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I'm installing a hot tub on my existing deck. the load

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I'm installing a hot tub on my existing deck. the load including people will be 87 PSF. currently the deck is 2"x10" on 12" centers with a 12' span. the headers are doubled 2x12 on a 8' span sitting on 6"x6" post. I can beef it up if need be.
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Elkton MD.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 11 months ago.
Would you be able to draw a rough sketch and share it with me?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't have the means to draw a sketch. I'm working from my phone.
Expert:  walkereng replied 11 months ago.
Sorry for the delay. 1. Do you happen to know what species and grade of lumber you have in your deck?2. How tall are you 6x6 posts that support the deck?

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