posts: Do You Ever Have That Sinking Feeling?............................An OMG FIle. - 05/27/11 05:15 PM
 
Do You Ever Have That Sinking Feeling?............................An OMG FIle.
Do you ever feel like you are just floating along, not connected to any thing. Not grounded. Well you might not be if you are on a deck like the one shown below.

You can see that the support beam that's been added to this deck at mid-joist span to support and stiffen it is doing neither. It's not even touching the joists or the footing post below itself.
It could be removed and it would have no effect on this deck. You'd never know it was gone.
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Robert Butler, Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection (Aspect Inspection)

Robert Butler

Montreal Home Inspector | Aspect Inspection

Montreal West Island, QC

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Address: Montreal West Island -, Serving the greater Montreal region, Pointe-Claire, QC, H9S 4L3

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Usually I'm presenting an aspect of home maintenance, value improvement or 'how too' instructions to feature best practice ways to do things around building and property issues. Some times it's building tech history or how thing came to be as they are, the back story on terms, expressions and phrases. I keep track of the strange, the unique, the special and interesting things I get to see, including the dangers. These are filed as OMGs. OMGs always have photos, so I share the file with you from time to time. The rest come out of thin air. More than once I start writing a comment on someone else's blog and end up inking a whole new blog. Am I inspired or am I ranting? You can decide.


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