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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Default Re: Hide Deck Cement Footings

    Quote Originally Posted by designseeker View Post
    Cantilever of decks:
    dont know about Canada but in the US that is not the case.
    I typically overhang decks 16" beyond a girder.

    You may be thinking of the rule of thumb about load bearing
    walls being offset no more than the depth of the joist.
    Actually the length of a cantilever could vary according to the size of the joists (2x6, 2x8, etc), their length, their connection to the header and the location of the posts.

    I've seen cantilevers extend more than 16" beyond the beam/posts... and they are still standing.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    nova scotia, canada

    Default Re: Hide Deck Cement Footings

    this isnt rule of thumb here, im quoting code. inspectors here will fail a deck if not done this way
    fire up the saw and make some dust

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Dec 2011

    Default Re: Hide Deck Cement Footings

    simple and inexpensive solution, some pressure treated trellis with small, close squares

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