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Is it OK to use screws on joist hangers?
Last Updated: 26th August, 2021
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In this regard, do I need to use joist hangers?
You don't need joist hangers if you're not attaching to a structure and hanging joists off a ledger or if you don't have a flush beam. Deck screws have very little shear strength - they should NEVER be used to connect joists in any way shape or form.
Beside above, how do you fasten joist hangers? Attaching Joists with Hangers
- Hanger Nails. Use short joist-hanger nails to attach the hanger to a ledger or a single header.
- Longer nails for the sides. When driving through the sides of the hanger, use longer nails.
- Make a Scab Guide.
- Drive the tab.
- Drive Nails.
- Hang the joist with a bent over nail.
- Attach the hanger.
- Scab onto the joist.
Keeping this in consideration, is a joist hanger stronger than nailing?
According to McEntee, “A joist hanger or hurricane tie connector will provide a stronger and more reliable connection than toe-nails.”
How much weight can a joist hanger hold?
Because you want a deck that can hold at least 55 pounds-per square inch, you multiply seven by 55, showing you that you'll need a joist hanger that can support 385 pounds. Upon inspecting various joist hangers, you'll notice information stamped on the side of the hanger and on the bottom; this is crucial.