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CampD

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#1 posted 07-27-2011 07:18 PM

LJ/4 = Length of Joist dived by 4 = is the maximum over hang. This is the new standard.
(used to be 1/3). The codes for decks have changed drasticly the last couple of years.
Also has to do with joist size x length. (personally I wouldn’t overhang more then 3’)
Ideally if you plan on building a bigger deck I would also change the footings to the newer codes, that way
they’d be assured to carry the load.

-- Doug...


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