Rim Joist to Ledger on Inside Corner of the House

Just a quick question.

They say to screw the rim joist to the end of the ledger. One side, no issues. The other side is on the inside corner of the house, so that part is impossible to screw into the end of the ledger.

Should I just use an angle bracket or should I use lag screws to put another type of side ledger against that side of the house with an angle bracket and add another joist against it to make it a double rim, or is there an easier, but safe way?




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Aug 06, 2010
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Re; Rim Joist to Ledger on Inside Corner of the House
by: Ray

I have the same situation, my plan was/is to use brackets at the corner and lag both ledgers into the wall.

Jul 24, 2010
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by: Editor - Rich Bergman

Kind of hard to visualize your problem without a sketch. Bottom line is if you are connecting to your ledger and you are using engineered joists (I beam style) you have to ensure that the rim joist is also designed for that style of joist which they always are. They are a thick heavy OSB type solid material which and should go all around the perimeter of your floor. You should be able to secure against that from the inside face or your house also. And you should do that if you are connecting your deck to your ledger. But its tough to understand your issue without a sketch or drawing details.

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