09:06AM | 07/14/04
Member Since: 07/13/04
1 lifetime posts
I am planning on building my deck, and I am confused on how to attach my deck to my bay door. I have been told to use H-Fram or "post and Piers", but I am unsure which is better, and unsure of how to either. Couldnt I just attach my ledger under my bay and then put a beam in front of the bay. Any suggestions or places to look for advice, book not helping and cannot find anywhere on web. Thanks


10:43PM | 07/14/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
Yes drop the ledger, and place it under the bay, drop it so you'll get air. I imagine the door will end up with a 1" to 1 1/2" drop to the final decking.

Flash it correctly though, and dependent on your siding on using a spacer or not (either treated wood spacers or extra washers on the bolts) to minimize the connection of wood to wood without venting (air)

For bolting the ledger to the house have a look at the 2nd chart down on the bolting schedule of my deck site, deck connections page I think it is. Then to the beam and joist span charts to figure where to place the beams.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon