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 Mon, 04 May 2015 11:42:41 -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[Deck and Porch Framing Connection Seminar]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 08:43:37 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74196/deck-and-porch-framing-connection-seminar http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74196/deck-and-porch-framing-connection-seminar Deck and Porch Framing Connection Seminar Posted by Mike_Guertin
One of the most thorough deck code and construction training you'll find. And it's free. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74196/deck-and-porch-framing-connection-seminar
<![CDATA[How far can a deck beam span? ]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 12:56:58 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74043/how-far-can-a-deck-beam-span http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74043/how-far-can-a-deck-beam-span How far can a deck beam span?  Posted by Mike_Guertin
The 2015 IRC includes a new beam span table and illustrations specifically for decks. This will make it easier for deck builders to design a deck frame. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74043/how-far-can-a-deck-beam-span
<![CDATA[How Far Can a Deck Joist Span?]]> Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:57:35 -0500 http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74039/how-far-can-a-deck-joist-span http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74039/how-far-can-a-deck-joist-span How Far Can a Deck Joist Span? Posted by Mike_Guertin
The 2015 IRC includes a new joist span table and illustrations specifically for decks. This will make it easier for deck builders to design a deck frame. ]]>
http://www.finehomebuilding.com/item/74039/how-far-can-a-deck-joist-span
<![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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
Small but strong, Simpson Strongtie's DTT1Z hardware meets the new 2015 IRC deck lateral load connection figure. Plus a technical bulletin details several options for securing the connection to sills, plates, headers and studs. ]]>
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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 Mike_Guertin
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