How To Build a Deck | Post Holes & Framing (2 of 5)

Watch to learn how to safely frame your deck including post hole placement, joists, brackets and bracing.

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14 Replies to “How To Build a Deck | Post Holes & Framing (2 of 5)”

  1. Cali I'ma burry a metal 45 degree angle post.they sai hole diameter has to be 16 in deep and also the post has to have 8 inches all around

  2. When using the post bases on the footers, will these also support a 2 story deck? I'm guessing the footers would need to be larger to support a 2 deck … deck?

  3. Often, attaching a bracket just to an existing concrete pad is insufficient and probably won't meet code.

  4. My favorite part was when they leveled up the freshly cut end of the concrete cardboard. Also how deep exactly was that concrete anchor?

  5. Sure wish i could take in what you are saying! Why is there music?? And slowing down wouldnt hurt either! Thx

  6. Never had much luck using 4×4 legs on a porch or deck. They like to twist and split over a few seasons.

  7. I like this vid but is there a more secure way to set posts? Every time something bumped it they shake. watch the saw cutting to height it's wobbling like crazy! I mean I know all the other components will shore it up, but I really wonder if there is a better way. I realize cross bracing will also aid.

    I guess I am just wondering if there is a more stable ground connection?

  8. Don’t ever use screws to frame sh*t always a framing gun with galvanized nails where needed screws shear with any kind of movement nails won’t

  9. You dig & pour concrete without the post in the dirt? Then connect it with the brace? How is that stronger than post being in the ground with concrete?

  10. I live in the desert with no homes who have a deck in sight. But this is interesting

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