Can you attach a ledger board to rim joist?

A: Mike Guertin, a builder and remodeler in East Greenwich, R.I., and a presenter at JLC Live, responds: If the rim joist is structural—in other words, designed to transfer compression loads between the subfloor sheathing and the mudsill or plate below—then a deck ledger can be attached to it.

How do you attach a ledger to a rim joist?

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Quote from Youtube video: First you have to pre-drill out the minor or the narrowest diameter on this fastener. With a half-inch that works out to be a 3/8 inch drill bit for the full length of this fastener.

How do I attach joists to rim joist?

Step 1: Attach Rim Joist

Measure and cut the rim joists to length. Set one edge of a rim joist on the beam with the top edge of the other end flush with the ledger. Fasten the boards with two 3-inch deck screws. Fasten the other rim joist the same way.

How do rim joists attach to top plate?

The rim joist should be toe nailed into the top plate below using the appropriate nail size (likely 12d or 16d nails, depending on the material). Toe nailing is accomplished by nailing through the face of the rim board diagonally down into the top of the wall plate.

Can the rim board be used as a ledger?

Yes, a deck ledger can be attached to the TJI® floor system that contains either 1-1/8″ or 1-1/4″ or thicker Trus Joist® rim board.

Can you attach deck to rim board?

Deck Ledger Installation:

They should have full engagement with the rim board. The tip of the screw should visibly protrude beyond the inside face of the rim board member. Once you’ve selected the proper screw length, drive the screw through the ledger, sheathing, and rim board joist.

Where do you attach a ledger board?

The finished deck height is 1 inch below the bottom of the sill. The decking is 1-inch thick, so the top of the ledger is 1 1/8 inch below the bottom of the sill.

How do I attach a deck to a rim joist?

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Quote from Youtube video: With your just a little bit a little to just set our rim joist here there's a top at the other end. And taking our nails and nailed it. In. Got that exactly where you want.

How do you attach a ledger board to concrete?

Use a wood bit to drill ½” pilot holes through the ledger board. Next, use a concrete bit to drill into the concrete wall. Install two bolts at the end of each ledger board. Hammer the sleeve anchor through the ledger board into the concrete wall.

How do you fasten joist to top plate?

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Quote from Youtube video: As you're installing it in it's probably easier when it's over a stud to put it in the seam. Start drilling and then drop it down here's how that. Works.

How do you nail a rim joist to a sill plate?

Start an 8-penny nail as a toenail, 1 inch from the end of the joist and 1 inch from the bottom of the joist. Drive the toenail into the sill plate at a 45-degree angle, but do not drive it fully at this time or you will move the joist off of the layout mark.

How do I attach joists to sill plate?

The floor joists are secured to the sill joists by installing wall sheathing (plywood or OSB board) that laps from the sill plate up the wall to the double top plate. When the sheathing is nailed to the sill plates, rim joists, studs and double top plate, then all the components are secured in place.

What attaches to the sill plate?

A sill plate, also known as a sole plate, is the bottom horizontal part of a wall or building to which the vertical studs will be attached.

What is a ledger board?

Definition of ledger board

1 : a horizontal board forming the top rail of a simple fence or the handrail of a balustrade. 2 : a flooring board in scaffolding.

Is a rim joist load bearing?

On a deck, the rim joist isn’t typically considered load bearing unless a wall is built atop it. But it’s still very important. They provide strength to the floor joists and keep them upright just like the floor joists inside a house.

Do you use joist hangers on rim joist?

If it’s not convenient to stand on the outside of the rim joist to through-screw the fasteners, installing hangers to the rim joist before fastening it in position is a good option.

Where is the rim joist located?

Rim joists are located at the top of your basement walls. They usually look like wooden squares going around the perimeter of your basement. The main purpose of a rim joist is to support the weight of the floor resting on the joists.

What is the difference between a rim board and a rim joist?

A rim joist’s relationship to the joists is similar to what the top or bottom wall plate is to the studs. It is also confusingly called a header (header also refers to other framing components) or rim board. Collectively, the end joists and rim joists are called band joists, especially in regard to deck construction.

What is a ledger joist?

Ledger boards are made from lumber of the same dimensions as the rest of the rim joists on your deck. Depending on the height and size of your deck, the rim joist may be made of 2-by-6 or larger planks. Treated lumber is typically the material of choice, since the deck ledger is exposed to the elements.

Do rim joists need to be doubled?

It is advisable to increase the rigidity and strength of your deck’s rim or perimeter in order to reduce bounce and provide a solid foundation for your rail system. This can be accomplished in a couple of ways. You may want to install double rim joists across long sections to respond to the flexibility of the material.