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Building Sturdy Deck Railings BuildingAdvisor Building codes define the minimum height and strength of the railing system, as well as the size of gaps in the railing – they must be small enough that a small child cannot slip through. On many older decks the 4×4 posts were notched and then lagged to the rim joist with 3/8 in. or 1/2 in lag bolts or structural screws such as

Top 10 Deck-Building Mistakes - Fine Homebuilding Mar 19, 2012 The post in the middle of this flight of stairs interrupts the top of the railing, which was designed to serve as the handrail. A new continuous handrail, albeit an unsightly one, had to be added.Woody Roberts. The error: For construction or aesthetic purposes, builders regularly install handrails interrupted with

Attaching Deck Rail Posts Builder Magazine Building Codes Oct 2, 2014 Design and Construction. Attaching Deck Rail Posts. Most states now require a specific bolted connection on decks. Here's a look at how it's done. By Ted Cushman. 1. No More Notching Carpenters used to routinely notch out the base of deck posts Pete Sucheski 1. No More Notching Carpenters used to

Ultimate Deck Build 2015: Installing Railing Posts for Cable Rails Feb 11, 2015 Installing Railing Posts for Cable Rails: Are you installing your deck railing posts so that they're strong enough to do their job? Learn how to locate and install the reinforcing hardware and bolts to ensure that your tropical-hardwood deck posts go in plumb and can resist outward pressure. Sign up for eletters

How to Attach Railing Posts to Deck Framing - Facebook When homeowners and DIYers build a deck, they often fail to attach the railing posts to the deck framing securely. A secure method of attaching railing posts to a deck is to notch the post at the bottom so it fit snugly in the space between the two outer floor joists. The posts are then held in place with screws. Watch this video

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