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2049725 No.2049725 [Reply] [Original] [archived.moe]

what's the correct way to fix the bearers to vertical posts on a deck?
The vertical posts are holding up a roof so I can't cut them to be stumps?

>> No.2049736

Lag bolts

>> No.2049739

this, plus you could add a metal bracket or wooden gusset of some sort if you're concerned about strength

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This depends. The proper way to do it is to use joist hangers or to notch the verticle posts and let in the joists. Joist hangers require that the joists butt up against the vertical posts along their face. Yours appear to have been placed with their sides to the verticle post. That is how you would do it if you were going to notch the posts and let in the joists. Notching, though, may not be suitable for the size posts and joists you have. You didn't include dimensions so I can't say if there is enough 'meat' to the posts for notching. If you just used fasteners, like lag bolts or screws, the strain at the connection would either cause the wood of the joist to fail or cause problems with the fasteners.

Look into picture related. It is a cleat placed below the joint to support it. Again, this depends on the size of your posts and joists.

>> No.2049761

the vertical & horizantal posts are both 100mm x 100mm
I appear to have fucked up and bought the wrong size posts for the bearers
I think I'm going to have to notch & cleat the longer roof bearing posts
the shorter stumps I can rest the bearer on the top

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The best way is to use joist hangers

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