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Re: Play Fine Homebuilding's Game "The Inspector"

The deck has more problems than 6. The end joist is held by nails to the posts which is a problem you run into when you use the upper extension of your support posts as guard rail posts. Beams and joists should bear on 1.5" of wood. The end joist not only is over spanned, the joists are end nailed to it. There wouldn't be end nails in a crooked line if there were hangers hidden on the joist side. I think I see bolts on the ledger board, they seem small, even in this picture. Proper .5" bolts with washers would be more visible. There is no graspable handrail. There are open stair risers. Using the 2x8 ledger as a guide, I believe the stair rail is about 30" high at the nose, of the top tread, it should be 34". Stair header isn't bolted to post. I wouldn't even mention the 'muffin top' footers. I don't like the gap under the heel of the middle stair stringer, but I see gaps at angle cuts all the time.