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9" 10" 10" 11" 12" 13" 14" 14" 15" Southern Pine Beam 1–2 × 6 1–2 × 6 1–2 × 6 2–2 × 6 2–2 × 6 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 10 2–2 × 10 Ponderosa Pine Beam 1–2 × 6 1–2 × 6 1–2 × 8 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 10 2–2 × 10 2–2 × 10 2–2 × 12 Corner Footing dia. 7" 7" 8" 9" 9" 10" 10" 11" 11" Intermediate Footing dia. 9" 10" 11" 12" 13" 14" 15" 15" 16" Southern Pine Beam 1–2 × 6 1–2 × 6 2–2 × 6 2–2 × 6 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 10 2–2 × 10 Ponderosa Pine Beam 1–2 × 6 2–2 × 6 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 8 2–2 × 10 2–2 × 10 2–2 × 10 3–2 × 10 7" 8" 9" 9" 10" 10" 11" 11" 12" Corner Footing dia.

Use of a center stringer is recommended for stairways with more than three steps. CHART 1: MAXIMUM SPANS FOR VARIOUS JOIST SIZES SOUTHERN PINE DOUGLAS FIR REDWOOD/CEDAR SIZE 12" OC 16" OC 24" OC 12" OC 16" OC 24" OC 12" OC 16" OC 24 OC 2×6 9' 11" 9' 7' 7" 9' 6" 8' 8" 7' 2" 8' 10" 8' 7' 2×8 13' 1" 11' 10" 9' 8" 12' 6" 11' 1" 9' 1" 11' 8" 10' 7" 8' 8" 2 × 10 16' 2" 14' 11' 5" 15' 8" 13' 7" 11' 1" 14' 11" 13' 10' 7" 2 × 12 18' 16' 6" 13' 6" 18' 15' 9" 12' 10" 17' 5" 15' 1" 12' 4" DECK PLANNING & DESIGN 31 A Understanding Loads T he supporting structural members of a deck—the posts, beams, and joists—must be sturdy enough to easily support the heaviest anticipated load on the deck.

Ledger flashing, or Z-flashing, prevents moisture damage behind the deck ledger. Self-sealing membrane provides extra protection from moisture in damp climates or in areas where there is snow accumulation. It can be used over flashing or on top of beams, joists, and posts (see below left), and it self-seals around nails or screws that pierce it. Install self-sealing membrane behind the ledger as protection from moisture. You can apply the membrane over the house wrap or building felt or directly to the wall sheathing using the same method shown at left.

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