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Hi All, I have a deck to build 8x12 under / over bolted through the house ledger to the floor joist. I’m trying to figure out the best way to gang up the 6x6 post. The decks will mirror each other.
I usually set the post / beam 2ft back from the front of deck and 1ft in from the sides. If I use this layout and gang up the 6x6 I would have to set the footings and post on the outer joist and corners or keep them set back 2-ft back on the edged of deck.

I was thinking of setting post at the end of deck and gang up from there?

Also the railings are black powder coated steel.

Does anybody have any picts of this they can post?

Thanks in advance for the time and help.
 

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Hi All, I have a deck to build 8x12 under / over bolted through the house ledger to the floor joist. I’m trying to figure out the best way to gang up the 6x6 post. The decks will mirror each other.
I usually set the post / beam 2ft back from the front of deck and 1ft in from the sides. If I use this layout and gang up the 6x6 I would have to set the footings and post on the outer joist and corners or keep them set back 2-ft back on the edged of deck.

I was thinking of setting post at the end of deck and gang up from there?

Also the railings are black powder coated steel.

Does anybody have any picts of this they can post?

Thanks in advance for the time and help.
How high off the ground is the lower deck and are you using 2 posts or three to hold up the upper deck beam?
 

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Personally I like tying the 6X6's into the railing & notching out for the beams thus I would try going with one solid 6x or doing a scarf joint with bolts
As for your method - they have hangers & anchors for that but I couldn't even begin to tell you which type. I know Simpson has a Connector guide / app which lists all the specs & info needed for their 5000 plus ones available
 

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You could use a ECC66, I think. It does break up the post though. The other option to pick up the lower beam would be a HUC hanger, if the load ranges work.


Hi Mark, use the cc/ecc to gang up the 6x6 or use teh HUC on the 6x6 post to hang beam?
 

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The posts were 20' tall and they were 43" above the deck surface (42" high rail at customers request) the most that was cut off any post was 1.5". We notched the posts for each beam (single steel beam 2.25" wide).
 

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Like this?


yes but smaller ;) . You know were in the city and everything get squeezed in...

Take the right 1/3 of your deck off and just run the 6x6 on the outer corners. No stairs. Just walk out of the slider doors and onto the deck. The HO wants to add a spiral to the 3rd fl deck and head up to the roof top. I have to file for amended permit which will take a while probably get to the rooftop build in March. I'll have to gang a 2-10ft 6x6 because i don't see how I can get the a 20ft 6x6 in this tight area. Wind up joining with a scarf joint or simpson brackets.
 

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The support posts (rough 6x6, true 6" square) continue up to be rail posts, the intermediate posts are 4x4 sleeved with a composite sleeve (5" square sleeve). Railing is fortress iron fe26 panels.
 
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