depends on your framing system
doesn't your bulding dept have sample deck & patio cover designs?
Just a WAG but I'd say 8' to 12' depending on deck design
Is this thing close to the ground or 8' up?
check out http://www.decks.com /
but be careful they have some really dumb details for parts of the deck
(like post to foundation connections)
they have a span calculator that will give you an idea depending on
joist size, spacing & live load but your local building dept
requirements will have to be satisfied
Thank you for recommending www.decks.com. We are always looking to
improve the site. We show 3 or 4 different techniques at this
connection. There are many people that use these different techniques.
We felt it was only fair to show them all. We mot prefer you to have a
bolt connection at the post and pier.
Thank you again.
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