lagbolts to support a deck
Wednesday August 11, 2010:
To Mike: Thanks for outlining the flaw in my plan and for providing the link to the Simpson products. Clearly your recommendation, as I understand it, is as follows.
(A) not to insert the new piece of wood, since it does not add much additional support.
(B) Use 1/2" carriage bolts plus Simpson ties (as per your original post).
(C) Drill the 1/2" holes for the bolts through the 2 vertical pieces of pressure -treated lumber using good quality spade bit
I do not have experience in this field so please excuse my prevarication.
Amy further comments are welcome. Compass coordinates are first hand experience, which I lack.