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Re: 2009 Deck Code Changes - Pay Attention!

I'm getting really sick of solutions in search of problems every time there is a code update...there are no stipulations as to deck size or height off the ground or deck shape? What is going to create these massive lateral lodes that now requires special bracketing to the inside floor joist system? Is there a worry that 30 people are going to pack onto a deck, stand against the house, and then simultaneously run to the outside edge of the deck and stop? So let's see... my house rim joist (even the one running parallel to the ledger), which is nailed and glued to the floor sheathing, has 16's nailed into it from the wall plate above, and is toenailed into the wall plate below (or sill plate as the case may be), is going to pull out of the house??? Come on.