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 Is there any way to get the deck beams to align to the face of the deck instead of set back? Manually aligning where you want them is no problem, just a hassle.

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 Is there any way to get the deck beams to align to the face of the deck instead of set back? Manually aligning where you want them is no problem, just a hassle.

NOPE

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the ability to do this has been requested by many for the deck beams to be able to designate a distance out on the deck. So as Scott says NOPE

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I find it much easier to turn off the deck framing once the floors are in place and manually place proper posts and beams. If you do this and then have to adjust the decks you don't lose everything and have to start over.

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I haven't seen flush beams on decks in ages, unless this is an older style screened porch, because it uses the frame to transfer roof load right onto the flush beam and down onto the footing instead of the decks cantilevered ledge.

On most decks I use flush beams when framing angled decks, octagons or when building stair landings because doing a cantilevered beam is less practical in these cases. I guess the way CA is designed to a more modern deck construction since not many people do screened porches and prefer more open deck environment.

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