Pressure Treated Lumber - dimensional variations in joists
I am building a freestanding deck - consisting of two rows of 2x12 beams with 2 x 8 joists on 12" centers - deck surface will be 2 x 6 on 45 degree angle.
I laid out the joists and screwed them to the rim joist (24" cantilever past beam)before securing them to the beams themselves. I'm using Simpson Hurricane clips.
Here is my issue - the height of the joists vary by up to 3/8" so when the top surface of each joist is flush with the top of the Rim Joists there are sections of joist that "float" over the beams.
It looks like I have to secure to the beams first then let the rim joist be uneven - aligning to the lowest joist in the series of 22.
This is a permitted/ approved home owner project -