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How many deck builders have a building department that is requiring these?




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I haven't had to yet, I was just wondering who has.
 

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Not here yet.
 

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It's going to suck big time when we have to start working inside the home to build a balcony
 

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Californiadecks said:
How many deck builders have a building department that is requiring these? I haven't had to yet, I was just wondering who has.
In NJ that was omitted in the code. Thank God we don't have to deal with this none sense.
 

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Fema determined that these were considered sesmic so if your not sesmic you dont need them but...........Simpson says human occupants create just as much lateral movement so it should be done. Cheap insurance if the inside is unfinished or accessible.
 

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Fema determined that these were considered sesmic so if your not sesmic you dont need them but...........Simspon says human occupants create just as much lateral movement so it should be done. Cheap insurance if the inside is unfinished or accessible.
How would that explain how I need them in SE PA, but Cali doesn't?

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I dont know thats what I was explained, and is noted in your link. I think many municpals have chosen not to enforce it yet. My last seminar many inspectors were confused because the code & fema said one thing but our state determined it didnt apply to us. The wrench was the information from simpson that showed humans creating greater forces.
 

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http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/publications/pdf_ccc/ccc_2011_fall.pdf

Unless something changed from 2011, but going back to last fall I dont think so.
Thanks for that link Tom :thumbsup:

When I first saw that requirement and everyone was talking about the pain in the A$$ it was... I stopped at the township and the building inspector and he told me it was omitted... So just to make sure (as you know one says yes, the other says no) I called the DCA to make sure and they told me that it was omitted.
 

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Yeah and they're a real pain when joists are engineered and not dimensional.
So Kam, if they're engineered joists do you just fill the webbing with solid blocks first?
 
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