July 17, 2013
I kinda figured as much, but I thought I'd ask anyway. I'm going with a different plan.
May 30, 2015
This lumber size is not within the prescriptive code, the hanger that is not listed is also not within prescriptive code. Up to the authority having jursidiction but I would recommend a licensed design professional.
July 17, 2013
I'm building a patio cover and I need to hang a 4x6 rough joist on a rough 2x8 ledger. A local lumber yard that sells the rough timber has a nice steel hanger for 4x6 but it's not approved. I asked the owner of the lumber yard and he said he's never had a problem with that, though I know a lot of these are being built without permit. As far as I know there has not been an engineering test done on these hangers. I've attached a photo of a very similar design. If I use these am I going to run in to problems at inspection time?
Edit: I could use the Simpson U46R but the timber yard's hanger is nicer looking.
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