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My final 2 cents and thanks to Doug Aleshire

I asked Doug to place his comments in this thread since he is skilled in project design and am grateful for his insight.

I will leave this thread with the statement that I still disagree...
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Right, Razz

And simply because code 'allows' something ridiculous does not mean that one's insurer will protect the same against an injury or fault because they were just plain 'negligent' despite what code...
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Railing heights

International Residential Code (IRC 2003) states that railings are not required on any deck 30 inches or less in height:

"R312.1 GUARDS REQUIRED. Porches ,balconies or raised floor surfaces...
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Not reasonable

But an $8000 pricetag in New York State or Pennsylvania is NOT 'reasonable' by any stretch for a deck of this nature...and any 'designer' in this region claiming otherwise needs to be strung up,...
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Apples and Oranges

Lefty,
All due respect but you are comparing apples and oranges when comparing a deck built in California and a deck built in New York State, and the footing and bracing requirements needed by your...
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Sorry to Disagree

In principle you may be correct, but in reality not.

Sorry to disagree, lefty,

But NY operates under the very same building code as does my state and there are no reasons to have 15 posts for...
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Icemancomth snookered on all counts

"Hombild, two reason I use Dek-block then to dig post. 1st it would have cost me 8 grand to have some one do it for me. The original deck was a little larger. 2nd when the pool was put in I used some...
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Posted By homebild

Chief Needs and engineer

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Only way you get to determine the load capacity of the existing deck and the modifications necessary to cause this deck to be able to bear 125lbs psf is to hire an engineer...
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Posted By homebild

Thanks

Thanks for the photo links Icemancmth.

It simply verifies what I have stated all along that these type of decks 'might' be approved for non egress structures such as a shallow pool deck (such as...
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Posted By homebild

IRC Inspector

I'm a trained International Residential Code /Pennsylvania Uniform Building Code Inspector and reside and build in Pennsylvania.

Blocks CAN be used under some very limited circumstances in...
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Posted By homebild

Several Comments

Several Comments:

1)NEW YORK STATE BUILDING CODE:

That the engineer in the letter cites RCNYS codes in all of his opinions indicates without doubt that New York State DOES have a Uniform State...
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[QUOTE=Icemancomth]I do not know about your town...

[QUOTE=Icemancomth]I do not know about your town but in each town in NYS has it own codes and in my town it is allowed. However, in some states it is not allowed like NJ. But in NY you can uses...
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IRC Code

New York State uses the IRC International Residential Code and under the IRC using deck blocks for a deck is illegal.

I'm in Pennsylvania where it is also illegal to use deck blocks.

The issue...
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Deck Blocks

Exept perhaps for a deck that will stand alone next to a pool or a stand alone deck in a yard not attached to a house in away, deck blocks are not legal under building codes where frost depth is of...
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