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I agree, but I think it looks weird (wood and...

I agree, but I think it looks weird (wood and composite together)...
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Cover post on deck

I'm trying to figure out how I can cover the posts on my newly built deck.

The top of the deck is composite so I was leaning towards aluminium capping, but I was told pressure treated (copper) +...
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I found this and they seem pretty decent. They...

I found this and they seem pretty decent. They just added proper hardware over the existing post underneath the deck, so the weight is transferred properly:
Decks.com. Building a shed roof over a...
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I've seen many porch pictures where 6x6 holding...

I've seen many porch pictures where 6x6 holding the roof are not even aligned to the footer beams... So I'm thinking there must be another valid way to do this?
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Helical piles:...

Helical piles: https://www.technometalpost.com/en-CA/
I have the engineer report that confirms it can support it.

Say full length 6x6 is not an option (because I doubt they sell them here), what...
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Roof on existing deck structure...

We are rebuilding our deck and planned it accordingly so we could eventually put a roof on top. Now, we decided that we might as well do it right away. It's currently sitting at about 5' above the...
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I can get non treated pine. If I treat it myself?...

I can get non treated pine. If I treat it myself? Is that an option?
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Just don't like the 1 1/2 overlap. But I guess...

Just don't like the 1 1/2 overlap. But I guess that's my only option.
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Thanks for your help and time. I really...

Thanks for your help and time. I really appreciate it :)

I'm wondering if a 12 + 8 and 8 + 12 would be ok, even if splice is not on middle post? It would technically act like and overhang, no?
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I only have 1 actually. They are drilled in piers...

I only have 1 actually. They are drilled in piers and the guys said 3 would be way more than enough...
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The beam will be doubled. So do I splice both of...

The beam will be doubled. So do I splice both of them at the same spot, or do as you said before and overlap?
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@XSleeper That's what I was aiming for, but...

@XSleeper That's what I was aiming for, but didn't know if it was OK with code and appropriate...
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@Marq1 I did. No one is able to help me for...

@Marq1 I did. No one is able to help me for "pressure treated"...
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Can't find a 2"x10"x20'. What would be the proper replacement?

Hi guys!

I've been looking for 2"x10"x20' pressure treated wood for my ledger board and my end beam (doubled) and all I can find is non-treated pine. I was wondering what would be the proper...
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Thanks for the input. For some reason, I always...

Thanks for the input. For some reason, I always thought free standing decks were less solid. Especially if it's 5 feet high...
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Thanks. When I go get my building permit, I'll...

Thanks. When I go get my building permit, I'll ask the clerk and/or inspector.
It may be different in Canada.
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Thanks. Anyway I can know for sure what it is? ...

Thanks. Anyway I can know for sure what it is?
I don't have access to the inside of the house. The basement's ceiling is closed...
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Thanks for letting me know, although someone as...

Thanks for letting me know, although someone as edited it :)
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Attaching ledger board...

Good day all. I'm new here :)

I will be installing a deck this summer and was reading about ledger boards this morning. I was lucky enough to find a picture I took a while back without the siding...
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