Ledger Bolt Placement: Another Free Inspection Graphic

Just sharin’…

(SD Screws)

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At some point, all those perforations become a liability :sunglasses:

And what most inspectors don’t realize, is that depending on fastener size and joist span, similar fastener spacing applies to lag bolts!

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Good luck ever seeing a ledger board installed that well. I know I doubt I ever will.

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I agree and It can be dramatic…look at the variance from short to long per IRC 2018

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I believe the AWC just updated the span tables for 2021. I recall hearing that primarily the Southern Yellow Pine spans have changed, become more restrictive.
Also… the updated DCA-6 is due out soon. Was/is likely waiting for the update to the span tables.

Southern yellow pine now has huge rings and is soft as hell. I am not surprised.

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2021 AWC Softwood Span Tables

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