Post to Beam Connection!?!?

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Posted by: from Brantford
6/4/2019 at 9:30:06 PM

Just wondering your take and what the code is for post to beam connection, I have done the beams sandwiched on the post before with carriage bolts through them never had a problem, I have recently switched to doing the post to beam brackets, just wondering if this is standard code now or if using carriage bolts sandwiched on a post is good enough.

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Date/Time6/5/2019 at 3:05:42 AM

I always use the brackets.

When it is structural, I always go with the best conectors. The best beams wether they be laminate, or steel.

Hope this helps.

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Jason in Brantford
Date/Time6/5/2019 at 6:45:41 AM

Ok it's just so hard to find a general code compliance for decks and carpentry online,

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Date/Time6/5/2019 at 7:53:25 AM

Post and beam construction (anything over 24" o/c) is not addressed by Part 9 of the Code; therefore you are referred to Part 4 which requires a professional engineer.

Municipalities may allow some minor post and beam construction (i.e. a front veranda) without engineering if they're OK with the details provided.

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Date/Time6/5/2019 at 6:13:10 PM

I tend to agree with you your way would be just fine however engineered brackets are always best and all inspectors from all areas would pass it. Codes change from time to time I recommend you find out for sure with your local city hall.

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