The ledger board is a problem for about 90% of decks. If this gives way many can die.

Members are using a bolt equation (from Deck Course) to find out the # of bolts required.

My challenge is to PROVE that the # of bolts illustrated by the equation is actually correct. So let’s check it!!

Can someone come up with a proof (using other means) to check this. Lets assume we can place a 1200 US gal Hot Tub anywhere on the deck. Please post your PDF solution so all can see. This must be a valid proof to be acceptable.