adding a deck joist hangers

Choosing the Right Hanger. Joist hangers are sized by joist depth and run about 1⁄2 inch shorter than the nominal size of the joist (you can size deck joists by referring to Table R507.6 in the 2018 IRC which lists spans for deck joists sized from 2x6 to 2x12). For example a 2x8 joist hanger is about 6 5⁄8 inches tall. 【Get Price】

Building a deck is a great project but it takes lots of planning and consideration. From location to construction materials everything must be precisely calculated to give the best end result possible. An important detail is deciding how the joists will hold into place. The most popular option is a joist hanger. 【Get Price】

Nail joist hangers to the ledger first. Fasten the joist hangers to wall ledgers outdoors using 16d galvanized nails. For the joist hanger to perform to its rated load capacity fill all holes in the joist flanges with the nails specified by the beam hanger manufacturer. Plus: Learn how to fix improper nails used for joist hangers. 【Get Price】

The hangers mounted to the rim beam are nailed with 3-in. HDG common nails. The hangers on the ledger are face-nailed with 1-1/2-in. 10d hanger nails or 1-1/2-in. structural screws. Space new structural screws according to the manufacturer’s installation table for the deck load and joist span. 【Get Price】

Leave outside joists for last and install blocking from underneath. On a low deck where blocking cannot be installed from underneath stretch a string from the house to the outside edge along each outside joint for a reference. 【Get Price】

When installed properly joist hangers will keep your deck or floors sturdy and durable. Here’s a how-to guide on joist hanger installation. For more Mastere... 【Get Price】

Codes typically call for attaching joists with joist hangers at the ledger. They are sometimes not required at the header if they rest on a nearby drop beam and you drive nails through the face of the header into the joists. But even in that situation some inspectors will want to see joist hangers. 【Get Price】