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hanger problem

Posted by jaansu (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 7, 12 at 8:07

The joist hangers in my deck renovation are not nailed as seems to be required. There should be 3" galvanized nails that would penetrate the joist and to into the ledger board. The holes on the hanger are not big enough to permit this angled nailing. The new decking goes on Monday so this is my last chance to remedy the nailing. It isn't great but what would you think of slightly enlarging the nailing hole by drilling it enough to permit a nail to be properly angled?

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RE: hanger problem

Where does it say 3" nails for the joist hangers?

RE: hanger problem

Can you post a photo? I'm not sure what exactly you're describing about the angles and the holes not working.

RE: hanger problem

There are two different kinds of joist hangers.


I'm assuming you think they should be (1) but you actually have (2).

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