Asked by: Lelah Elbers
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th June, 2020

Can you cut down joist hangers?

No, it's not acceptable to cut the joist hangers. In order to determine if they are acceptable anyway, there are several issues to review: 1) hangers are notched, 2) incomplete nailing, 3) wrong nails, 4) wrong install of fasteners (angled install in lieu of perpendicular to joist installation).

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Moreover, can you use screws in joist hangers?

joist hanger nails for nailing into the side of the joist (Photo 5); for double hangers, use 8d or 10d nails. The manufacturers agree: Never use galvanized deck screws or drywall screws to install joist hangers. Those screws don't have the shank size and toughness to support joist loads.

how much weight will a joist hanger support? Because you want a deck that can hold at least 55 pounds-per square inch, you multiply seven by 55, showing you that you'll need a joist hanger that can support 385 pounds. Upon inspecting various joist hangers, you'll notice information stamped on the side of the hanger and on the bottom; this is crucial.

how do you remove floor joist hangers?

First get yourself a flat metal pry bar slide the curved end behind the nail and slowly pull the head of the nail towards you until the whole nail comes free. Repeat this process with each nail until the joist hanger comes free with no effort.

Are joist hangers necessary?

Codes typically call for attaching joists with joist hangers at the ledger. They are sometimes not required at the header if they rest on a nearby drop beam and you drive nails through the face of the header into the joists. But even in that situation, some inspectors will want to see joist hangers.

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