Copyright (c) 2015 FineHomebuilding.com en-us Fine Homebuilding - "Build A Deck - Fine Homebuilding" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Build A Deck - Fine Homebuilding" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/build-a-deck Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:55:15 -0500 Fine Homebuilding - "Build A Deck - Fine Homebuilding" blog entries Fine Homebuilding - "Build A Deck - Fine Homebuilding" blog entries http://www.finehomebuilding.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/build-a-deck <![CDATA[Attaching a Deck Ledger to Floor Truss]]> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:05:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73586/attaching-a-deck-ledger-to-floor-truss http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73586/attaching-a-deck-ledger-to-floor-truss Attaching a Deck Ledger to Floor Truss Posted by MikeGuertin
A report from the SBCA outlines prescriptive details for fastening a deck ledger to open web floor trusses. Details in the report are more clear than those in an earlier SBCA Tech Note. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73586/attaching-a-deck-ledger-to-floor-truss
<![CDATA[New Lateral Load Connection in 2015 IRC]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72966/new-lateral-load-connection-in-2015-irc http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72966/new-lateral-load-connection-in-2015-irc New Lateral Load Connection in 2015 IRC Posted by MikeGuertin
New code lateral load detail and new hardware are easier to install but have some limitations. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72966/new-lateral-load-connection-in-2015-irc
<![CDATA[Simpson Strongtie DTT1Z Deck Lateral Load Connector]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:50:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73224/simpson-strongtie-dtt1z-deck-lateral-load-connector http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73224/simpson-strongtie-dtt1z-deck-lateral-load-connector Simpson Strongtie DTT1Z Deck Lateral Load Connector Posted by MikeGuertin
Small but strong, Simpson Strongtie's DTT1Z hardware meets the new 2015 IRC lateral load connection figure and simplifies deck lateral load connections. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73224/simpson-strongtie-dtt1z-deck-lateral-load-connector
<![CDATA[MiTek LTS19-TZ Deck Lateral Load Connector]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:30:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73218/mitek-lts19-tz-deck-lateral-load-connector http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73218/mitek-lts19-tz-deck-lateral-load-connector MiTek LTS19-TZ  Deck Lateral Load Connector Posted by MikeGuertin
MiTek's new LTS19-TZ is a long angle strap simplifies deck lateral load connections ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73218/mitek-lts19-tz-deck-lateral-load-connector
<![CDATA[2015 IRC - 4 new pages of Deck Code ]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:15:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72953/2015-irc-4-new-pages-of-deck-code http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72953/2015-irc-4-new-pages-of-deck-code 2015 IRC - 4 new pages of Deck Code Posted by MikeGuertin
The new building code covers a lot more deck construction information - most of it very useful. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72953/2015-irc-4-new-pages-of-deck-code
<![CDATA[How do you make a square cut on a round footing form?]]> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:54:57 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73236/how-do-you-make-a-square-cut-on-a-round-footing-form http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73236/how-do-you-make-a-square-cut-on-a-round-footing-form How do you make a square cut on a round footing form? Posted by MikeGuertin
Marking a square line around a cardboard footing tube isn't as easy as squaring off a 6x6. Here are two ways to mark a square line for a neat cut. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/73236/how-do-you-make-a-square-cut-on-a-round-footing-form
<![CDATA[Deck Building Blunders]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:00:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72471/deck-building-blunders http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72471/deck-building-blunders Deck Building Blunders Posted by AndyEngel
An example of a bad deck footing detail, with information on how to build a deck safely. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/72471/deck-building-blunders
<![CDATA[Precast Footings: EZ-Tube]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:02:07 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37770/precast-footings-ez-tube http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37770/precast-footings-ez-tube Precast Footings:  EZ-Tube Posted by MikeGuertin
Instead of getting sacks of concrete delivered, get precast EZ-Tube footing sections dropped off. Dig the hole, stack them up, start building. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/37770/precast-footings-ez-tube
<![CDATA[CAMO Edge Pro]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:39:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36481/camo-edge-pro http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36481/camo-edge-pro CAMO Edge Pro Posted by MikeGuertin
The CAMO Edge Pro speeds up edge-screw decking installation without bending over. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/36481/camo-edge-pro
<![CDATA[CAMO Marksman Edge]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:43:46 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge CAMO Marksman Edge Posted by MikeGuertin
The CAMO Marksman Edge edge-screws wet pressure treated lumber even with the boards tight together. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35812/camo-marksman-edge
<![CDATA[DCA 6 Deck Construction Guide - New Version for 2012 IRC]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:52:45 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35199/dca-6-deck-construction-guide-new-version-for-2012-irc http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35199/dca-6-deck-construction-guide-new-version-for-2012-irc DCA 6 Deck Construction Guide - New Version for 2012 IRC Posted by MikeGuertin
My go-to deck design and construction guide has been revised to dovetail with the 2012 International Residential Code. DCA 6 'Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide' has most of the information you need to build a code-compliant deck. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/35199/dca-6-deck-construction-guide-new-version-for-2012-irc
<![CDATA[Composite Post Sleeve Scraps make great bird houses]]> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:36:54 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33006/composite-post-sleeve-scraps-make-great-bird-houses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33006/composite-post-sleeve-scraps-make-great-bird-houses Composite Post Sleeve Scraps make great bird houses Posted by MikeGuertin
Rather than toss post sleeve cutoffs in the trash, recycle them into bird houses in just a few minutes. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/33006/composite-post-sleeve-scraps-make-great-bird-houses
<![CDATA[Consistent Screw Setting Every Drive]]> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:23:16 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive Consistent Screw Setting Every Drive Posted by MikeGuertin
Deck Screw Depth Setter from Starborn sets consistent screw depths on more than just deck boards. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31880/consistent-screw-setting-every-drive
<![CDATA[Deck Construction Guide Reduces Southern Pine Spans]]> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:52:09 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31768/deck-construction-guide-reduces-southern-pine-spans http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31768/deck-construction-guide-reduces-southern-pine-spans Deck Construction Guide Reduces Southern Pine Spans Posted by MikeGuertin
The American Wood Council reduces southern pine beam, joist and stringer spans in the DCA-6 Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/31768/deck-construction-guide-reduces-southern-pine-spans
<![CDATA[Comprehensive List of Synthetic Decking Manufacturers]]> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:09:42 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28210/comprehensive-list-of-synthetic-decking-manufacturers http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28210/comprehensive-list-of-synthetic-decking-manufacturers Comprehensive List of Synthetic Decking Manufacturers Posted by AndyEngel
List of composite, capped, and PVC decking manufacturers ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/28210/comprehensive-list-of-synthetic-decking-manufacturers
<![CDATA[Future Deck Codes - Round the corner in 2015???]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:47:18 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25800/future-deck-codes-round-the-corner-in-2015 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25800/future-deck-codes-round-the-corner-in-2015 Future Deck Codes - Round the corner in 2015??? Posted by MikeGuertin
The IRC ramped up deck codes in 2009 and 2012. See what may be coming around the corner in 2015 ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25800/future-deck-codes-round-the-corner-in-2015
<![CDATA[Deck Ledger Bolting Patterns Limit House to Deck Level Drop]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:40:00 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25467/deck-ledger-bolting-patterns-limit-house-to-deck-level-drop http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25467/deck-ledger-bolting-patterns-limit-house-to-deck-level-drop Deck Ledger Bolting Patterns Limit House to Deck Level Drop Posted by MikeGuertin
The 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) includes a few new provisions that limit where you position the deck ledger in relation to the main floor of the house. Those of us in snow-prone regions who like to drop a deck one step from the inside floor level will be challenged to continue doing so. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/25467/deck-ledger-bolting-patterns-limit-house-to-deck-level-drop
<![CDATA[May is Deck Safety Month - Check Your Deck!]]> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:05:15 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23306/may-is-deck-safety-month-check-your-deck http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23306/may-is-deck-safety-month-check-your-deck May is Deck Safety Month - Check Your Deck! Posted by MikeGuertin
Decks on the verge of falling down generally don’t look any different than safe decks. You have to take a close look in order to see if problems exist. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/23306/may-is-deck-safety-month-check-your-deck
<![CDATA[Video-Series Preview: How to Build Deck and Shed Foundations]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:26:59 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations Video-Series Preview: How to Build Deck and Shed Foundations Posted by FHBdotcom
Learn reliable, time-saving techniques for getting your deck or shed project on level, solid ground in these free video episodes on building pier and block foundations ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22290/video-series-preview-how-to-build-deck-and-shed-foundations
<![CDATA[Mounting Deck Ledgers to Floor Trusses]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 04:23:25 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22783/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-floor-trusses http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22783/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-floor-trusses Mounting Deck Ledgers to Floor Trusses Posted by MikeGuertin
You can't just bolt or screw a deck ledger to open web floor trusses. Follow either the fabricator's detail or one from the SBCA. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/22783/mounting-deck-ledgers-to-floor-trusses