Another deck ledger detail question
I didn’t want to hijack the other thread going on this topic so I thought I would create a separate one.
I have a second story deck to install and in preparation I installed a “belly-band” in the siding at the proper location. Since it served as a part of the siding for the time being it is structural Doug Fir, but not pressure treated. I flashed it properly to prepare is as a ledger.
Now it’s time to install the deck. I’m thinking the best approach is to install a second ledger with spacers right onto the “belly-band.” This would be PT.
But would it be wrong to attach joist and hangers directly to the bellyband if it’s properly flashed? I am planning to use the Simpson tie that can be attached with a lag screw into the top plate. Maybe this approach would not satisfy code?
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