Welcome to another round of Questions of The Week!
Questions of the week:**
Please Read the Introduction and requirements, changes may have been made.
A member of the Award Committee will post a question, at a random day/time.
A competing member may make one post per question thread to answer the question and the member’s winning entry must have all parts of the question answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.
Winnings will be limited to no more than three times in a given year, the objective is to allow as many Members a chance to win as possible.
Any disregard to the above and divulging the correct answers or giving hints/references will cause a disqualification.
So please refrain from participating if you have already won in the maximum for the Year.
First correct answer (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Question) wins.
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Allow 2 weeks for delivery.
At this time, responses are open to all inspectors who have not won during this calendar year.
If no correct answers, the responses will then be open to others at a time determined by the committee.**
- When installing a deck to a home’s cantilever you should (2 answers) **
a. Use 6” lag bolts in a W pattern
b. A combination of lag bolts and joist hangers
c. Approved footings under the ledger
d. Extend joists into the home
2. Beam continuity is maintained by
a. Using steel straps to tie dimensional together
b. Using ½” bolts staggered in a W pattern to bolt dimensional lumber together
c. By staggering end joints of adjacent plies
d. All of the above
3. The distance deck joists can safely cantilever or overhang a drop beam is determined by the **
a. Size of the joists
b. Size of the joist hangers
c. Nailing pattern
d. All of the above**
- One or more of the concerns for deck cantilevers is**
a. Beam deflection
b. Deck vibration
c. Deck uplift
d. All of the above
Good Luck Inspectors!