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    Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    Hey guys,

    So I want to build a 2nd stand alone deck to connect my pool to my main deck. I purchased a good book which shows the latest building techniques, but I am having trouble figuring out how to finish the header/outside joists closest to the pool side (since there is no room to finish them in the traditional way). Here is a drawing of what I want to do:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/231214/deck.jpg

    The yellow part is what I have to build.

    If you have any tips, pics of your joists/beam setup, I would really appreciate it!

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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    Hi, bumping this back to page 1. Good luck on your build.
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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    Thanks. It really should be a simple project, but there is so little info on building pool decks (round AGP's that is). I figured with all the talent here, I should be able to get some useful info

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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    There are a lot of nice above ground decks on the forum, it sometimes takes awhile for one of the owners to show up!
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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    I would settle for blue prints showing how to properly place the posts closest to the pool

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    Don't know if this is what you are looking for?
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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    That's a great start, it shows how you finished the surface (which was very helpful), do you happen to have a photo of construction process? Thanks for taking the time to share!

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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    This site shows some deck plans for above ground pools.
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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    I started with that site (was originally going to use those blocks), but since those plans are designed for above ground blocks, it changes everything.

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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    Where are you at? I designed my deck at Menards, most Big Box stores have in house programs that will show you everything you need to know.
    24' AG Doughboy w/ 5'8 dish bottom, CWII DE Filter, 1.5 hayward 2 speed pump, Aquatrol SWG.

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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    Here is the current progress of my deck build, it wasn't that bad to frame, just time consuming.
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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    Here is a shot of the framing, I made each section individual, and tied them together creating a 2-ply beam between each section at which I put a 4x4 post and deck block on each end.
    I simply tied the main deck to these sections and used joist hangers (installed after, not seen in this pic). Where the skimmer is, I had to create a dropped beam to pick up the load so I could frame around the skimmer.
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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    Here is my drawing...sorry, no during construction pic...but I'll add one after



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    Re: Looking for pictures of deck construction & tips

    Those are some really nice decks!

    I did try Lowes, but their software couldn't handle the curve.

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