Hope you're all avoiding the ridiculous heat. I am buidling a deck like the
rest of the nation, so my tshirt tan will be well developed in a few weeks.
I'm trying to connect two double 2x beams to each other. They meet at about 33
degrees from parallel. Simpson doesn't have anything that I can find that works
outside the 45-90 range. Since any fasteners will be near the end of the angled
beam, I'm hesitant to drive something like Ledger Loks through for fear of
splitting it. I don't have a way to support it from underneath, it can only
hang from the main beam with a hanger that clamps over the top, or be face
connected in shear. The angled beam is 8.5' long so it will have significant
weight on it if the deck ever sees people.
The other end of the angled beam isn't built yet, and it will be resting on its
own post, so I could splay them such that the end in question uses two separate
single beam connectors, but I come up empty there too except for a bendable
angle bracket that I won't be able to fasten on the inside angle:
The other option is to have them meet at their cut faces over a post, but the
post is a 4x6 and I don't know if that would be enough purchase to provide
support. I would have to fasten everything into the post; there is no
post-to-beam connector for beams meeting at 33 degrees.
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