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Deck posts?

Yankee

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brudgers said:
What code provision do you cite?
I site "submit to me engineering that indicates that I can approve 4x4's as being compliant in this installation"
 

DRP

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Gut reaction, you can check it yourself or have the client retain an engineer to show that if they are spaced <8' apart on this deck the posts are at less than 50% capacity, slenderness accounted for. I'm pretty sure this is not one for "accepted engineering" to fail. There seems to be a great deal of empirical know how saying this is a bad idea, and I fully agree, I've had 6x6's twist 45 degrees in that kind of span. Is the grading up to accepted engineering or what is being missed?
 
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