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Posted by K Street on August 21st, 2000 06:08 AM

I have recently dismanteled my canterlevered deck. The floor
joists supporting the deck extend about 5 feet. There are
28 joists 16in on center. I intend to extend a new deck out
to 16 feet. My question is should I saw off the old joists
and attach the new ledger to the end grain of the existing
floor joists, (i'm afraid of the joists splitting)or should
I saw off the old joists leaving enough to attach hangers/connectors . I have looked at home centers for ideas
but can't seem to find hangers to match this application.

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