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Old 03-24-2014, 11:29 PM  
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Then you come across something like this


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Hows that working out?


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You should go on a home inspection sometime....
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Let me guess. They want you to extend the deck out a few more feet.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:22 AM  
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They have used it like that for 30 years.
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Every few summers the news here reports on a porch or deck coming loose sometimes they are close to 100 years in service. Almost always it’s when someone has a party and they get 10 or 15 people out on it. When I was young I rented an old house second floor apartment and the front porch was pulled away an inch from the house. I told the landlord about it and he said nothing wrong with it. I locked the door and never used it. I have no idea if it was ever fixed but when I drive by the porch is still there with people sitting on it.

Yours looks like it was designed by a Frank Lloyd Wright Wanabe.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:05 PM  
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I haven't gone to look yet, but someone wanted there deck to be 1 ft longer and wider. If it's solid enough we will just knock off the junk and put up new stairs and railing, a foot smaller.
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OMG ... Neal should run a contest to see who can count the number of obvious code violations in this mess!

Is there ANY metal in the structure other than nails and a few lag bolts?
Joist hangers?
Stringer hangers?
What keeps the stringers attached at the top?

Looking for common mistakes ...

http://www.mosbybuildingarts.com/blo...joist-hangers/
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If you loaded that up with hangers and straps, it would failed do to all the extra weight. The cantilever was likely at it's max before they added to it.
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With workmanship (or lack thereof) like that, it's no wonder Mike Holmes is a multi-millionaire.


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