Tension tie when ledger is parallel to house joists
I am installing a small second floor balcony where the deck ledger runs parallel with the house joist. Is there any alternative to adding blocking between the house joist and installing those long tension ties that run from outside to the inside?
Seems like a place for heat to escape and a good place for water to condensate on the cold tie. I like the idea of the Simpson DTT1Z lateral load connectors but they say you cant use them when the joist run parallel to the deck ledger. Any alternative ideas?
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