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Old 11-02-2018, 08:33 PM   #121
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So how big is that deck going to be and how high off the ground. It looks so small compared to the one's I used to build. JK


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Old 11-02-2018, 08:49 PM   #122
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I'm doing OK. After looking through this thread, I started to miss some of the excitement and challenge of those big hillside decks. It's been 4 years since I tackled one of those.
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The challenges of taking nothing and turning it into something is what keeps people in the trades when nothing else seems worth it!!
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Old 11-02-2018, 09:30 PM   #125
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The city council voted 3-1 to allow this project. There's 5 members one was not there. So it was approved by 1 vote. If it was a tie the home owners loses.


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The city council voted 3-1 to allow this project. There's 5 members one was not there. So it was approved by 1 vote. If it was a tie the home owners loses.


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Does the council get to vote on every job in that city?
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Does the council get to vote on every job in that city?
Probably the ones where mature orange trees might be harmed.

Nice job, nice photos there.

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Hillside building in Cali has been tightly regulated for 35-40 years. New house builds were pretty much shut down in some mountain areas.
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That was an easement maintained by the city but owned by the homes. The city abandoned the easement because they got tired of the managing the Orange trees. So the agreement to the community was we'll no longer consider it an easement but you must maintain the trees. Building in that area wasn't part of the agreement. This triggered a city council vote.

And no 99% of jobs on hillsides don't need the city council to vote. That was not the norm.


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So we use the corner to corner string method to cross-site the beams. I'd be a little further along, but I am waiting on my boys to complete the footings.


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How accurate did you get your beams as far as level and square? Did you need to cheat anything?
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So we use the corner to corner string method to cross-site the beams. I'd be a little further along, but I am waiting on my boys to complete the footings.


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The 3rd pic where you're on the beam...what contractor flip-flops are those?
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How accurate did you get your beams as far as level and square? Did you need to cheat anything?


We came out about 5/16" out of square, I'll split that number between two corners and make the adjustment to bring it back into square with my rim and joists.

Level and flat was spot on!

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Has anyone ever noticed I NEVER use temp braces? Haven't used them on a deck in years.


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Do you regularly use those stirrup post bases? They look like they can resist some sway until its all toe nailed above
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Do you regularly use those stirrup post bases? They look like they can resist some sway until its all toe nailed above


I always use those Simpson buckets. They are very common here.


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Has anyone ever noticed I NEVER use temp braces? Haven't used them on a deck in years.


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