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post #21 of 23 Old 03-08-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Are you anchoring posts down to concrete patio? You should check your local building codes. These things can have substantial wind loads.
Gosh, mine has had 40" of snow, then in June we get 80mph gusts sometimes. She's still steady....
I don't live in a frost zone so I'll pour 18" deep and 18' wide footings and set the brackets. The guy at the lumber yard told me that this is code. I'll double check what he said with the city too.
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This is exactly the same thread I was about to post, thanks everyone. So if I got it right, my two options are pressure treated or cedar/redwood with a sealer.

For the size pergola I'm looking for (12' x 18'), the pre-fab sets are seriously money. Guess I'll have to calculate the amount of wood I need and make a few calls to my local lumber yard.

If anyone has used an online instructional chart they found helpful, I'd take any recommendations. Otherwise my drafting table will get a little work
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This is exactly what i was looking for.
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