joist hanger on the deck
Photo: Jim Rooney
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No hands on deck, please

This joist hanger holds up the rear deck of a townhouse that was built with pressure-treated lumber. Unfortunately, the chemicals in the wood have reacted with the metal and destroyed the stirrup. Any real weight on this joist will result in a failure. I guess that's one way to crash a party.

Jim Rooney
Freestate Home Inspections
Annapolis, Md.

courtesy of the ASHI Reporter
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