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Ok. You guys may have different permitting...

Ok. You guys may have different permitting processes up there. When I got my permit, the deck was literally a 1" by 1" square drawn on my site plan that showed it was far enough away from the...
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Another option is to just break up and remove the...

Another option is to just break up and remove the whole footing and pour another one. How big around are the footings?
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My question is, is 3 feet deep enough for the...

My question is, is 3 feet deep enough for the frost line? Here in Southern Maryland its 20" and we don't get near as cold as you guys. If you're building a ground level deck then you just have to go...
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Iím not sure I understand. If youíre removing...

Iím not sure I understand. If youíre removing concrete, why would you have to pour more?

Also, can you bear your beams directly on the footing? If you do away with the post then maybe youíd have...
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Awesome. Thanks sleeper. What does it mean...

Awesome. Thanks sleeper.

What does it mean when it says that joists shall not frame in from opposite sides of the same beam? Does that mean that one joist made up of two boards cannot meet at the...
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I see now, I was picturing the step treads...

I see now, I was picturing the step treads running parallel to the house, but I see and I agree, it would look just as nice to run all the deck boards the same direction. I'd think you could still...
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Hate to be the bearer of more bad news but that...

Hate to be the bearer of more bad news but that handrail isnít up to code either. It has to extend to a point above the lowest riser, which currently it only extends to the second lowest riser. As...
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For your situation, Iíd think the two 2x8s on top...

For your situation, Iíd think the two 2x8s on top of the posts would be much stronger than a single 2x10 in a notched 4x4. Notched 4x4s donít keep
much strength at the notch. Iím pretty sure the...
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The word of the day is... CANTILEVER!

I think I may have figured out a solution... the original problem is that the deck was going to be too small which made it too far away from the house. My new plan is to attach a 2x10 ledger board...
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SturdyNail, that was sorta what I was leaning...

SturdyNail, that was sorta what I was leaning towards, but itís the digging that Iím worried about. I have a ton of concrete left over and I have a concrete mixed, so that parts easy. Itís physically...
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beam cantilever problem

Hey all, new to the forum, and I'm looking for some help/advice with a deck plan that I'm working on. Here's the scoop: This is a free standing, ground level deck, measuring roughly 18' wide...
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