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Old 09-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Can someone point me to the 2006 Edition of International Residential Code section that applies to residential decks. I am specifically looking for a section on what materials can be used in building the deck. I think my deck was built with materials that are not acceptable but I just found out and am trying to do some research before contacting an attorney.

If I matters I live in Nashville TN (Davidson County).

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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Can someone point me to the 2006 Edition of International Residential Code section that applies to residential decks. I am specifically looking for a section on what materials can be used in building the deck. I think my deck was built with materials that are not acceptable but I just found out and am trying to do some research before contacting an attorney.

If I matters I live in Nashville TN (Davidson County).

Thanks!!!
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Please leave this one open. Sounds like a good one.

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Can someone point me to the 2006 Edition of International Residential Code section that applies to residential decks. I am specifically looking for a section on what materials can be used in building the deck. I think my deck was built with materials that are not acceptable but I just found out and am trying to do some research before contacting an attorney.

If I matters I live in Nashville TN (Davidson County).

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What materials are your deck built with? Is it a decking, framing, or footing problem? Connected to the house? Is there a permit?
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Did Marty McFly build it?
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Why don't you have your attorney tell you? Besides, I think you want the 2009 codes as they are relevant for today. You might dupe someone into telling you what's on the deck by having a "free" estimate done for repairs. You can use google for the 2006 codes to find em. And than there's the awc (American Wood Council) which has the codes in a printable version, But if you didn't know what was being installed when it was installed how are you going to know what is installed by reading the codes?

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You should probably go talk to your local building official. Did they pull a permit? Was it built according to the plans? Did it pass inspection?
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You really should try the sister site DIY Home Improvement Forum.

http://www.diychatroom.com/index.php

Lots of guys there to answer your questions.

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If they used drywall and 2x3's you should be fine.
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If they used drywall and 2x3's you should be fine.
But it has to me 5/8th drywall and make sure the 2x3's are pressure treated as they are much stronger.
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But it has to me 5/8th drywall and make sure the 2x3's are pressure treated as they are much stronger.
If you used the green drywall and painted with bathroom paint you can skip the pressure treated wood
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