can i splice joists together deck

Had to frame out the 12'x18' deck extension but the Pressure Treated lumber from the big box store comes in 8' 12' and 16'. So I had to splice the joists to make 18'. 【Get Price】

Here is a pathetic attempt to splice some floor joists under the bathroom. The long view makes the overlap seem longer but I believe the nearest one is less than a foot with very few nails. Drooping and joist sag can be seen in the photo. Believe it or not this kind of poor workmanship is not that uncommon. 【Get Price】

The ledger can have butt or mitre joints but no need to add a backer to this as it will be firmly attached to your existing rim joist of the home. Deck rim joists "rarely" require a splice in mid-span between posts so this should not be considered as an option. 【Get Price】

These yellow deck board spacers can be used to space boards either 1/8 in. or 3/16 in. apart. Large spacers like these work well because they're easy to grab and pull out and less likely to fall down between the boards. They're also highly visible which makes them less of a trip hazard. You can find deck spacers at some home centers or online. 【Get Price】

How to Splice a Deck Beam Over a Support Post It is always best to use a continuous beam without seams for higher strength. Dimensional lumber is readily available in lengths up to 20’ which should accommodate a seamless beam for most applications. 【Get Price】