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guyinsandals

06:12PM | 05/22/07
Member Since: 05/21/07
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I am doing an addition and I think I am going to do soemthing where the floor joist sticks out about 4 feet past the wall for like a little deck that comes out of my room with no poles underneath, How far does the floor joist have to go inward to safely support this?

Billhart

04:53AM | 05/23/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
First those designs are prone to leaking. You need great flashing details to make sure that they are a path for water into the house and that they exposed parts don't rot.

And with cantalever of that much the designed needs to be engineered.
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