Monday

Deck Safety Support Beam

In addition to the 2 prior blog posts on deck safety anchor point support.
  1. Deck Failure Prevention Building Safety Issue

  2. Deck Failure FIXED Prevented Building Safety Issue
3. The opportunity presented itself with this deck to add a Double 2x6 Support Beam.  This Support Beam cut the stress load on the Ledger board by over 50%.  It reduced the ledger board tributary load by 85%.

Support Beam is responsible 96 Sq Ft of Deck Trib Load
Support Beam is responsible 96 Sq Ft of Deck Tributary Load Stress, easily handled by Double 2x6 that are glued and screwed!
The new support beam now carries the biggest percentage of the load on the deck.

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this blog post is not the place to teach about tributary loads.  A quick duckduckgo search pointed me to the following link:
Tributary Areas for Gravity Loads
Last Revised: 11/04/2014
If the beam is supporting a floor, roof, or wall that has a pressure loading normal to the surface, the total force on the beam equals the area of surface supported (i.e. the tributary area)...   http://www.bgstructuralengineering.com/BGSMA/BGTribArea/BGSMA_TA_02.htm



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Friday

Bill Gates’ Nuclear Pipe Dream convert Depleted U to Pu

If you're like me and read faster than watching a video here are the Transcripts for the interview.  It looks to me like complete madness and explains so much about the Inner Dealings of the Nuclear Industry and points directly to why all the nuclear waste has been left around in different places around the country where it is causing health issues around the St Louis Region and other places 

Paducah, Love Canal, Indian Point, Westlake Landfill, Coldwater Creek, Fukushima, Hartford...

  
Uranium to Plutonium is the grand scheme...

Published on Mar 15, 2016
(EnviroNews DC Bureau) — Editor’s Note: The following news piece represents the second in a 15-part mini-series titled, Nuclear Power in Our World Today, featuring nuclear authority, engineer and whistleblower Arnie Gundersen. The EnviroNews USA special encompasses a wide span of topics, ranging from Manhattan-era madness to the continuously-unfolding crisis on the ground at Fukushima Daiichi in eastern Japan.

READ/VIEW the full report and transcript on EnviroNews here: http://environews.tv/031416-paducah-b...


Tuesday

Deck Failure FIXED Prevented Building Safety Issue

2x12 Ledger Support Masonry Brick Wall Attachment Photos, Notes, and Annotations.


2x12 Ledger Board was attached to the freshly Tuckpointed Masonry Wall with 2- one-half inch lag bolts and anchors at Sixteen Inches On Center (1/2" x 6" Lag Bolts).  Every other Deck Joist.
2x12 Ledger Board was attached to the freshly Tuckpointed Masonry Wall with 2- one-half inch lag bolts and anchors at Sixteen Inches On Center (1/2" x 6" Lag Bolts)
2x12 Ledger Board was attached to the freshly Tuckpointed Masonry Wall with 2- one-half inch lag bolts and anchors at Sixteen Inches On Center (1/2" x 6" Lag Bolts)




Next step is the installation of the Double Ledger that will support the Deck Joists in addition to a 3rd Deck Support Point.


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The Deck to House Attachment Point or lack thereof seems to be somewhat of a common occurrence the photos below
Because the Deck was not built to current Building Codes the St Louis Building Code Department required.
  
Photo 1 and 2: Building Code Official- Required to add 1/2 inch diameter lag bolts every 16 inches







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Deck Failure Prevention Building Safety Issue


One of the reasons that decks collapse is the connection point at the wall, As seen in the following photo: Ledger Board is not attached to the brick wall.  

Currently: This area is supported by a cobbled up support post that rests on the Lower Stairway.  This is not to building codes and is a SAFETY Issue.

Photo Improper Deck Ledger Board House Attachment with Notes on Proper Repair
Building Safety Violation: Improper Deck Ledger Board House Attachment with Notes on Proper Repair

July 19, 2016 Update: Deck Failure FIXED Prevented Building Safety Issue


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