Installing the deck ledger

Installing the deck ledger - Installing the Deck Ledger...

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I nstalling the Deck Ledger OVERVIEW Introduction It attaches the deck to your house and it is also provides the reference point for laying out the deck for construction. Because of its importance, the ledger must be correctly positioned and fastened very securely to the house. Pressure-treated lumber is the preferred material for the ledger. It is very sturdy and resists rot and pests. It should be secured directly to a header joist or to a masonry foundation for maximum strength. For installation into a header joist, you will use lag bolts. Masonry installation requires anchors that expand as the lag bolts are screwed in. Time to complete this project depends on the size of the deck and the level of help available, the times listed here are for two people on a 10’x 30’ deck with the house defining two sides of the deck. • Beginner - 4 to 5 hours • Intermediate - 3 to 4 hours • Advanced - 2 to 3 hours Install the ledger at least 1" below any doors that will open out onto the new deck. This will help
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2009 for the course ENGR 23432 taught by Professor Puliyambath during the Spring '09 term at Punjab Engineering College.

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