@Bob, I have planned to put railings for my deck, which is only 12 inches above the ground. My 4x4 posts will be 36 inches, excluding the bottom parts, which will be attached to the perimeter joists. I wonder if I can use LedgerLOK structural screws instead of lag bolts? Thank you!
Tension ties, such as DTT2Z, are used in the case where a post is fastened directly to floor system with through-bolts. DPTZ does not require tension ties. You may want to contact your local building department to inquire if the connector is acceptable solution in your municipality.
We used 3/8 x 1 1/2 inch galvanized steel lag bolts for the big holes that attach to the 2x4 and #8, 1 1/2 stainless steel wood screws for all the other smaller holes that attach to the post.
It’s galvanized so it should do OK with ground contact.
The DPTZ is not code listed. Please see the T-C-GRDRLPST17 Technical Bulletin on our website for Code-Compliant Guardrail Post Connections. Thank you!
Don’t think so. The brackets I used were tight on a standard 4x4 pt post. One bracket was so tight that I had to get another.
Too large. Use blocking
Depends on several things. Size of the panels’ * Length * Height * Material * Thickness Also how far the posts are spaced. For example; a fence made of 1/2” PT yellow pine in 8’ sections that are 6’ tall requires at least three 4”x4” posts, where as a fence made of 1/4” PVC in 6’ sections that are 4’ tall only requires two 4”x4” posts.
I'm sorry to say it is not available in a 6x6 size. The DPT Deck Post Ties are only available in the 4x4 size shown here (DPT7Z) or a 2x4 size (DPT5Z). Thank you!