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Why does Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide (DCA 6) Figure 10 show that diagonal bracing is prohibited on center posts?


From the DCA 6 Commentary, “Diagonal bracing can contribute to the stiffness of the deck and, therefore, cause additional lateral loads on the posts. Since center posts receive more vertical load than corner posts, additional lateral load can cause overstress.”


 
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