meets the house porch slab. The left side would slope away from the house at 1/8 per foot. ...
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OK, so I leveled off the soil to see if a 4" slab...

OK, so I leveled off the soil to see if a 4" slab would work, and it looks fine. I sloped the soil away from the house at 1/8" per foot. Now, I realized I have a small challenge here. As you can...
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Yes, that makes sense. It's a small slab approx....

Yes, that makes sense. It's a small slab approx. 12'x15' so I'll have so see how the numbers work out.
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That sounds about right. Now I'm looking at the...

That sounds about right. Now I'm looking at the ground there and wondering how much loose soil and gravel is on top. I think I should probably scrape it off and see what I've got. I'm guessing...
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When the soil is not "undisturbed", do they...

When the soil is not "undisturbed", do they compact it or just use a footer to get down to undisturbed ground?
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Thanks again PD. I don't mind spending a little...

Thanks again PD. I don't mind spending a little more for a better slab, if it makes sense. I intend to stay in this house for a long time, so that's a factor too.

Yes I've done some digging (pun...
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Thanks for the reply Pilot Dane. Frost...

Thanks for the reply Pilot Dane.

Frost depth line is 16" here.
Presumptive soil bearing capacity is 1500 psf.

I'll be using the presumptive soil bearing capacity so I don't have to hire an...
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Question about new concrete slab adjacent to existing slab.

OK, so I'm making drawings for a patio cover with new slab, to submit to the city for permit. This will probably be a monolithic slab with a thickened edge or full perimeter footing (4" slab plus...
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Can anyone tell me what is the thickness of the...

Can anyone tell me what is the thickness of the concrete expansion/isolation material that goes between concrete slabs?
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The odd thing here is that the city still...

The odd thing here is that the city still requires self-supporting shade structures to be attached, but the attachment can be non-load bearing.
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OK, I'm reviving this idea. This means would...

OK, I'm reviving this idea. This means would involve putting a spot footing adjacent to the one in the pic. It would be about 12"x12", 16" deep, and should be the same depth (or slightly less deep) ...
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My contact in the city plans inspection dept said...

My contact in the city plans inspection dept said they will require 1/2" lags @16", and referenced the IRC requirements for deck ledgers. Seriously? This is a patio cover with a total DL+LL of...
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stickshift - no carriage bolts required here. ...

stickshift - no carriage bolts required here.

Furd - Yes, they are into the narrow side if the 2x4. I'm not comfortable with 1/2" for that either, so I'd like to use 3/8" for those.
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1/2" lag screws into studs?

I'm figuring out the lag screw size and spacing for attachment of ledger for a patio cover. At this time I don't know what the city will approve, but I'd like to be prepared in case they want me to...
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Looking for ideas for exterior wall attachment

I need ideas for attaching the ends of two 4x6s to the exterior of my house. They will be 12' apart so there will be two attachments. I'll be using lag screws into the house framing, but the ends...
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Thanks for your input Chandler. I like the...

Thanks for your input Chandler.

I like the angles but I'm a little hesitant to use them simply because I have searched extensively and could only find that one picture of them in an actual...
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I found a picture that might be closer to what I...

I found a picture that might be closer to what I want to build. I'll tell you why I like the design in this picture. We have what may seem like an odd building requirement here in Albuquerque. Any...
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Dowel questions

I'm thinking about the dowel idea. I understand now that the dowel would be between the mating surfaces only and would not come to the top of the beam. Wood or metal dowel?

I think I would need...
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Posted By garya505

T-plate

I like this one. 1/4" steel. Sold by timberplates dot com.

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Thanks again Chandler. The heaviest t-straps...

Thanks again Chandler. The heaviest t-straps Simpson has are the 1616HT which are 7 gauge (3/16") so I guess I could get some 1/4" made up. I hadn't thought of the dowel through the top. I know...
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