Wrap-around deck question


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Old 11-01-16, 06:46 AM
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Wrap-around deck question

I'm going to be building a deck like the one shown below. How do I handle the red shaded part? Does there need to be a beam that continues on the line of the ledger? I want the decking to all be the same direction on both sides of the house. I understand the far beam can just extend all the way, but I'm not sure what to do about that middle part.

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Old 11-01-16, 07:58 AM
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Why do you want to have all the boards ran in the same direction?
Far more waste and cutting time that way?
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Old 11-01-16, 03:59 PM
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If you want all your decking to run in the same direction, it is a personal choice. I would space double joists every 8' down the front of the red area. Possibly what you thought by calling them beams. Then connect joists with hangers to the doubles all the way down. 5' ain't much of a deck. Have you considered a wider one?
 
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Old 11-01-16, 07:10 PM
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I just like the look of it like that. That red part isnt there, but there is a door near the front so I just figured I'd connect it to the main deck when I rebuild it.

So double joists as 'beams'? Does it matter if I use hangers or put the joists on top of the 'beams'?
 
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Old 11-01-16, 07:27 PM
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Yes, it matters. Attach your double joist/beams using double shear joist hangers on both the band and the ledger, then use joist hangers to attach the joists to the beams/joists.
 
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Old 11-02-16, 06:16 AM
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Does it matter because the end of the beam has to be attached to the house in some way?
 
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Old 11-02-16, 04:12 PM
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It has to be attached to the ledger board, which is attached via bolts to the house. Joist hangers will hold the beams and joist hangers will hold the joists.
 
 

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