Questions about: joists

I am planning to build ceiling storage in garage. One side of it will be hanging from ceiling joist the other one will be attached to the wall. The joist that I am planning to use 20 ft long and consist of two 2x4 linked by metal plate, so it is not
Joists are the repeated structural members that are used to build a deck frame. The minimum size joist to be used in deck construction is not a stand-alone consideration, and is related to the number of footings and beams that will be installed. In g
In this instance, we have installed the bottom piece 1 1/4 inches above the flashing, so it will end up 1/4 inch above the decking, which is 1 inch thick. .
If I want to have a granite countertop as a table on top of my deck, do I need to support the 4 corners with actual footing, like 4x4 with concrete? Or it is possible to just bold the 4 legs on the side of the joists? I have not weight my granite yet
I was looking at below photo and realized they basically put the trim joists of the platform on top of the bottom joists / beam. Is that allowed? I thought you have to actually put footings for the raised platform. Anyhow, if this method is OK, is th
Joist hangers can be used anywhere you need to strengthen a load bearing connection. Joist hangers use face mount attachments to fasten joists to ledger boards and beams. You can buy joist hangers for different size lumber
Solid Blocking Blocking Requirements: Blocking keeps taller joists from tending to twist onto their sides when heavily loaded. By 2003 International Building Code (IBC), in addition to having to install blocking where joists overlap over a center bea
Term Definition Joist HangerMetal shape formed for hanging on the main beam to provide support for the end of a joist. Joist HangersMetal brackets designed to hold joist ends. Using hangers is usually faster and easier than toenailing joists
Hi, I will be putting a 5200 pound (with water, people, etc. ) hot tub on my existing 12 by 30 deck (circa 1990). It weighs more my truck